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Participation and Implementation Timeline

The Clean Power Plan has been developed over multiple years and provides interim and long-term goals for States to finalize plans and demonstrate carbon reductions. While States have flexibility to achieve their assigned emissions goals over multiple years, they must follow the same timeline for reporting to EPA.

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There are multiple opportunities for community members to influence the Clean Power Plan throughout their state implementation process. SIPs are required to meet certain participation requirements before approval, and provide a plan for participation if they apply for an extension. Download CEED’s Community Engagement Factsheet.