2018 Arkansas Code
Title 8 - Environmental Law
Chapter 3 - Water and Air Pollution Generally
Subchapter 2 - State Emission Plans -- Procedures -- Approval
§ 8-3-203. State plan preferred -- State plan dependent on federal emission guidelines
(1) This subchapter does not require the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to develop a state plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil-fuel-fired electric generating units under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7411.
(2) However, submission of a state plan is the preferred method of compliance with federal emission guidelines.
(1) Notwithstanding approval by the Legislative Council of submission of a state plan to the United States Environmental Protection Agency or submission by the Governor of a state plan under § 8-3-207, further action by a state agency to implement or enforce a final, approved state plan is dependent upon the final adoption of the federal emission guidelines.
(2) If the federal emission guidelines are not adopted or are adopted and subsequently suspended or held to be contrary to law, a state agency shall suspend or terminate, as appropriate, further action to implement or enforce the state plan.