Biden Administration Releases Regulatory Agenda

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the Biden administration has published its bi-annual report on actions that federal agencies plan to issue. The spring edition includes 2,673 “active” actions that agencies expect to work on — but not necessarily finalize — during the next 12 months.

Notably, the U.S. EPA plans to take action on national ozone standards, long-term emission standards for cars and light-duty trucks, and Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. Also, a final rule adding at least a dozen chemicals to the Toxic Release Inventory, which requires industrial facilities to report how much of a chemical is released into the environment, is anticipated in November 2022. 6/29/2022