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Future of EPA air programs for the next 10 years New Jersey Clean Air

Future of EPA air programs for the next 10 years New Jersey Clean Air Council Public Hearing April 14, 2010

7 Key Themes for EPA Lisa P. Jackson, EPA Administrator - January 12, 2010

7 Key Themes for EPA Lisa P. Jackson, EPA Administrator - January 12, 2010 1. Taking Action on Climate Change 2. Improving Air Quality Assuring the Safety of Chemicals Cleaning Up Our Communities Protecting America’s Waters Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism and Working for Environmental Justice Building Strong State and Tribal Partnerships 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

1. Taking Action on Climate Change Q: How will we (the U. S. /

1. Taking Action on Climate Change Q: How will we (the U. S. / the developed world / the planet) deal with the biggest (in terms of scale, impact and economics) environmental challenge to date? ? ? A: For the U. S. – It depends

The Legislative Options Enactment of new clean energy / climate legislation OR Implementation of

The Legislative Options Enactment of new clean energy / climate legislation OR Implementation of the 1990 Clean Air Act

Legislation • House – Waxman (D-CA)-Markey (D-MA) Bill (American Clean Energy and Security Act

Legislation • House – Waxman (D-CA)-Markey (D-MA) Bill (American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009) – Approved by the House of Representatives on June 26, 2009 – Cap-and-trade • Senate – Kerry (D-MA), Graham (R-SC), and Lieberman (I-CT) working outside of the committee process (through closed-door meetings) – Framework for Climate Action and Energy Independence – A combination of cap-and-trade and cap-and-dividend

1990 Clean Air Act • Massachusetts v. EPA (April 2007) • Endangerment Finding (December

1990 Clean Air Act • Massachusetts v. EPA (April 2007) • Endangerment Finding (December 2009) • Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Light Duty Vehicles (April 2010) • Tailoring Rule (Proposed September 2009) • Johnson Memo Reconsideration (March 2010) • Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule (Published October 2009)

2. Improving Air Quality l The “Conventional” Pollutants & Programs (some with a new

2. Improving Air Quality l The “Conventional” Pollutants & Programs (some with a new twist) – – – National Ambient Air Quality Standards Air Toxics Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) New Source Review (NSR) & Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Enforcement

National Ambient Air Quality Standard Actions in 2010 • NO 2 – Final in

National Ambient Air Quality Standard Actions in 2010 • NO 2 – Final in January 2010 • SO 2 – Final in June 2010 • O 3 Reconsideration – Final in August 2010 • CO – Proposal in October 2010 • PM – Proposal in November 2010

5. Protecting America’s Waters l Air-Water Interface – – l Water-Air Interface – l

5. Protecting America’s Waters l Air-Water Interface – – l Water-Air Interface – l Northeast States' 319(g) Petition on Mercury Deposition Nitrogen deposition A lot of air pollution is generated to pump, treat and heat water or waste Solid Waste-Air Interface – Using recycled or re-used materials reduces emissions from: l l l the extraction of raw materials the manufacture of goods methane (GHG) emissions from landfills

6. … Environmental Justice l Focus on communities historically underrepresented in EPA decision making

6. … Environmental Justice l Focus on communities historically underrepresented in EPA decision making – – l Tribes, communities of color, economically distressed areas Children Develop guidelines for including environmental justice principles in decisions

7. Building Strong State … Partnerships l l View states as co-regulators Provide as

7. Building Strong State … Partnerships l l View states as co-regulators Provide as much support as possible – financial and technical

William S. Baker Air Senior Policy Advisor EPA – Region 2 baker. william@epa. gov

William S. Baker Air Senior Policy Advisor EPA – Region 2 baker. [email protected] gov (212) 637 -3733