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August 18, 2017 | Legal Document

Motion to Delay Haze Rule Implementation in Texas

The Consent Decree entered in this matter requires that, by September 9, 2017,
Defendant Scott Pruitt, Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”)
sign a notice of final rulemaking pursuant to the Clean Air Act’s (“CAA”) regional haze
program, 42 U.S.C. § 7491, to meet the “best available retrofit technology” (“BART”)
requirement for electric generating units (“EGUs”) in Texas. Consent Decree ¶ 4.a.i and ii. EPA
may meet this obligation by: (1) promulgating a federal implementation plan (“FIP”); (2)
approving a state implementation plan (“SIP”); or (3) promulgating a partial FIP and approving a
partial SIP that together meet the relevant requirements. Id.