CSAPR Implementation Delayed
December 30, 2011 - The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its ruling to stay the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) pending judicial review. Consistent with this decision, EPA will not be taking action to implement the rule pending further order of the court. If market participants wish to use the CAMD Business System to record transfers of the CSAPR allowances or to record other CSAPR related information, they may do so although they are not required to at this time. EPA will not take any further action to implement the rule, such as allocating allowances or conducting annual reconciliation, while the stay is in effect.
The Court directed EPA to continue implementing the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). To do so, they have returned the vintage 2012 CAIR allowances to allowance accounts of affected facilities. The EPA will continue operating the CAIR trading programs until instructed otherwise by the Court.