Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 3826 - Electricity Security and Affordability Act

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

March 4, 2014 5:03 PM

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Capito (WV)


Clarifies that the bill does not preclude a performance standard that is based on a technology developed in a foreign country, as long as that technology has been demonstrated to be achievable at a power plant in the United States.

Capps (CA), McNerney (CA)


Allows the EPA to consider all pollution control technologies being used in the United States or elsewhere when setting new power plant emission standards.

Latta (OH)


Clarifies that the definition of “demonstration project” refers to projects that are receiving federal government funding or financial assistance.

McKinley (WV)


Requires the EPA when submitting their report to Congress to consult with the Energy Information Administration; Comptroller General; National Energy Technology Laboratory; and the National Institute for Standards and Technology.

McKinley (WV)


When reporting to the Congress, the amendment will, additionally, require the EPA to look at the economic impact of such rule or guidelines, including the potential effects on: require capital investments and projected costs for operation and maintenance of new equipment required to be installed; and the global competitiveness of the United States.

Schakowsky (IL), Lowenthal (CA)


LATE REVISED Accepts the scientific finding of the EPA that greenhouse gas pollution is "contributing to long-lasting changes in our climate that can have a range of negative effects."

Smith, Lamar (TX), Schweikert (AZ)


Requires the Administrator to apply the specific criteria, under the bill, for setting a standard based on the best system of emission reduction for new sources within the coal category, when setting a standard for any fossil fuel category.

Waxman (CA)


REVISED Provides that the bill takes effect when the Administrator of the EIA certifies that another Federal program, other than one under section 111 of the Clean Air Act, will reduce carbon pollution in at least equivalent quantities, with similar timing and from the same sources as the reductions required under the rules and guidelines nullified by section 4.