US Chamber of Commerce Letter to EPA, Federal Coal Ash Regulation Unnecessary & Costs Jobs

 (US Chamber of Commerce 11-19-2010) 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region, is pleased to provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with its comments on Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2009-0640. See 75 Fed. Reg. 35128 (June 21, 2010).
Through this rulemaking, EPA aims to expand its power to regulate “coal combustion residuals” (coal ash or CCRs) in excess of its statutory jurisdiction and without regard either for Congressional intent, as expressed in the plain language of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. §6901 et seq. or for the evidence in the record that demonstrates existing State regulation is appropriate and sufficient to protect human health and the environment.
EPA has failed to undertake the Congressionally-mandated RCRA studies that are statutory predicates to CCR jurisdiction, improperly elevated citizen suits over State regulators, created absurd Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) consequences, and prepared an inadequate regulatory impact analysis
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