CSSB 57(NRG): "An Act relating to the development of state emission standards in accordance with the federal Clean Air Act; and providing for an effective date."

00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 57(NRG) 01 "An Act relating to the development of state emission standards in accordance with the 02 federal Clean Air Act; and providing for an effective date." 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) Before 06 beginning to develop a state plan in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 7411(d) (sec. 111(d), 07 Clean Air Act), the department shall, by any appropriate means, seek from the United 08 States Environmental Protection Agency a waiver or similar exemption from the 09 requirements of 42 U.S.C. 7411(d) (sec. 111(d), Clean Air Act). If the department 10 develops the state plan, the plan may not be submitted to the United States 11 Environmental Protection Agency until the department determines that the plan will 12 not result in 13 (1) increased retail electric service rates in a way that would have a 14 disproportionate effect on households of low or moderate income;

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

01 (5) the competitive position of the state; 02 (6) the state government and local governments, including the effects 03 of potential changes in tax revenue; 04 (7) state law, including any new laws necessary to implement the state 05 plan. 06 (c) Not later than 15 days before the submission of a state plan to the United 07 States Environmental Protection Agency, the department shall deliver a copy of the 08 state plan and the report required under (b) of this section to the senate secretary and 09 the chief clerk of the house of representatives and notify the legislature that the report 10 is available. 11 * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect May 15, 2015.