• EPA's Final Tailoring Rule: Its Future and Implications
  • May 28, 2010 | Authors: George T. Frampton; Theodore L. Garrett; Gerard J. Waldron
  • Law Firms: Covington & Burling LLP - Washington Office ; Covington & Burling LLP - New York Office ; Covington & Burling LLP - Washington Office
  • Amid the furor of congressional and international debate on the future of U.S. climate and energy policy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been quietly promulgating and implementing a series of transformational greenhouse gas regulations. On May 13, 2010, the agency issued the latest of these regulations, a final “tailoring” rule that would phase in stationary source permitting requirements for greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters beginning with the largest sources—power plants, refineries, and cement production facilities (Final Rule).