Energy and Commerce Committee

Environment


Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act

09.25.2017

Spent nuclear fuel sits idle in 121 communities across 39 states because the country lacks a permanent geologic repository...

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Walden, Shimkus, & Upton on POTUS Signing Water Infrastructure Package Into Law

10.23.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Subcommittee on Environment Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), and Subcommittee on Energy Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement after President Trump signed S. 3021, the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, into law.

“This law is the culmination of a bipartisan effort, in both the House and the Senate, to invest in the critical water infrastructure American families across the country rely on,” said the committee leaders. “The America’s Water Infrastructure Act cuts bureaucratic red tape, creates...

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Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Package Headed to POTUS’ Desk

10.10.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Subcommittee on Environment Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), and Subcommittee on Energy Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement after the Senate passed S. 3021, the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, by a vote of 99-1. The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk for his signature.

“Without question, this water infrastructure package is a win for America,” said the committee leaders. “With this bill, we are reauthorizing the Safe Drinking Water Act for the first time...

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Environment

Jurisdiction


All matters related to soil, air, noise and water contamination; emergency environmental response, both physical and cybersecurity. In particular, the subcommittee has jurisdiction over The Nuclear Waste Policy Act, The Clean Air Act, The Safe Drinking Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act – including Superfund and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, The Solid Waste Disposal Act, The Toxic Substance Control Act and The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program. Under the Clean Air Act, this subcommittee deals with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for criteria pollutants; National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Standards; New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); Mobile Source Standards for vehicles, aircraft, fuels and fuel additives, including the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles. The subcommittee focuses on the regulation of solid, hazardous, and nuclear wastes, including mining, nuclear, oil, gas, and coal combustion waste.