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Cooling Water Intakes

Cooling Water Intakes Rulemaking History

Photo - Cooling towers

 
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2014 - Existing Electric Generating Plants and Factories

The 2014 Final Rule is a follow-up to the withdrawn 2004 Rule.

2006 - New Offshore Oil & Gas Extraction Facilities (“Phase III”)

  • Final Rule (June 16, 2006)
    • Support Documents, including
      • Fact sheet
      • Technical Development Document
        Engineering analysis of technologies & costs pertaining to regulation of cooling water intakes at new offshore oil and gas extraction facilities and other existing facilities
      • Economic and Benefits Analysis
        Analysis of economic impacts and benefits of 2006 Cooling Water Intakes rule
      • Regional Benefits Analysis
        Analysis of benefits of the final Cooling Water Intakes rule for each of seven regions evaluated, and national level estimates
  • ​​Proposed Rule (November 24, 2004)

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2004 - Existing Electric Power Plants (“Phase II”) (withdrawn)

  • Notice of Suspension (July 9, 2007)
    Follow-up note: See 2014 Final Rule
    • Implementation Memo (March 20, 2007)
      Guidance on status of Phase II cooling water intakes rule during pending litigation
  • Final Rule (July 9, 2004)
    • Support Documents, including
    • Fact sheet
    • Technical Development Document
      Engineering analysis of technologies & costs for cooling water intake regulations
    • Economic and Benefits Analysis
      Analysis of economic impact, environmental impact and benefits of cooling water intake regulations
    • Regional Benefits Analysis
      Analysis of benefits of the final Cooling Water Intakes rule for each of seven regions evaluated, and national level estimates
  • Proposed Rule (April 9, 2002)

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2003 - Minor Amendments to Phase I Rule


2001 - New Facilities (“Phase I”)

  • Final Rule (December 18, 2001)
    • Support Documents, including
    • Fact sheet
    • Technical Development Document
      Engineering analysis of technologies & costs for cooling water intake regulations
    • Economic Analysis
      Analysis of economic impact, environmental impact and benefits of cooling water intake regulations
  • Proposed Rule (August 10, 2000)

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