AIR POLLUTION related term(s) Clean Air Act; Ecology and Environment; Pollution

AIR POLLUTION related term(s) Clean Air Act; Ecology and Environment; Pollution

Bills and resolutions

Climate: protect through increasing renewable energy, enhancing energy efficiency standards, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (see H.R. 330), H283 [8JA]

Dept. of Defense: study servicemembers’ exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals while on active duty to ensure appropriate treatment for health effects (see S. 191), S293 [17JA] (see H.R. 663), H717 [17JA]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: amend disability rating schedule to add a diagnostic code and evaluation criteria for obliterative bronchiolitis (see H.R. 1005), H1390 [6FE]

——— provide process for family members of deceased individuals eligible for burn pit registry to register for such registry on behalf of the deceased individual (see H.R. 1001), H1390 [6FE]

Ecology and environment: preserve appropriate and achievable Federal standards for greenhouse gas emissions and corporate average fuel economy for cars and light trucks (see H.R. 978), H1361 [5FE]

EPA: clarify when a physical change in, or change in the method of operation of, a stationary source that emits air pollutants constitutes a modification or construction relative to Clean Air Act standards (see H.R. 172), H207 [3JA]

——— eliminate exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas development sources and include hydrogen sulfide in the list of hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act (see H.R. 585), H673 [16JA]

——— repeal expansion of renewable fuel program and prohibit authorization of higher ethanol blends for motor vehicle and gasoline engine fuels (see H.R. 104), H205 [3JA]

——— require notice of chemical-related public health risks, publish list of sites requiring additional review when an exposure risk is determined, and reform chemical review process (see S. 451), S1275 [12FE]

——— revise ethylene oxide emissions standards for medical sterilization and chemical facilities (see S. 458), S1276 [12FE] (see H.R. 1152), H1525 [12FE]

——— revise labeling requirement for fuel pumps that dispense E15 ethanol-blend gasoline (see H.R. 1024), H1391 [6FE]

——— revise regulations to prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power engines in Alaska due to emission control devices (see S. 163), S274 [16JA] (see H.R. 422), H358 [9JA]

——— support carbon utilization and direct air capture research and facilitate permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines (see S. 383), S1132 [7FE]

FAA: enter into appropriate arrangements with National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide for a report on health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution (see H.R. 976), H1361 [5FE]

Green New Deal: create to address threat of climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (see S. Res. 59), S1133 [7FE] (see H. Res. 109), H1462 [7FE]

Hazardous substances: establish a national mercury monitoring program to protect human health, safeguard fisheries, and track environmental effects of emissions reductions (see S. 181), S293 [17JA]

Taxation: impose a tax on carbon dioxide emissions from energy and industrial facilities and use revenues to establish a Carbon Dioxide Trust Fund to support families and encourage clean energy technologies (see H.R. 763), H1210 [24JA]

U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change: reaffirm commitment to, and oppose withdrawal from, Paris Agreement (see H. Con. Res. 15), H1492 [8FE]

Remarks in House

Climate: effects of climate change, H1379 [6FE]

Dept. of Defense: study servicemembers’ exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals while on active duty to ensure appropriate treatment for health effects (H.R. 663), H704 [17JA]

Green New Deal: create to address threat of climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (H. Res. 109), H1488 [8FE]

Rachel Carson Council, Inc.: report on wood pellets, Enviva Partners, LP, and environmental justice, E159 [11FE]

Trump, President: evaluation of climate change policies, H1397 [7FE]

Remarks in Senate

Climate: effects of climate change, S130–S132 [10JA], S207 [15JA], S734–S736 [29JA], S880, S907 [6FE]

——— efforts of fossil fuel industry to deny and discredit science behind climate change, S207 [15JA]

EPA: retain mercury and air toxic standards rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions from coal and fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units, S889 [6FE]

——— revise ethylene oxide emissions standards for medical sterilization and chemical facilities (S. 458), S1182 [12FE]

——— support Kigali Treaty relative to reduction of manufacture and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), S889 [6FE]

——— urge continued monitoring around the Willowbrook, IL, Sterigenics U.S. LLC facility for ethylene oxide emissions, S1182 [12FE]

Green New Deal: create to address threat of climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (S. Res. 59), S1178, S1190 [12FE]

Hazardous substances: establish a national mercury monitoring program to protect human health, safeguard fisheries, and track environmental effects of emissions reductions (S. 181), S301 [18JA]

Renewable energy: economic benefits of clean energy technologies, S207 [15JA], S880 [6FE], S1103 [7FE]

Taxation: provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled, S907 [6FE]

Reports filed

Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 163), S866 [5FE]

Texts of

S. 458, revise EPA ethylene oxide emissions standards for medical sterilization and chemical facilities, S1277 [12FE]

S. Res. 59, create Green New Deal to address threat of climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities, S1140 [7FE]