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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7, 2012) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in support of Amendment No. 1660, offered by Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), in the Senate transportation bill. The amendment contains the language of the bipartisan “EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 (S. 1392),” otherwise known as Boiler MACT legislation.
“A great deal of uncertainty continues to surround the Boiler MACT rules, and that’s clouding the outlook for a manufacturing expansion,” said Cal Dooley, ACC President and CEO. “EPA’s requested stay of the rules was overturned in court, compliance preparation time has been lost, and the rules themselves need more work to be achievable and affordable for U.S. industries and businesses.
“The EPA Regulatory Relief Act has bipartisan support. We urge the Senate to pass Amendment No. 1660 as part of the transportation bill.”
The Collins amendment would stay the current rules, extend the compliance deadline from three to five years, and clarify that certain non-hazardous materials be listed as fuels. It would give EPA time to develop a new proposal, while requiring that the rules be finalized within 15 months.
Learn more about Boiler MACT and environmental regulations.