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 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
7/20/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S4724-4725)
7/20/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from Paper packaging materials, which…

supported this bill

Paper packaging materials$519,411
$519,411

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
Summary of Testimony of Todd Elliott: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 112th Cong., 1st Sess., (2011). (Testimony of Todd Elliott). Retrieved September 30, 2011, from 2011_HR2250_support_CC.pdf.
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
Statement of James A. Rubright Chief Executive Officer, Rock-Tenn Company: Hearing before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power. 112th Cong., 1st Sess., (2011). (Testimony of James A. Rubright). Retrieved September 30, 2011, from 2011_HR2681_support_RT.pdf.
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
Testimony of Eric Schaeffer: Hearing before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Power. 112th Cong., 1st Sess., (2011). (Testimony of Eric Schaeffer). Retrieved September 30, 2011, from 2011_HR2250_oppose_EIP.pdf.
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 Paper packaging materials interest groups, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Ron WydenDOR$0$0
Roger WickerRMS$11,850$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
Jim WebbDVA$1,500$0
Mark WarnerDVA$7,300$0
David VitterRLA$6,500$0
Tom UdallDNM$0$0
Mark UdallDCO$0$0
Patrick ToomeyRPA$12,050$0
John ThuneRSD$1,000$0
Jon TesterDMT$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$12,000$0
Olympia SnoweRME$2,500$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$5,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,000$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$11,000$0
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$6,250$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,000$0
Jim RischRID$1,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$6,817$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
Mark PryorDAR$3,000$0
Rob PortmanROH$30,700$0
Rand PaulRKY$6,150$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$10,000$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$0
Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
Jerry MoranRKS$0$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$1,000$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$5,500$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$12,000$0
John McCainRAZ$0$0
Joe ManchinDWV$3,000$0
Dick LugarRIN$5,750$0
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Carl LevinDMI$4,000$0
Mike LeeRUT$0$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$250$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$12,000$0
Jon KylRAZ$1,000$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$250$0
Mark KirkRIL$46,400$0
John KerryDMA$18,800$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$11,950$0
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$29,106$0
Dan InouyeDHI$0$0
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0
John HoevenRND$1,000$0
Dean HellerRNV$0$0
Orrin HatchRUT$1,000$0
Tom HarkinDIA$3,000$0
Kay HaganDNC$1,250$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,898$0
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$13,900$0
Alan FrankenDMN$3,550$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,000$0
Jim DeMintRSC$5,500$0
Mike CrapoRID$0$0
John CornynRTX$23,200$0
Bob CorkerRTN$19,800$0
Chris CoonsDDE$0$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Susan CollinsRME$17,300$0
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
Tom CoburnROK$1,000$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$7,500$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$23,000$0
Bob CaseyDPA$500$0
Tom CarperDDE$0$0
Ben CardinDMD$0$0
Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
Richard BurrRNC$6,990$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$250$0
Scott BrownRMA$34,700$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$24,750$0
John BoozmanRAR$1,000$0
Roy BluntRMO$16,200$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
Michael BennetDCO$0$0
Mark BegichDAK$0$0
Max BaucusDMT$3,500$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,500$0
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$23,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$406,460$500
Kelly AyotteRNH$362,821$1,000
John BarrassoRWY$524,698$0
Max BaucusDMT$770,986$19,450
Mark BegichDAK$179,152$100,674
Michael BennetDCO$229,416$160,161
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$69,000$250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$143,400$67,306
Roy BluntRMO$1,074,139$0
John BoozmanRAR$289,741$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$448,188$242,292
Scott BrownRMA$1,422,692$7,300
Sherrod BrownDOH$535,843$116,721
Richard BurrRNC$565,143$15,550
Maria CantwellDWA$209,643$111,863
Ben CardinDMD$263,650$8,025
Tom CarperDDE$340,072$7,800
Bob CaseyDPA$456,904$27,504
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,487,153$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$373,700$0
Tom CoburnROK$243,843$0
William Thad CochranRMS$191,903$2,300
Susan CollinsRME$581,083$17,400
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$87,250$0
Chris CoonsDDE$198,950$12,177
Bob CorkerRTN$676,224$0
John CornynRTX$974,973$0
Mike CrapoRID$227,338$1,300
Jim DeMintRSC$617,905$8,950
Dick DurbinDIL$427,969$25,910
Mike EnziRWY$117,650$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$253,150$16,350
Alan FrankenDMN$211,793$151,753
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$685,277$96,734
Lindsey GrahamRSC$411,023$1,250
Chuck GrassleyRIA$439,079$0
Kay HaganDNC$219,281$45,697
Tom HarkinDIA$295,100$13,065
Orrin HatchRUT$467,781$1,000
Dean HellerRNV$507,423$6,000
John HoevenRND$236,750$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$152,830$2,300
Jim InhofeROK$592,986$0
Dan InouyeDHI$151,350$3,700
Johnny IsaksonRGA$490,081$4,900
Mike JohannsRNE$362,444$500
Ron JohnsonRWI$498,917$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$283,762$7,300
John KerryDMA$233,200$18,920
Mark KirkRIL$941,722$22,810
Amy KlobucharDMN$434,808$12,900
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$20,500$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$564,950$-1,434
Frank LautenbergDNJ$253,264$18,403
Patrick LeahyDVT$86,185$22,250
Mike LeeRUT$104,296$0
Carl LevinDMI$263,110$23,095
Joe LiebermanICT$5,900$0
Dick LugarRIN$298,183$15,024
Joe ManchinDWV$704,500$25,950
John McCainRAZ$451,748$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$516,732$5,900
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,440,813$5,600
Bob MenéndezDNJ$390,400$15,750
Jeff MerkleyDOR$272,150$93,695
Barbara MikulskiDMD$145,215$14,600
Jerry MoranRKS$518,415$500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$473,003$11,250
Patty MurrayDWA$499,724$89,707
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$294,975$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$406,267$69,432
Rand PaulRKY$430,925$0
Rob PortmanROH$969,664$5,000
Mark PryorDAR$416,900$3,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$120,150$6,560
Harry ReidDNV$733,494$124,309
Jim RischRID$460,725$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$627,512$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$316,461$51,100
Marco RubioRFL$1,218,032$6,000
Bernie SandersIVT$113,675$48,890
Chuck SchumerDNY$356,485$45,050
Jeff SessionsRAL$464,716$2,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$241,350$91,017
Richard ShelbyRAL$227,549$4,700
Olympia SnoweRME$222,383$31,750
Debbie StabenowDMI$591,746$33,225
Jon TesterDMT$299,616$267,585
John ThuneRSD$877,934$6,400
Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,758,598$12,050
Mark UdallDCO$357,829$292,487
Tom UdallDNM$243,939$138,044
David VitterRLA$726,800$26,600
Mark WarnerDVA$432,563$9,633
Jim WebbDVA$78,288$4,400
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$170,166$89,633
Roger WickerRMS$703,858$3,300
Ron WydenDOR$438,317$9,500

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
Electric Power utilities$4,181,168
Railroads$3,691,636
Building trades unions$3,231,675
Chemicals$3,113,057
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,406,149
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$2,208,076
Petroleum refining & marketing$1,922,936
Forestry & Forest Products$1,838,277
Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,655,933
Alternate energy production & services$1,313,498
Steel$1,080,998
Manufacturing unions$819,320
Waste management$799,256
Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$782,564
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$692,546
General business associations$556,835
Recycling of metal, paper, plastics, etc.$551,041
Paper packaging materials$519,411
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$507,220
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$497,500
Lumber and wood products$451,725
Small business associations$398,449
Furniture & wood products$342,306
Chambers of commerce$262,394
Manufacturing$234,182
Paper, glass & packaging materials$200,849
Heavy industrial manufacturing$182,650
Laundries & dry cleaners$134,407
Building materials$127,281
Fiscal & tax policy$36,075

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$3,082,567
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