2017 Arkansas Code
Title 8 - Environmental Law
Chapter 3 - Water and Air Pollution Generally
Subchapter 2 - State Emission Plans -- Procedures -- Approval
§ 8-3-208. Rate and reliability safety valve
- (a) If a state plan approved under this subchapter would result in a significant increase in the total electric or natural gas bill annually for any customer class, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality shall reopen the proceeding under § 8-3-204 and, after the opportunity for a hearing, revise the state plan to satisfy § 8-3-206(a)(1) and transmit the revised state plan to the cochairs of the Legislative Council for approval under § 8-3-207.
- (1) Each year the department shall evaluate the impact of electricity rate increases on the energy-intensive-trade-exposed manufacturers and the resulting greenhouse gas leakage.
- (2) If increased electric rates are found to be contributing to increased manufacturing greenhouse gas leakage, the department shall reopen the proceeding under § 8-3-204 and, after the opportunity for a hearing, revise the state plan to avoid manufacturing greenhouse gas leakage and transmit the revised state plan to the cochairs of the Legislative Council for approval under § 8-3-207.
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