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Government News for 2015

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December 2015

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    12.23.15: OSHA’s Silica Rule Moves to OMB

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sent its crystalline silica rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review on December 21, 2015.

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    12.22.15: Congress Wraps Up Year with Major Tax Package

    lawmakers approved a historic $680 billion tax-extender package which makes more than 20 tax cuts permanent and extends more than 50 temporary tax provisions that expired in 2014 for more than two years.

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    12.04.15: Congress Approves AFS Supported Infrastructure Package

    The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate voted to overwhelmingly pass a $305 billion five-year highway, transit and rail bill.

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    01.26.15: Discussions Begin on Tax Reform in New Congress

    The U.S. Congress continues to have a strong interest in reforming the current tax code. Lawmakers are already laying the groundwork for their proposals for individual, business and international tax reform in the new Congress.

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    01.23.15: House Approves AFS-Supported Bill to Modernize Federal Rulemaking Process

    Legislation designed to reform the government’s process for analyzing and formulating new regulations, and guidance documents passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 250-175 this month.

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    01.12.15: EPA Risk Assessment Says Use of Spent Foundry Sands Safe in Soil-Related Applications

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Ohio State University, has released a risk assessment concluding that silica-based spent foundry sands from iron, steel and aluminum metalcasting facilities, when used in certain soil-related applications, are protective of human health and the environment and yield environmental benefits.

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