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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#SubEnvironment to Examine RINs under the Renewable Fuel Standard

07.18.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), announced today a hearing for Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 9:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Background on Renewable Identification Numbers under the Renewable Fuel Standard.”

Next week, #SubEnvironment will examine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program’s use of renewable identification numbers (RINs). RINs are credits used for compliance with the RFS, and are the “currency” of the RFS program. Each gallon of qualifying biofuel that...

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Full Committee Advances Two More Bills from #SubHealth and #SubEnergy

07.18.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today advanced two bills to the House of Representatives for consideration.

“Today we meet to consider two important bills. Collectively, they will enhance the global competitiveness of our domestic nuclear suppliers, and strengthen our preparedness and response systems to ensure we are ready for any and all threats that face our country and our citizens,” said Chairman Walden.

The full committee advanced the following bills:

Originating from #SubHealth:

H.R. 6378, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing...

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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.