Summary

1/4/2013--Introduced.Common Sense Waiver Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive any emission standard or other requirements for hazardous air pollutants... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 4, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to waive any emission standard or other requirement under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412) applicable to the control of asbestos emissions in the demolition or renovation of a condemned building for which there is a reasonable expectation of structural failure.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Common Sense Waiver Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. WAIVER FROM ASBESTOS NESHAP REQUIREMENTS FOR DEMOLITION OR RENOVATION OF CONDEMNED BUILDINGS.

(a) Waiver.--At the request of a State or local government, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (in this section referred to as the ``Administrator'') may waive any emission standard or other requirement under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412) applicable to the control of asbestos emissions in the demolition or renovation of a building. (b) Standard for Approval.--The Administrator may approve a request for a waiver under subsection (a) only if the request demonstrates that-- (1) the building has been condemned; and (2) there is a reasonable expectation of the building's structural failure. (c) Time Period for Approval or Disapproval of Request for Waiver.--The Administrator shall approve or disapprove a request for a waiver under subsection (a) within 90 days after the date on which the request is received by the Administrator. If the Administrator fails to approve or disapprove...

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I oppose H.R. 204: Common Sense Waiver Act of 2013 because there is a good reason this rule is in place. People's health should come before saving a developer money.

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sanders
NC-6
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 204: Common Sense Waiver Act of 2013 because...my understanding of the EPA is that they are supposed to protect the environment and the people from contamination - why would the Administrator want to have the power to sidestep their own regulations? Sounds like big business and big money are behind this bill. Nothing like the government being bought off - is it any wonder the American People do not trust their own governmental agency's or representatives?

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bernie1
VA-9
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/4/2013--Introduced.Common Sense Waiver Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive any emission standard or other requirements for hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act applicable to the control of asbestos emissions in the demolition or renovation of a building if the the building has been condemned and there is a reasonable expectation of the building's structural failure. Requires the Administrator to approve or disapprove a request for such a waiver within 90 days or the request shall be deemed to be approved.

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