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AFS Highlights Burdensome Regulations With Key Lawmakers

March 2, 2017

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. The list of regulations that are particularly vexing for metalcasters included:

  • OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule
  • Clean Power Plan Rule
  • Iron and Steel Foundry National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction Provisions
  • Stormwater Management Program
  • PM 2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards Rule
  • Expansion of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction
  • Ozone NAAQS Rule from October 2015

 The letter highlighted how, in recent years, the scope and complexity of federal rules have made it harder to do business and compete. AFS will be sharing the list of rules with policymakers and government leaders, and looks forward to working together to turn obstacles into opportunities during the new Administration and Congress. Metalcasters can customize a copy of the letter to reach out to their lawmakers.