The Department is proposing amendments to Chapter 8 of the air quality regulations in order to conform to the goals of the Sustainable DC and DC Clean Energy Plans, and to protect air quality in the District by establishing a maximum carbon intensity threshold for fuel burned within the District, either for electricity or heating production. This regulation will further align the District’s regulations with its climate goals by preventing the operation of high-carbon sources of heat and power, such as coal-fired fuel burning equipment, that do not utilize carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) or some other advanced CO2 emission reduction technology, consistent with the District’s plan to decarbonize the District’s energy system.
All persons desiring to comment on the proposed rulemaking should file comments in writing not later than thirty (30) days after publication of this notice in the D.C. Register. Comments should be clearly marked “Public Comments: Section 807 of the Air Quality Regulations” and filed with DOEE, Air Quality Division, 1200 First Street, N.E., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, Attention: Stephen Ours, or e-mailed to [email protected]. Copies of the above documents may be obtained from DOEE at the same address. No comments submitted after July 29, 2019 will be accepted.