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July 10, 2018

EPA Wants Feedback On Regulatory Process

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is actively seeking feedback from the American public on how to improve the way it creates new regulations, including how to address cost-benefit analysis, cumulative impact of regulations, the need for robust risk assessment to inform benefits calculation, the proper use and counting of co-benefits, peer review, and retrospective review of regulations.More information on EPA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking can be found here, and the proposal itself can be read here.

EPA is currently taking public comment through July 13, 2018, and comments can be filed via regulations.gov under docket ID number EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107 or at this link.

As a reminder, the Metals Service Center Institute and more than 100 national and state trade groups, including the National Association of Manufacturers, sent a letter to the Trump administration supporting these broad regulatory reforms. Ultimately, rulemakings to ensure fair processes under each of our foundational environmental statues can produce commonsense reforms with a lasting impact.