Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is highlighting language on structuring how and when EPA chemical safety rules would preempt those established by states as a key tenet of the final bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), following years of negotiations on the contentious issue that blocked previous efforts at TSCA reform.
House oversight panel member Paul Gosar (R-AZ) says several recent EPA personnel decisions such as disciplinary proceedings that it took since acting Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg was nominated to that position could be undermined if the administration loses a court case over the legitimacy of acting officials.
EPA is poised to this month complete a peer review of how to incorporate a study on monetized benefits of reducing ozone-related mortality due to cutting methane emissions into regulatory analyses, which advocates say might help EPA use data from its draft information request for existing oil and gas operations in order to calculate benefits of a potential methane rule for those sources.
Although Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on May 26 placed a hold on pending Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation, many observers are focusing on the bill's eventual implementation.
EPA is receiving conflicting comments on its draft risk review of certain exposures to the solvent 1-bromopropane (1-BP) with environmentalists and some states urging EPA to consider additional risks and exposures, while the chemical industry is arguing the review is a screening level assessment that should not be the basis of regulation.
EPA has released its draft assessment of the human health risks of the chemical tert-butanol (TBA) in preparation for public comments and the June public meeting of its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program, where it will be discussed alongside the draft assessment of benzo(a)pyrene.
The House Appropriations Committee is set to unveil a proposed fiscal year 2017 spending bill for EPA amid Democrats' threats to oppose any policy riders that would block major environmental rules. Meanwhile, the Senate's environment panel is holding a hearing on allegations that the agency's Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule greatly expands federal power.
A former Clinton administration environment official is floating a potential “grand bargain” in Congress in which a carbon tax would partially preempt EPA’s greenhouse gas rules for existing power plants while guaranteeing even greater emissions reductions and other benefits, through prospects for such a deal remain dim given stepped up opposition from tax opponents.
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