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Bill will accelerate EPA approval, accountability

The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act, authored by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). The legislation encourages building and industrial development in the U.S. by increasing transparency and reducing delays in the preconstruction permitting process, according to the Energy & Commerce Committee.

The bill is set to help cut the red tape associated with building new factories that use natural gas through several different actions. They will include:

  • Creating a dashboard to provide increased transparency regarding the timing for permitting,
  • Reducing permitting delays by ensuring the EPA provides timely guidance about how to comply with new or revised air quality standards affecting the permit applications,
  • Promoting more efficient processing of permits by requiring the EPA provide to Congress annually a report on the actions being taken by the agency to expedite the permitting process.

Majority Whip Scalise said, “This bill holds the EPA accountable and provides [the] industry a roadmap as to how to achieve the higest standards through the use of the best science and commercially available technology.” The bill’s supporters hope that H.R. 4795 will promote growth in the country’s manufacturing base, and create tens of thousands of high-paying jobs, according to an Energy & Commerce Committee release.

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