Category Archives: Policy

What EPA Regulation Do You See as Warranting Repeal, Replacement, or Modification?

On March 24, 2017, EPA Administrator E. Scott Pruitt circulated a memorandum to the Acting Deputy Administrator, General Counsel, Assistant Administrators, Inspector General, Chief Financial Officer, Chief of Staff, Associate Administrators, Regional Administrators, and the Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. 

Streamlining the Federal Permitting Process for Major Energy and Infrastructure Project

On January 6, 2015, Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) introduced H.R. 22 – Surface Transportation, Reauthorization, and Reform Act of 2015 (“Act”). H.R. Res. 22, 114th Cong. (2015) (enacted). The purpose of this Act, also known as “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or “FAST Act,” is to “authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and… Read More »

Kathy G. Beckett Presides as Chair of the US Chamber of Commerce Energy, Clean Air, and Natural Resources Committee

On December 3, 2013 the U.S. Chamber Joint Fall Committee Meeting was held of the Committees whose primary issues are energy, environment and regulatory at the U.S. Chamber offices in Washington, DC.  As a Member of the U.S. Chamber Board of Directors, Kathy Beckett, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, was appointed to Chair the Energy, Clean… Read More »

DEP Proposes to Fine Tune CEP Policy to Promote Environmental Justice

On October 26, 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection published notice of its draft revised “Policy for the Consideration of Community Environmental Projects in Conjunction with Assessment of Civil Penalty” in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.  43 Pa.B. 6389  Similar to the Supplemental Environmental Project penalty settlement feature used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and… Read More »

Region III Agenda Presents Challenges to West Virginia Business

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Environmental Committee made its annual visit to USEPA Region III on June 25, 2013 to discuss national and state environmental issues and potential impacts on West Virginia.  The meeting was well attended by Chamber members and USEPA staff.  Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin took time to welcome us and give… Read More »