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SA 4847. Mr. MENENDEZ (for himself, Mr. LAUTENBERG, and Mr. SANDERS) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 3036, to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

In section 551(a), strike``2030'' and insert ``2022''.
In section 551(b), strike the table and insert the following:







 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Calendar year  Percentage for distribution among fossil fuel-fired electricity generators in United States 
2012
 
18
 
2013
 
16.25
 
2014
 
14.5
 
2015
 
12.75
 
2016
 
11
 
2017
 
9.25
 
2018
 
7.5
 
2019
 
5.75
 
2020
 
4
 
2021
 
2.25
 
2022
 
0.5



In section 552(a), strike``2030'' and insert ``2022''.
At the end of section 614(d)(1), add the following:
(W) To promote the development of renewable-energy sources, as defined in section 832(a).
(X) To provide funding to pay the costs of training for climate change adjustment assistance-eligible individuals under section 535(h).
At the end of section 614, add the following:
(e) Additional Allocation.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--In addition to the allocation made under subsection (a), not later than 330 days before the beginning of each of calendar years 2012 through 2030, the Administrator shall allocate a percentage of the quantity of emission allowances established pursuant to section 201(a) that are made available for that calendar year for distribution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote renewable electricity generation, assist low-income consumers, train workers, and improve energy
efficiency in accordance with this subsection.
(2) QUANTITIES OF EMISSION ALLOWANCES ALLOCATED.--The quantities of emission allowances allocated pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be the quantities represented by the percentages in the following table:







 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Calendar year  Percentage for additional allocation 
2012
 
0
 
2013
 
1.75
 
2014
 
3.5
 
2015
 
5.25
 
2016
 
6.75
 
2017
 
8.25
 
2018
 
9.75
 
2019
 
10.5
 
2020
 
11
 
2021
 
11.25
 
2022
 
10.75
 
2023
 
10.25
 
2024
 
9
 
2025
 
8.75
 
2026
 
5.75
 
2027
 
4.5
 
2028
 
4.25
 
2029
 
3
 
2030
 
2.75


(3) USE.--During any calendar year, of the total quantity of allowances allocated to a State under this section, a State shall use--
(A) at least 20 percent to promote renewable electricity generation under subsection (d)(1)(W);
(B) at least 10 percent to promote energy efficiency under subsection (d)(1)(B);
(C) at least 15 percent to train workers under subsection (d)(1)(X); and
(D) at least 5 percent to mitigate impacts on low-income energy consumers under subsection (d)(1)(A).
In section 832(b), strike ``start-up, expansion, and operation of the facilities'' and insert ``start-up or expansion of the facilities''.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jun 4, 2008.)