It’s Time for Congress to Act on Ozone Implementation Relief

Manufacturers Face Billions in Costs from New Ozone Regulation

Washington, D.C., April 14, 2016 – National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued the following statement after a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing on legislation to provide implementation relief from the 2015 ozone regulation:

“Manufacturers are encouraged to see House leaders pursue much-needed legislation to reduce the burdens and inflexibilities associated with the 2015 ozone standards. H.R. 4775 would ensure continued air quality improvements across the country, while better aligning the rule’s requirements with the realities of the economy, technology and existing policies.

Manufacturers will continue creating the products and solutions that will allow for even lower emissions and a more sustainable future, but we need the right policies in place to grow and innovate. Over the past year, we have heard from an increasing number of voices from across the country calling for a more reasonable approach to ozone regulations. Now, the very state regulators charged with implementing this policy are highlighting directly to Congress their concerns. We remain optimistic that Congress will listen to these voices and enact this commonsense legislation.”

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.