SB 57: "An Act relating to the development of state emission standards in accordance with the federal Clean Air Act."

00 SENATE BILL NO. 57 01 "An Act relating to the development of state emission standards in accordance with the 02 federal Clean Air Act." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 46.14 is amended by adding a new section to article 5 to read: 05 Sec. 46.14.570. Emission standards to comply with federal law. (a) If the 06 department develops a state plan in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 7411(d) (sec. 111(d), 07 Clean Air Act), the plan may not be submitted to the United States Environmental 08 Protection Agency until the department determines that the plan will not result in 09 (1) increased retail electric service rates in a way that would have a 10 disproportionate effect on households of low or moderate income; 11 (2) less reliable electric service, resource inadequacy, or transmission 12 constraints; 13 (3) impairment of investments in existing electricity generating 14 capacity;

01 (4) impairment of the competitive position of manufacturers or other 02 public or private sectors of the state economy; 03 (5) a decrease in employment in the state; or 04 (6) a decrease in state or local revenue. 05 (b) If the department develops a plan under (a) of this section, the department 06 shall prepare a report, subject to notice and comment, that assesses the effects of the 07 plan on 08 (1) the electric power sector, including 09 (A) the availability of affordable electricity from diversified 10 sources of electric generation; 11 (B) the type and amount of electricity generating capacity in 12 the state that is likely to be eliminated or switched to another fuel; 13 (C) investment in electricity generating capacity and other 14 infrastructure; 15 (D) the amount of investment necessary to offset retirements of 16 electricity generating capacity and maintain generation reserve margins; 17 (E) potential risks to electric reliability, such as resource 18 adequacy risks and transmission constraints; 19 (F) the amount by which retail electricity prices in the state are 20 forecasted to increase as a result of the plan; 21 (2) electricity consumers in the state, including any disproportionate 22 effects of electricity and other energy price increases on households of low or 23 moderate income; 24 (3) employment in the state, including direct and indirect employment 25 effects and jobs lost within affected public and private sectors of the state's economy; 26 (4) economic development in the state, including effects on 27 manufacturing, commercial, and other sectors of the economy of the state; 28 (5) the competitive position of the state; 29 (6) the state government and local governments, including the effects 30 of potential changes in tax revenue; 31 (7) state law, including any new laws necessary to implement the state

01 plan. 02 (c) Not later than 15 days before the completion of a state plan, the department 03 shall deliver a copy of the state plan and the report required under (b) of this section to 04 the senate secretary and the chief clerk of the house of representatives and notify the 05 legislature that the report is available.