Excerpt: We specifically seek EPA’s response concerning whether this reflects a reasonable estimate of the total present value cost of this regulation rule, based on EPA analysis and assumptions. We have continuing concerns about such an unprecedented, expensive rule with such far-reaching impacts across many states.
Excerpt: We understand that you plan to issue a proposed rule as soon as next week, a schedule that does not allow for full consideration of alternatives and review by expert scientists at other federal agencies. We therefore urge you to include the retention of the current standards in any proposed rule addressing the ambient air standards for particulate matter.
Excerpt: While Dr. Armendariz had previously advised Committee staff taht he would testify at the hearing, yesterday, the Committee was notified that he was declining to testify. In view of his decision not to testify, we request the following information and documents:
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