S. 1392 - EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

Environmental protection. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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There have been no votes on this bill.

EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

S. 1392 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
Sponsor
Susan M. Collins
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Air quality
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Environmental technology
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Industrial facilities
  • Solid waste and recycling
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Major Actions
Introduced7/20/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/20/2011
7/20/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
7/20/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2007 For $595,200 Against $16,550
  2. March - April 2007 For $1,399,527 Against $50,500
  3. May - June 2007 For $1,232,874 Against $87,150
  4. July - August 2007 For $669,392 Against $31,600
  5. September - October 2007 For $1,107,378 Against $87,055
  6. November - December 2007 For $1,032,479 Against $152,803
  7. January - February 2008 For $712,185 Against $46,900
  8. March - April 2008 For $1,122,057 Against $90,997
  9. May - June 2008 For $1,409,693 Against $175,008
  10. July - August 2008 For $833,840 Against $89,083
  11. September - October 2008 For $2,133,869 Against $339,352
  12. November - December 2008 For $861,170 Against $30,131
  13. January - February 2009 For $309,774 Against $7,500
  14. March - April 2009 For $620,511 Against $14,850
  15. May - June 2009 For $680,244 Against $43,844
  16. July - August 2009 For $513,444 Against $12,950
  17. September - October 2009 For $565,075 Against $32,900
  18. November - December 2009 For $469,916 Against $15,750
  19. January - February 2010 For $654,555 Against $16,811
  20. March - April 2010 For $774,578 Against $50,600
  21. May - June 2010 For $663,958 Against $64,115
  22. July - August 2010 For $641,068 Against $57,892
  23. September - October 2010 For $1,217,250 Against $213,989
  24. November - December 2010 For $227,625 Against $8,020
  25. January - February 2011 For $493,897 Against $26,700
  26. March - April 2011 For $1,058,546 Against $121,788
  27. May - June 2011 For $1,091,071 Against $70,979
  28. July - August 2011 For $538,170 Against $26,983
  29. September - October 2011 For $841,357 Against $96,784
  30. November - December 2011 For $856,394 Against $90,700
  31. January - February 2012 For $624,788 Against $42,700
  32. March - April 2012 For $863,478 Against $68,883
  33. May - June 2012 For $932,567 Against $101,922
  34. July - August 2012 For $776,733 Against $71,900
  35. September - October 2012 For $1,387,462 Against $206,961
  36. November - December 2012 For $397,350 Against $27,502

Votes

    55 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

    55 organizations supported this bill

    Abitibi Bowater
    Garneau, Richard (2011, July 18). Letter to the Chairman and Ranking Members. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    American Chemistry Council
    American Chemistry Council (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    American Forest & Paper Association
    American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman (2011, June 22). AF&PA Statement on New Legislation for Achievable Boiler MACT Rules. Retrieved July 21, 2011, from News.
    American Home Furnishings Alliance
    American Home Furnishings Alliance (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    American Iron and Steel Institute
    Gibson, Thomas J. (2011, October 4). SUPPORT THE EPA REGULATORY RELIEF ACT OF 2011 (H.R. 2250). Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    American Municipal Power
    Thompson, Jolene M. (2011, September 7). H.R. 2250, the “EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011” House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    American Petroleum Institute
    American Petroleum Institute (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    American Wood Council
    American Wood Council (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Americans for Prosperity
    James Valvo, Director of Government Affairs, Americans for Prosperity, & (2011, June 28). Letter of Support: Rep. Griffith's EPA Regulatory Relief Act, H.R. 2250. Retrieved July 21, 2011, from AFP Legislative Alerts.
    Americans for Tax Reform
    Norquist, Grover G. (2011, October 3). Letter to Representatives. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    Association of American Railroads
    Association of American Railroads (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Biomass Power Association
    Biomass Power Association (2011, June 22). Biomass Power Association Encouraged by Proposed “Boiler MACT” Legislation. Retrieved July 21, 2011, from BPA News.
    Boise Inc.
    Toeldte, Alexander (2011, July 1). Letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    Brick Industry Association
    Brick Industry Association (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Business Roundtable
    Business Roundtable (2011, June 22). Business Roundtable Statement on Introduction of EPA Regulatory Relief Act. Retrieved July 21, 2011, from News Center.
    Celanese
    Elliott, Todd (2011, September 8). Summary of Testimony of Todd Elliott “Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011” . Retrieved September 30, 2011, from Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition
    Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Composite Panel Association
    American Chemistry Council (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Construction Materials Recycling Association
    Construction Materials Recycling Association (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Corn Refiners Association
    Corn Refiners Association (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Council of Industrial Boiler Owners
    Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Domtar
    Howard, Thomas S. (2011, August 5). HR 2250 to Provide Additional Time for EPA to Issue Achievable Standards for Boilers. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    Florida Sugar Industry
    Alvarez, Jose (2011, July 1). Support for HR 2250 from Florida, Texas and Hawaiian Sugar Industry. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    Forest Products Industry
    Draper, Michael (2011, September 20). Letter to Chairman Upton & Ranking Member Waxman. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    FreedomWorks
    Kibbe, Matt (2011, October 5). Key Vote YES on the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from Freedomworks.
    Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association
    Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Industrial Energy Consumers of America
    Industrial Energy Consumers of America President Paul Cicio & (n.d.). IECA Urges House of Representatives to Support H.R. 2250, the "EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011". Retrieved July 21, 2011, from WHAT'S NEW.
    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
    FSC (2011, July 5). Support for HR 2250 from Florida, Texas and Hawaiian Sugar Industry. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
    Hill, Edwin D. (2011, August 29). Letter to a Senator or Representative. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    International Falls Chamber of Commerce
    International Falls Chamber of Commerce (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    International Paper
    International Paper (2011, June 21). Action Alert: House Boiler MACT Legislation - H.R.2250. Retrieved July 21, 2011, from Take Action.
    JM Smucker Company
    Smucker, Richard K. (2011, September 30). Letter to the Honorable John Boehner. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
    Blosser, Mike (2011, July 13). Letter to Chairmen & Ranking Members. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    MeadWestvaco
    Krouskop, Dirk J. (2011, July 7). Letter to the Chairman. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    Yost, Paul A. (2011, July 13). Dear Chairmen and Ranking Members:. Retrieved July 21, 2011, from NAM.
    National Construction Alliance II
    Poupore, Raymond J. (2011, July 11). Letter to Congressman Griffith. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    National Federation of Independent Business
    Eckerly, Susan (2011, July 6). Dear Chairmen and Ranking Members:. Retrieved July 21, 2011, from NFIB.
    National Oilseed Processors Association
    National Oilseed Processors Association (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    National Solid Wastes Management Association
    National Solid Wastes Management Association (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    NORA, An Association of Responsible Recyclers
    An Association of Responsible Recyclers (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Northeast Regional Council of Millwrights
    Graziano, Tony (2011, September 20). Letter to Chairman Upton and Ranking Member Waxman. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    Ohio Municipal Electric Association
    Thompson, Jolene M. (2011, September 7). H.R. 2250, the “EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011” House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    Orrville Utilities
    Brediger, Jeff (2011, October 3). Letter to the Speaker. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    RockTenn
    Rubright, James A. (2011, September 8). Statement of James A. RubrightChief Executive Officer, Rock-Tenn Company Hearing on EPA Regulatory Relief Act. Retrieved September 30, 2011, from House Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    Rubber Manufacturers Association
    Rubber Manufactures Association (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates
    Daniel Moss, Senior Manager, Government Relations, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (2011, June 30). Dear Chairmen and Ranking Members:. Retrieved July 21, 2011, from SOCMA Letter of Support for HR-2250.
    South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
    Gossett, Lewis F. (2011, August 3). Re: HR 2250, the "EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011". Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    Texas Forest Industry Council
    Bennett, Richard A. (Tony) (2011, July 18). Re: HR 2250, the "EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011". Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    Textile Rental Services Association
    Skerritt, Jessica (2011, September 3). TRSA Pursues Boiler Rule Relief from EPA. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Treated Wood Council
    Treated Wood Council (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
    The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Virginia Forestry Association
    Virginia Forestry Association (2011, July 20). Support Letter. Retrieved September 6, 2011, from NAM.
    Virginia Manufacturers Association
    Croce, Joseph J. (2011, July 15). Letter to Charmen and Ranking Members. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
    Wisconsin Paper Council
    Landin, Jeffrey G. (2011, July 26). Letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.

    3 organizations opposed this bill

    Environmental Integrity Project
    Schaeffer, Eric (2011, September 8). Testimony of Eric Schaeffer. Retrieved September 30, 2011, from U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
    Natural Resources Defense Council
    NRDC (2011, September 28). Tell your representative to reject Rep. Cantor's reckless attacks on clean air by voting no on the cement plant bill (H.R. 2681) AND the incinerator-boiler bill (H.R. 2250).. Retrieved October 7, 2011, from NRDC.
    U.S. Climate Action Network
    US Climate Action Network (2011, June 24). Clean Air Act Digest, 6.24.11. Retrieved July 21, 2011, from Clean Air Act Digest.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$23,500$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$381,127$500
    Kelly AyotteRNH$335,676$1,000
    John BarrassoRWY$520,214$0
    Max BaucusDMT$778,536$18,200
    Mark BegichDAK$186,152$88,199
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$74,000$250
    Barbara BoxerDCA$447,638$254,422
    Scott P. BrownRMA$1,356,857$7,300
    Sherrod BrownDOH$548,243$117,621
    Maria CantwellDWA$229,409$107,313
    Ben CardinDMD$265,361$8,025
    Tom CarperDDE$344,352$8,800
    Bob CaseyDPA$447,415$28,004
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,354,553$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$315,250$0
    Tom CoburnROK$208,193$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$188,503$2,300
    Susan M. CollinsRME$507,599$19,600
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$86,900$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$210,500$18,377
    Bob CorkerRTN$671,074$0
    John CornynRTX$766,598$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$555,205$8,950
    Dick DurbinDIL$440,119$28,210
    Mike EnziRWY$115,200$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$261,550$16,350
    Al FrankenDMN$239,143$151,286
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$716,477$98,234
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$406,181$3,550
    Kay R. HaganDNC$227,100$63,714
    Tom HarkinDIA$293,350$11,815
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$488,116$1,000
    Dean HellerRNV$500,873$6,000
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$103,780$2,300
    Jim InhofeROK$561,432$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$156,400$3,900
    Mike JohannsRNE$335,744$500
    Tim JohnsonDSD$298,615$11,550
    John F. KerryDMA$234,750$5,120
    Mark KirkRIL$870,785$18,910
    Amy KlobucharDMN$471,024$12,900
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$32,250$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$583,100$3,166
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$262,964$22,403
    Carl LevinDMI$253,010$22,145
    Joe LiebermanICT$6,400$0
    Dick LugarRIN$318,180$15,024
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$715,450$39,900
    Claire McCaskillDMO$534,750$7,400
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,261,338$4,300
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$407,186$14,750
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$282,925$100,807
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$156,715$9,800
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$317,325$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$405,117$70,182
    Mark L. PryorDAR$427,200$3,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$124,700$7,960
    Harry ReidDNV$786,538$148,889
    Jim RischRID$419,522$3,550
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$576,272$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$314,761$36,000
    Bernie SandersIVT$113,675$48,890
    Jeff SessionsRAL$451,125$2,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$245,750$93,867
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$223,583$30,750
    Debbie StabenowDMI$596,496$33,225
    Jon TesterDMT$303,316$271,035
    Mark UdallDCO$379,729$298,205
    Tom UdallDNM$220,218$142,038
    David VitterRLA$687,001$30,100
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$425,323$10,383
    Jim WebbDVA$79,288$4,400
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$177,316$87,483
    Roger F. WickerRMS$697,458$4,300

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$23,500$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$381,127$500
    Kelly AyotteRNH$335,676$1,000
    John BarrassoRWY$520,214$0
    Max BaucusDMT$778,536$18,200
    Mark BegichDAK$186,152$88,199
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$74,000$250
    Barbara BoxerDCA$447,638$254,422
    Scott P. BrownRMA$1,356,857$7,300
    Sherrod BrownDOH$548,243$117,621
    Maria CantwellDWA$229,409$107,313
    Ben CardinDMD$265,361$8,025
    Tom CarperDDE$344,352$8,800
    Bob CaseyDPA$447,415$28,004
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,354,553$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$315,250$0
    Tom CoburnROK$208,193$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$188,503$2,300
    Susan M. CollinsRME$507,599$19,600
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$86,900$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$210,500$18,377
    Bob CorkerRTN$671,074$0
    John CornynRTX$766,598$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$555,205$8,950
    Dick DurbinDIL$440,119$28,210
    Mike EnziRWY$115,200$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$261,550$16,350
    Al FrankenDMN$239,143$151,286
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$716,477$98,234
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$406,181$3,550
    Kay R. HaganDNC$227,100$63,714
    Tom HarkinDIA$293,350$11,815
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$488,116$1,000
    Dean HellerRNV$500,873$6,000
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$103,780$2,300
    Jim InhofeROK$561,432$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$156,400$3,900
    Mike JohannsRNE$335,744$500
    Tim JohnsonDSD$298,615$11,550
    John F. KerryDMA$234,750$5,120
    Mark KirkRIL$870,785$18,910
    Amy KlobucharDMN$471,024$12,900
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$32,250$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$583,100$3,166
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$262,964$22,403
    Carl LevinDMI$253,010$22,145
    Joe LiebermanICT$6,400$0
    Dick LugarRIN$318,180$15,024
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$715,450$39,900
    Claire McCaskillDMO$534,750$7,400
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,261,338$4,300
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$407,186$14,750
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$282,925$100,807
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$156,715$9,800
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$317,325$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$405,117$70,182
    Mark L. PryorDAR$427,200$3,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$124,700$7,960
    Harry ReidDNV$786,538$148,889
    Jim RischRID$419,522$3,550
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$576,272$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$314,761$36,000
    Bernie SandersIVT$113,675$48,890
    Jeff SessionsRAL$451,125$2,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$245,750$93,867
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$223,583$30,750
    Debbie StabenowDMI$596,496$33,225
    Jon TesterDMT$303,316$271,035
    Mark UdallDCO$379,729$298,205
    Tom UdallDNM$220,218$142,038
    David VitterRLA$687,001$30,100
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$425,323$10,383
    Jim WebbDVA$79,288$4,400
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$177,316$87,483
    Roger F. WickerRMS$697,458$4,300

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$3,260,855
    Electric Power utilities$3,133,301
    Building trades unions$2,892,300
    Railroads$2,705,361
    Chemicals$2,596,178
    Food and kindred products manufacturing$1,682,768
    Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$1,678,655
    Petroleum refining & marketing$1,505,581
    Forestry & Forest Products$1,425,128
    Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,301,183
    Alternate energy production & services$1,156,040
    Steel$818,579
    Manufacturing unions$743,570
    Waste management$598,956
    Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$576,584
    Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$478,104
    Plastics & Rubber processing & products$469,532
    IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$401,850
    Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$380,347
    Paper packaging materials$373,107
    Lumber and wood products$333,650
    General business associations$293,700
    Small business associations$254,250
    Heavy industrial manufacturing$233,200
    Manufacturing$215,909
    Furniture & wood products$214,672
    Chambers of commerce$199,054
    Paper, glass & packaging materials$158,178
    Laundries & dry cleaners$98,607
    Building materials$91,201
    Fiscal & tax policy$39,075

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Environmental policy$2,690,152
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