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Legislative and Regulatory

The South Dakota Municipal Electric Association will be providing updates and policy briefs on utility-related topics as they arise.  This section will include background information, policy statements, and sample documents to assist member utilities.

EPA RICE NESHAP Rule

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized rules for the emission standards for hazardous air pollutants emitted by reciprocating internal combustion engines which impact municipal power plants and their generating equipment. 

 

Environmental Protection Agency Final Rule (40 CFR Part 63) 

More comprehensive resources are available here

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Pole Attachment Rate Regulation by the Federal Communication Commission

In an effort to promote broadband deployment and reduce the cost of infrastructure and right-of-way access, the Federal Communications Commission has adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking on revising pole attachment rates.

 

Federal Communications Commission News Release (May 20, 2010)

Federal Communications Commission (47 CFR Part 1)

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