Carbon Pollution Standards

Public Hearings: Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

REAL ID Act

Because these hearings are being held at U.S. government facilities, individuals must pass through security screening at the building entrance and show valid picture identification (e.g. driver's license or government-issued ID) to the security staff in order to gain access to the meeting room.

The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, established new requirements for entering Federal facilities.  These requirements will take effect July 21, 2014.  You must present an additional form of identification to enter the Federal buildings where the public hearings will be held if your driver’s license is issued by one of the following states:

  • Alaska
  • American Samoa
  • Arizona
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota*
  • Montana
  • New York*
  • Oklahoma
  • Washington State*

*Please note: Enhanced driver's licenses from Minnesota, New York and Washington are acceptable.

List of acceptable alternative forms of identification

Please note: EPA is working closely with building security for each of the public hearings to ensure that all individuals who wish to attend the hearings will be able to do so.

EPA will hold public hearings in four locations for the proposed Clean Power Plan the week of July 28, 2014. The hearings will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views or arguments concerning the proposed action.

EPA is pleased by the tremendous public interest in the proposed Clean Power Plan. Already, we have received nearly 300,000 written comments on the proposal. There are some additional speaking slots still available in the evening in Pittsburgh on August 1st.  Pre-registration is now closed; however, you may register to speak in person at the hearing location.

EPA has worked to accommodate as many speakers as possible at the hearings; as a result, we anticipate hearing oral comments from about 1,600 people. Registration is not required to attend and listen to testimony at the public hearings.  A large number of attendees is expected, and space will be first-come, first-serve.

People also can comment on the proposal online or by email, fax or letter: EPA considers all comments equally, no matter how they are submitted. The comment period on the proposal is open until October 16, 2014.