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Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)

Resources for Implementation

The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) requires states to significantly improve air quality by reducing power plant emissions that cross state lines and contribute to ozone and fine particle pollution in other states. In a separate, but related, regulatory action, EPA finalized a supplemental rulemaking on December 15, 2011 to require five states - Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin - to make summertime NOX reductions under the CSAPR ozone season control program. CSAPR requires a total of 28 states to reduce annual SO2 emissions, annual NOX emissions and/or ozone season NOX emissions to assist in attaining clean air standards. To speed implementation, EPA is adopting Federal Implementation Plans, or FIPs, for each of the states covered by this rule. EPA is encouraging states to submit State Implementation Plans (SIPs) starting as early as 2013.

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CSAPR 2012 and 2013 Allowance Allocation

On October 18, 2011, EPA placed 2012 allowances for all four CSAPR programs into accounts for sources with a certified account Designated Representative (DR). DRs are now in place covering 86 percent of CSAPR's 3,600 units at facilities. On October 25, 2011, EPA placed the 2013 control period allowances in accounts of sources in states which have not indicated that they will be determining 2013 allowance allocations. As of the October 17, 2011 deadline, twelve states notified EPA that they intended to distribute 2013 CSAPR allowances to sources in their states: Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Once the proposed CSAPR revisions are finalized, any remaining CSAPR allowances will be placed in accounts as soon as possible. To see the level of allowances placed in specific accounts, please consult Data and Maps. For a summary of allowances available for recordation at the state level, see this spreadsheet (Excel 30 KB).

The allowances that are being placed into accounts reflect the allocation from the final CSAPR (PDF 276pp) Exit EPA Disclaimer and will be adjusted to reflect recent proposed CSAPR revisions (PDF 19 pp) Exit EPA Disclaimer to the extent any revisions are finalized. Because EPA proposed revisions to CSAPR on October 6, it was necessary to ensure that allocations placed into accounts did not exceed the proposed revisions. For each unit, allocations from the final CSAPR were compared to allocation levels in the proposed revisions to CSAPR. The number of allowances placed in accounts was the same as the level stipulated in the final CSAPR unless a unit's allocations under the proposed CSAPR revisions were less than under the final CSAPR, in which case the level stipulated in the proposed CSAPR revisions was placed in the account.

States that are included in the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)

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States that are included in the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)
State Required to Reduce Emissions of NOX during the Ozone Season (1997 Ozone NAAQS) Required to Reduce Annual Emissions of SO2 and NOX (1997 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS) Required to Reduce Annual Emissions of SO2 and NOX (2006 24-Hour PM2.5 NAAQS) *SO2 Group
Alabama X X X 2
Arkansas X
Florida X
Georgia X X X 2
Illinois X X X 1
Indiana X X X 1
Iowa X X X 1
Kansas X 2
Kentucky X X X 1
Louisiana X
Maryland X X X 1
Michigan X X X 1
Minnesota X 2
Mississippi X
Missouri X X X 1
Nebraska X 2
New Jersey X X 1
New York X X X 1
North Carolina X X X 1
Ohio X X X 1
Oklahoma X
Pennsylvania X X X 1
South Carolina X X 2
Tennessee X X X 1
Texas X X 2
Virginia X X 1
West Virginia X X X 1
Wisconsin X X X 1
Number of States 25 18 21

* The final CSAPR divides the states required to reduce SO2 into two groups. Both groups must reduce their SO2 emissions beginning in 2012. Group 1 states must make significant additional reductions in SO2 emissions by 2014 in order to eliminate their significant contribution to air quality problems in downwind areas.

Budgets, Variability Limits and State Assurance Levels

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You will need Microsoft Excel to view the Excel spreadsheet files on this page. Microsoft offers a Free Excel Viewer exit EPA if you don't own Excel.

These updated tables incorporate all adjustments finalized in the Supplemental Notice of Final Rulemaking (December 2011), the February Revisions Rule (February 7, 2012), and the June Revisions Rule (June 5, 2012).

Annual SO2 Budgets, Variability Limits and State Assurance Levels (PDF) (1p, 154 KB) | View this table in Excel (31 KB)

Annual NOX Budgets, Variability Limits and State Assurance Levels (PDF) (1p, 153 KB) | View this table in Excel (31 KB)

Ozone Season NOX Budgets, Variability Limits and State Assurance Levels (PDF) (1p, 160 KB) | View this table in Excel (24 KB)

Changes in States' Requirements from CAIR to the CSAPR

In the CSAPR, some states have different requirements than they did under CAIR. This table shows those differences. This is not an all-inclusive list of states that are included in the CSAPR

Requirements under the Clean Air Interstate Rule Requirements under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
SO2 Annual NOX Ozone Season NOX SO2 Annual NOX Ozone Season NOX
Connecticut No No Yes No No No
Delaware Yes Yes Yes No No No
District of Columbia Yes Yes Yes No No No
Florida Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Georgia Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Iowa Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kansas No No No Yes Yes No
Louisiana Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Massachusetts No No Yes No No No
Michigan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minnesota No No No Yes Yes No
Mississippi Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Missouri Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nebraska No No No Yes Yes No
Oklahoma No No No No No Yes
Texas Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Wisconsin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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