Public Hearing on EPA's Proposal to Strengthen the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Rule
EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on May 9, 2023, to provide the public the opportunity to present comments and information regarding the Agency’s proposal to strengthen the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for Power Plants.
Hearing date: May 9, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Pre-registration has closed.
If you did not pre-register and are interested in speaking, please send an email to MATS-RTR-Public-Hearing@rti.org. If time allows, we may be able to add additional speakers to the agenda.
If you prefer to observe (and not speak at) the hearing, you can view a live stream of the proceedings at the following link: MATS Hearing Live Stream 5/9/2023 11 am - 7 pm ET.
EPA considers all comments equally, whether submitted in writing to the docket, or given orally at a public hearing. Each speaker will have 4 minutes to speak.
EPA is proposing to strengthen and update the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units (EGUs), commonly known as the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for power plants, to reflect recent developments in control technologies and the performance of these plants. This proposed rule reflects the most significant improvements and updates to MATS since EPA first issued these standards in February 2012. It also fulfills EPA’s responsibility under the Clean Air Act to periodically re-evaluate its standards in light of advancements in pollution control technologies to determine whether revisions are necessary.
If you have any questions about the hearing or need help registering, please email MATS-RTR-Public-Hearing@rti.org, or contact the SPPD Public Hearing Team by email: SPPDpublichearing@epa.gov; or by telephone: 888-372-8699.