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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

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

12 times as much
$909,798
$3,771,136
$2,433,019
$446,292
$1,352,824
$4,619,062
$2,429,235
$8,164,864
$64,725
$4,077,380
$848,962
$1,746,937
$2,709,074
$421,785
$189,266
$554,864
$479,620
$824,570
$1,742,527
$687,500
$426,468
$465,450
$324,858
$2,719,907
$604,113
$368,949
$950,912
$3,250,275
$309,551
$840,206
$155,914
$48,890,043
$4,233,073
$4,233,073

opposed this bill

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$528,977$1,000
Kelly AyotteRNH$335,676$1,000
John BarrassoRWY$541,380$0
Max BaucusDMT$1,018,691$34,150
Mark BegichDAK$196,304$157,398
Michael F. BennetDCO$227,416$167,011
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$74,000$250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$147,450$52,856
Roy BluntRMO$1,079,389$0
John BoozmanRAR$298,865$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$493,279$316,072
Scott P. BrownRMA$1,356,857$7,300
Sherrod BrownDOH$579,443$117,621
Richard BurrRNC$609,037$15,550
Maria CantwellDWA$240,459$109,563
Ben CardinDMD$269,861$8,025
Tom CarperDDE$349,052$8,800
Bob CaseyDPA$461,815$28,004
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,980,818$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$315,250$0
Tom CoburnROK$219,943$0
William Thad CochranRMS$224,453$2,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$655,448$33,450
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$88,300$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$210,500$18,377
Bob CorkerRTN$756,354$0
John CornynRTX$1,034,372$0
Mike CrapoRID$246,663$2,800
Jim DeMintRSC$652,205$8,950
Dick DurbinDIL$500,788$48,160
Mike EnziRWY$135,100$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$261,550$16,350
Al FrankenDMN$313,203$283,939
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$742,277$112,441
Lindsey GrahamRSC$492,932$7,100
Chuck GrassleyRIA$463,347$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$276,450$107,618
Tom HarkinDIA$347,540$19,715
Orrin G. HatchRUT$490,116$1,000
Dean HellerRNV$527,523$6,000
John HoevenRND$272,150$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$157,160$2,300
Jim InhofeROK$730,364$0
Dan InouyeDHI$165,400$3,900
Johnny IsaksonRGA$504,206$6,400
Mike JohannsRNE$431,470$500
Ron JohnsonRWI$489,121$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$338,562$21,350
John F. KerryDMA$306,250$9,870
Mark KirkRIL$1,050,335$23,510
Amy KlobucharDMN$495,624$12,900
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$32,250$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$673,150$4,332
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$319,928$35,786
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$88,685$27,200
Mike LeeRUT$80,870$0
Carl LevinDMI$370,060$44,020
Joe LiebermanICT$6,400$0
Dick LugarRIN$345,627$15,024
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$715,450$39,900
John McCainRAZ$425,243$500
Claire McCaskillDMO$543,750$5,400
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,745,271$5,300
Bob MenéndezDNJ$440,586$15,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$312,400$179,036
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$164,715$10,800
Jerry MoranRKS$598,401$500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$481,303$15,850
Patty MurrayDWA$566,881$102,907
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$318,325$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$413,867$71,032
Rand PaulRKY$417,340$0
Rob PortmanROH$966,171$14,200
Mark L. PryorDAR$505,650$3,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$146,750$13,410
Harry ReidDNV$828,438$153,739
Jim RischRID$615,595$3,800
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$776,867$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$394,211$63,300
Marco RubioRFL$1,397,538$6,000
Bernie SandersIVT$115,675$48,890
Chuck SchumerDNY$363,985$48,450
Jeff SessionsRAL$720,300$4,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$274,500$166,291
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$232,699$4,700
Olympia J. SnoweRME$223,583$30,750
Debbie StabenowDMI$601,746$33,225
Jon TesterDMT$302,566$268,935
John ThuneRSD$971,266$7,400
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,044,000$31,550
Mark UdallDCO$436,498$555,220
Tom UdallDNM$246,247$269,947
David VitterRLA$762,276$36,200
Mark R. WarnerDVA$507,683$16,266
Jim WebbDVA$79,976$4,400
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$177,566$87,483
Roger F. WickerRMS$874,933$5,300
Ron WydenDOR$555,597$10,000

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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$23,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$528,977$1,000
Kelly AyotteRNH$335,676$1,000
John BarrassoRWY$541,380$0
Max BaucusDMT$1,018,691$34,150
Mark BegichDAK$196,304$157,398
Michael F. BennetDCO$227,416$167,011
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$74,000$250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$147,450$52,856
Roy BluntRMO$1,079,389$0
John BoozmanRAR$298,865$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$493,279$316,072
Scott P. BrownRMA$1,356,857$7,300
Sherrod BrownDOH$579,443$117,621
Richard BurrRNC$609,037$15,550
Maria CantwellDWA$240,459$109,563
Ben CardinDMD$269,861$8,025
Tom CarperDDE$349,052$8,800
Bob CaseyDPA$461,815$28,004
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,980,818$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$315,250$0
Tom CoburnROK$219,943$0
William Thad CochranRMS$224,453$2,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$655,448$33,450
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$88,300$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$210,500$18,377
Bob CorkerRTN$756,354$0
John CornynRTX$1,034,372$0
Mike CrapoRID$246,663$2,800
Jim DeMintRSC$652,205$8,950
Dick DurbinDIL$500,788$48,160
Mike EnziRWY$135,100$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$261,550$16,350
Al FrankenDMN$313,203$283,939
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$742,277$112,441
Lindsey GrahamRSC$492,932$7,100
Chuck GrassleyRIA$463,347$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$276,450$107,618
Tom HarkinDIA$347,540$19,715
Orrin G. HatchRUT$490,116$1,000
Dean HellerRNV$527,523$6,000
John HoevenRND$272,150$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$157,160$2,300
Jim InhofeROK$730,364$0
Dan InouyeDHI$165,400$3,900
Johnny IsaksonRGA$504,206$6,400
Mike JohannsRNE$431,470$500
Ron JohnsonRWI$489,121$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$338,562$21,350
John F. KerryDMA$306,250$9,870
Mark KirkRIL$1,050,335$23,510
Amy KlobucharDMN$495,624$12,900
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$32,250$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$673,150$4,332
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$319,928$35,786
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$88,685$27,200
Mike LeeRUT$80,870$0
Carl LevinDMI$370,060$44,020
Joe LiebermanICT$6,400$0
Dick LugarRIN$345,627$15,024
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$715,450$39,900
John McCainRAZ$425,243$500
Claire McCaskillDMO$543,750$5,400
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,745,271$5,300
Bob MenéndezDNJ$440,586$15,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$312,400$179,036
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$164,715$10,800
Jerry MoranRKS$598,401$500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$481,303$15,850
Patty MurrayDWA$566,881$102,907
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$318,325$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$413,867$71,032
Rand PaulRKY$417,340$0
Rob PortmanROH$966,171$14,200
Mark L. PryorDAR$505,650$3,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$146,750$13,410
Harry ReidDNV$828,438$153,739
Jim RischRID$615,595$3,800
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$776,867$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$394,211$63,300
Marco RubioRFL$1,397,538$6,000
Bernie SandersIVT$115,675$48,890
Chuck SchumerDNY$363,985$48,450
Jeff SessionsRAL$720,300$4,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$274,500$166,291
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$232,699$4,700
Olympia J. SnoweRME$223,583$30,750
Debbie StabenowDMI$601,746$33,225
Jon TesterDMT$302,566$268,935
John ThuneRSD$971,266$7,400
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,044,000$31,550
Mark UdallDCO$436,498$555,220
Tom UdallDNM$246,247$269,947
David VitterRLA$762,276$36,200
Mark R. WarnerDVA$507,683$16,266
Jim WebbDVA$79,976$4,400
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$177,566$87,483
Roger F. WickerRMS$874,933$5,300
Ron WydenDOR$555,597$10,000

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$8,164,864
Electric Power utilities$4,619,062
Railroads$4,077,380
Chemicals$3,771,136
Building trades unions$3,250,275
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,719,907
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$2,709,074
Forestry & Forest Products$2,433,019
Petroleum refining & marketing$2,429,235
Alternate energy production & services$1,746,937
Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,742,527
Steel$1,352,824
Waste management$950,912
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$909,798
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$848,962
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$840,206
Manufacturing unions$824,570
Lumber and wood products$687,500
Paper packaging materials$604,113
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$554,864
Heavy industrial manufacturing$479,620
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$465,450
Furniture & wood products$446,292
Manufacturing$426,468
General business associations$421,785
Small business associations$368,949
Chambers of commerce$324,858
Paper, glass & packaging materials$309,551
Building materials$189,266
Laundries & dry cleaners$155,914
Fiscal & tax policy$64,725

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$4,233,073
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