Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 2401 - Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Capps (CA)


Would require the Committee to include in its analyses an estimate of the incidence of birth and developmental defects and infant mortality that would result from a delay to covered rules and covered actions under the bill.

Connolly (VA)


Requires the committee to study policies which will lead to creation of American jobs in the clean energy sector.

Dent (PA)


Would add the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) from the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry and Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants to the Covered Rules within the bill.

Hastings, Alcee (FL)


Would exclude from the Committee’s jurisdiction all rules and regulations that undergo a cost-benefit analysis as a part of existing regulatory requirements.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Would extend the public comment period from 90 days to 120 days.

Kinzinger (IL), Gonzalez (TX)


Would add upcoming EPA gasoline regulations to the list of measures to be analyzed for their cumulative impact on energy prices, jobs, and American competitiveness.

Latta (OH)


Would update the Clean Air Act’s criteria for what factors can be considered when promulgating National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Specifically, it would allow the EPA Administrator to consider feasibility and cost when setting these standards, which would negate the effect of a 2001 Supreme Court ruling that held implementation costs cannot be considered when setting NAAQS.

Lowey (NY)


Would require, for the purpose of preventing the release of radioactive pollution, nuclear facilities to prevent damage to reactor cores and spent fuel in the event of a loss of electric power caused by a natural disaster.

McNerney (CA)


Would add the effect on clean energy jobs and clean energy companies, including those that export clean energy technology, to the items to be considered in the analyses required by the bill.

Miller, Jeff (FL)


Would clarify the EPA's jurisdiction over traditional ammunition and fishing tackle with regards to the Pittman-Robertson excise tax exemption under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Moore, Gwen (WI)


Would ensure that the study will analyze the impact that a rule or action could have on low-income communities and public health.

Richardson (CA)


Would strike the offset provision of HR 2401 which would reduce funding to the Diesel Emission Reductions Act.

Rush (IL), Moran, James (VA)


Would add the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others, to the interagency council that this bill would create. Additionally, the amendment would direct the committee to look at important health impacts on the most vulnerable subpopulations that would be affected by EPA’s proposed rules.

Whitfield (KY)


Would provide that the Cross State Air Pollution Rule has no legal force or effect, and directs EPA to continue to apply Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) for at least 3 years until after the study in the underlying bill is complete. The amendment also requires that the proposed Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule has no legal force and effect and that any subsequent Utility MACT rule be issued no sooner than 1 year after the study in the underlying bill is complete. If reissuing the rule, EPA is required to ensure that MACT standards are achievable in practice and that the compliance period is at least 5 years.