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WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 13, 2011) - Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 'EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011' (H.R. 2250) by a vote of 275-142.

American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement:  

"By passing this bipartisan bill, House lawmakers have shown their commitment to effective, achievable emission standards for industrial boilers and heaters affecting 200,000 businesses, institutions and municipalities across the country.  We urge the U.S. Senate to quickly approve its version (S. 1392), which currently has 35 co-sponsors from both parties. Enactment into law will give EPA time to get the rules right, provide certainty about the rules and compliance deadlines, and enhance business confidence to move ahead with investments, expansions and hiring now.  

"In April, ACC and other groups  filed a petition asking EPA for an administrative 'stay' of the boiler emission standards pending reconsideration. While EPA granted the stay, its decision is being challenged in two courts, so legislation is essential."

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