NAM welcomes EPA rule streamlining release regulations
The National Association of Manufacturers Tuesday welcomed new EPA regulations easing reporting requirements on toxic releases from more than 24,000 manufacturing, mining and waste management facilities.
“By streamlining the regulation process, the EPA will ensure continued improvement in the nation’s environmental quality while sustaining economic growth,” said NAM president John Engler.
The final rule, promulgated pursuant to the Toxics Release Inventory program, will allow more businesses to use a shorter, simpler disclosure form.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey