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HB 1143 - Prohibits State Environmental Regulations from Exceeding EPA Regulations - Key Vote

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Bob Behning voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (68-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits State Environmental Regulations from Exceeding EPA Regulations

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the Environmental Rules Board from adopting a rule that is more limiting than a corresponding federal rule, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the Environmental Rules Board from adopting a rule or standard that is more “stringent” than a corresponding federal rule or standard (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Department of Environmental Management to provide notices to the Indiana Registry including, but not limited to, the following (Secs. 2 & 3):
    • A notice that specifies that the proposed requirement is not more “stringent” than a federal requirement; and
    • A notice that identifies the potential fiscal impact and the expected benefit of a proposed requirement in a subject area for which there is no federal requirement.
  • Prohibits the Environmental Rules Board from adopting a hazardous waste facility requirement that is more “stringent” than a requirement established by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits State Environmental Regulations from Exceeding EPA Regulations

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