WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 2, 2017 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman announced the organization’s support for a Congressional resolution to disapprove the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) introduced the resolution to accomplish that goal in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
“We welcome the use of the Congressional Review Act to disapprove the EPA’s final Risk Management Plan – a costly and burdensome midnight rule that does not deliver additional safety beyond the previous regulation. In fact, some provisions of the new rule may actually impede efforts to create a safer workplace and community by diverting resources away from proven approaches. Our manufacturers continue to make improvements and work to provide a safe workplace for employees and the communities that surround our facilities.
“We urge the House to quickly move to disapprove the final RMP under the Congressional Review Act and hope the Senate follows suit.”