Environmental Regulations

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Jennifer Scott
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Regulatory reform is a priority for the business of chemistry, as our ability to innovate, hire and compete in a global market relies on having an effective and efficient regulatory system that does not create unreasonable burdens on industry.

Ozone: On October 1, 2015, EPA lowered the ozone NAAQS to 70 parts per billion. The new standards took effect on December 28, 2015. We support legislation to modernize and improve the implementation process for EPA ozone standards.

Cost-Benefit Analysis: Efficient and effective regulation is compromised when rules aren’t grounded in realistic economic impact assessments. We welcome EPA’s decision to propose a new plan for calculating costs and benefits when new regulations are considered.

Boiler MACT: On February 18, 2016, ACC joined with others to intervene on behalf of EPA in defending reconsidered provisions of the 2013 Boiler MACT Rule, including the use of work practice standards to reduce emissions during startup and shutdown events.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: EPA’s regulations on GHG emissions from industrial facilities were ill-founded and would have harmed U.S. companies’ ability to compete in the global marketplace. Chemical manufacturers will continue to meet demand for materials and technologies that improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions.

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