House to Vote on Gardner Bill
Washington, DC– Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) made the following comments today regarding the scheduled vote next week in the House on Gardner’s bill, the Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act (REDO Act, H.R. 2279):
“Listening to the concerns of my constituents is one of the most important aspects of my service in Congress, and I have heard from an overwhelming number of people while traveling the Fourth Congressional District – including many small business owners and elected officials – who have voiced their deep frustrations with regulations that are duplicative and unnecessary.
“Solid waste must be disposed of in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner, but there is no need for unnecessary regulations that put a strain on businesses. While our economy continues to sputter along, common sense revisions of rules and regulations are a vital component of helping our state and local economies grow.”
Under the Solid Waste Disposal Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) there are two unnecessary deadlines that would be eliminated by Gardner’s bill, H.R. 2279. The bill also allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and revise Solid Waste Disposal Act regulations as appropriate instead of every three years as current law requires. The EPA will also be prohibited from imposing overlapping regulations on states where sufficient levels of protection for solid waste disposal already exist.
Gardner introduced this bill in June of 2013.