EPA Regulations: Too Much, Too Little, or On Track?

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This report provides background information on recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory activity to help address concerns surrounding its power. It examines 45 major or controversial regulatory actions taken by, or under development at, the EPA since January 2009, providing details on the regulatory action itself, presenting an estimated timeline for completion of the rule, and, in general, providing EPA's estimates of costs and benefits, where available. The report also discusses factors that affect the timeframe in which regulations take effect, including statutory and judicial deadlines, public comment periods, judicial review, and permitting procedures, the net results of which are that existing facilities are likely to have several years before being required to comply with most of the regulatory actions under discussion.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: October 5, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
McCarthy, James E.

Specialist in Environmental Policy

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Copeland, Claudia

Specialist in Resources and Environmental Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: October 5, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report provides background information on recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory activity to help address concerns surrounding its power. It examines 45 major or controversial regulatory actions taken by, or under development at, the EPA since January 2009, providing details on the regulatory action itself, presenting an estimated timeline for completion of the rule, and, in general, providing EPA's estimates of costs and benefits, where available. The report also discusses factors that affect the timeframe in which regulations take effect, including statutory and judicial deadlines, public comment periods, judicial review, and permitting procedures, the net results of which are that existing facilities are likely to have several years before being required to comply with most of the regulatory actions under discussion.

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46 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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