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Adopted Part 251, CO2 Performance Standards for Major Electric Generating Facilities

The amendments 6 NYCRR Part 251, CO2 Performance Standards for Major Electric Generating Facilities and 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions establish carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions standards for non-modified existing major electric generating facilities, while leaving unchanged the existing CO2 emission standards for new and modified major electric generating facilities. All non-modified fossil-fuel fired existing major electric generating facilities that are not currently subject to Part 251, that provide more than 10 percent of their annual electric output to the electric grid, would be required to meet an emissions limit of either 1,800 lbs/MW-hr gross electrical output or 180 lbs/mmBTU of input. The amendments revisions to Part 200 will updated incorporated references to federal rules.

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