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Government News for 2017

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August 2017

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July 2017

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    07.19.17: AFS Advocating for Reform of Tax System

    The American Foundry Society (AFS) on July 17 submitted comments to Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Committee members concerning federal tax reform.

June 2017

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May 2017

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    05.23.17: AFS Provides Regulatory Reduction Comments to EPA

    On May 15, 2017, AFS submitted comprehensive and detailed recommendations regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations to be considered for “repeal, replacement or modification” in accordance with President Trump’s Executive Order (EO) 13777.

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    05.19.17: OSHA Postpones Electronic Recordkeeping Compliance Date

    OSHA announced that it will extend the July 1, 2017 filing date for the electronic submission of the OSHA 300A Recordkeeping Form. OSHA’s announcement did not state the expected extent of the delay.

April 2017

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March 2017

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    03.07.17: AFS Supports Congressional Resolution to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Rule Finalized at End of Obama Administration

    In February, AFS joined over 80 trade associations in a coalition letter supporting a resolution that would nullify an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule, finalized in December, that said employers were liable for any failure to record any workplace injury or illness in the previous five years, not six months as was the previous standard.

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    03.02.17: AFS Highlights Burdensome Regulations With Key Lawmakers

    In February, AFS delivered a letter to key members of Congress outlining some of the industry’s top burdensome rules. In particular, the burden of environmental regulation falls disproportionately on manufacturers, and it is heaviest on small manufacturers because their compliance costs often are not affected by economies of scale.

January 2017

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