President Trump Is Reducing Barriers To American Manufacturing

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OUTDATED AND UNNECESSARY BARRIERS TO GROWTH: Aspects of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) program are outdated, inefficient and in need of reform.

  • NAAQS are established pursuant to the Clean Air Act and are required to be reviewed every five years by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
    • Since 1970, emissions levels of criteria pollutants under the NAAQS program have declined dramatically.
  • EPA has revised NAAQS multiple times to increase their stringency and each revision brings new planning and permitting requirements for affected States, localities, and regulated industries.
    • NAAQS are approaching “background levels” in some areas, meaning they are at levels associated with natural sources or emissions originating outside of the United States.
  • When NAAQS are revised, States which are not in compliance with the new standards must submit State Implementation Plans to EPA to show how they will comply.
    • Delays in the processing of these plans leads to backlogs and creates regulatory uncertainty and practical challenges for States, localities, and regulated entities.
  • As NAAQS have become more stringent, manufacturers have also experienced delays in obtaining air permits needed to build new facilities or expand existing ones.
    • Manufacturers face a range of burdens under the current NAAQS program, including difficulties in demonstrating compliance where updated guidance, modeling, and other permitting tools have not been made available to States and permit applicants.

REGULATORY CERTAINTY AND FEWER DELAYS: President Donald J. Trump’s Administration will reform NAAQS implementation to provide States with a more efficient process and to promote economic growth.

  • President Trump is signing a Memorandum directing the EPA to undertake long-overdue reforms in implementation of NAAQS.
  • At the President’s direction, EPA will take a series of actions designed to make the NAAQS program more efficient and cost-effective.
    • These reforms will help responsibly protect the environment while reducing unnecessary barriers that are holding back manufacturing and business growth.
  • The reforms laid out in the President’s Memorandum will give States regulatory certainty and more flexibility in their implementation of NAAQS.
    • State Implementation Plans will be processed within 18 months of submission.
    • State requests for regulatory relief due to emissions beyond their control, including exceptional events and international emissions, will also be timely processed by EPA.
    • Regulations and guidance needed for implementation of revised NAAQS will be issued concurrently with revised standards, giving States, localities and regulated industries the information they need for compliance up-front.
    • EPA will work to ensure transparency in the NAAQS review process.
    • EPA will also work cooperatively with States to review the Regional Haze Program and replace Federal Implementation Plans with State Implementation Plans where possible.
  • The President is directing EPA to implement NAAQS reforms aimed at reducing lengthy permitting delays.
    • EPA will review the NAAQS permitting process to identify ways to ensure permit applications receive timely decisions, including through updated modeling and technical support for States and permit applicants.
    • Final action will be taken on preconstruction permit applications within one year of submittal of a complete application to EPA.
  • Where States are the direct permitting authority, EPA will assist States in the timely issuance of preconstruction permits.
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STRENGTHENING AMERICAN MANUFACTURING: Reforms to NAAQS implementation will build on the President’s efforts to strengthen American manufacturing.

  • Since taking office, President Trump has worked to restore American manufacturing and to help ensure more products are “Made in America.”
    • Under President Trump, the National Association of Manufacturers’ Outlook Index has reached its highest point in history.
    • 263,000 manufacturing jobs have been added since the President took office.
  • During his first year in office, President Trump cut excessive regulations that have been holding back businesses, including manufacturers, for far too long.
    • President Trump’s Administration saved more than $8.1 billion in lifetime regulatory costs in fiscal year (FY) 2017.
    • In 2017, the Administration eliminated 22 regulations for every one new regulation, far exceeding the initial goal of two-to-one.
  • Thanks to the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by the President, businesses will be able to immediately write off the full cost of heavy equipment purchases and other capital investments.

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Paul Williamson
Paul Williamson
4 years ago

This is bureaucratic doublespeak and bullsh**. Trump is in the pocket of big industry and big polluters. Thirty years, you could not even see the Santa Monica mountains 5 miles away in Pasadena, CA, the smog was so thick and orange. Today, thanks to these Federal and California regulations Trump wants to get rid of, the air is clear over LA and you can see those mountains 70 miles away. Loosen those regulations, and big and small industry will take advantage and start big time polluting again, contaminating our air, our land, and our water, and there will not be one more job, just more $$$ in the pockets of the ultra-rich, just like the latest tax cuts.

james
james
4 years ago

Trump is in the pocket of nobody! The problem is mostly California, inability to come to terms with their problem and blame somebody else. Now that’s real BS!

WAYNE LEHMAN
4 years ago

I DON’T THINK CA HAS TO BE WORRIED ABOUT NEW FACTORIES COMING TO CA WITH ALL THE LIBERALS RUNNING THE STATE INTO THE GROUND . NO COMPANY WANTS TO BE LOSERS !

Connie Sharpe
Connie Sharpe
4 years ago

Why does the state (CA) have to lose its regulations just because the Federal Government does?

Connie Sharpe
Connie Sharpe
4 years ago
Reply to  Connie Sharpe

lose = loosen

Amy
Amy
4 years ago

MAGA. Thank you.

Donald M Coder
Donald M Coder
4 years ago

Trump loves his homeland and he understands the destructive effect of controls. Our nation is benefiting from his leadership.

Richard Boyle
Richard Boyle
4 years ago

How ironic! The President’s own clothes are not made in America. How come? And those silly baseball caps are not all made in the USA. I think the President is scamming us. It’s a known fact that the reduction of regulations, some of which are needed – like air quality – mean big bucks to manufacturers and to their stockholders. Let us actually see what these regulations are.

Lutetia Vollintine
Lutetia Vollintine
4 years ago
Reply to  Richard Boyle

Richard Boyle his own clothes are made over here and you shouldn’t call those baseball caps silly and they are made over here you jackass jerk off.he ain’t scamming anybody but you sure as hell is.

Mathew Mok
Mathew Mok
4 years ago
Reply to  Richard Boyle

Says who?

You lay out the President’s clothes every morning, do you?

I have a MAGA hat. Made in USA, as are the hats owned by my 2 sons. I know you useful idiots are not all that bright but have you ever seen an American Flag that was made in China? Nothing to stop them from making MAGA hats either.

There is one other thing you snowflakes are not smart enough to understand. Can you tell me anybody who got a job or dividend check from a homeless bum? You cupcakes also cannot seem to figure out – Just where do you think the big bucks that pay people that build additions to and new factories come from? The people that work there get paid from same place. (Hint, it’s not from the EPA)

You might go check air quality in China and India too. – I give you warning. though. They are out in the real world where there are no safe zones.

Don Keadik!
Don Keadik!
4 years ago
Reply to  Mathew Mok

BOOM!! Exactly!!

Ginger
Ginger
4 years ago
Reply to  Mathew Mok

Good answer Mok!

alberta jones
alberta jones
4 years ago
Reply to  Mathew Mok

Well said

Lutetia Vollintine
Lutetia Vollintine
4 years ago
Reply to  Mathew Mok

MATTHEW MOK GO F*** YOURSELF AND STFU RIGHT NOW OR GO GET KILLED IN A FATAL CAR CRASH OR FATAL CAR WRECK YOU UGLY A** TWERP

C.C.C.
C.C.C.
4 years ago

Gee, that’s the calm language we all like to hear. Your point ?

IOND
IOND
4 years ago
Reply to  Richard Boyle

The President is in the White House for a year, so it will take time before we build factories or will return those who have moved abroad over the past years because of the enormous taxes imposed by liberals!

james
james
4 years ago
Reply to  Richard Boyle

How would you know?

James
James
4 years ago

Wow, lets say he spends $20K a year on clothes. that gives $1,708 in sales tax revenue. That might be a small burden for you, but I certainly would not want to spend that much, but 1700 out of “billions” doesn’t even register. If he bought everything in the USA WE WOULDN’T SEE A DIFFERENCE in the “extra” income. How about spending time on his policies and cleaning up government processes and spending. (BTW 8.454% is the national average sales tax).

Did you spend time looking at how bad our last (illegal) president was? I doubt it.

Don Keadik!
Don Keadik!
4 years ago

It’s a known fact……That is PRESIDENT TRUMP!

SouthernPatriot
SouthernPatriot
4 years ago

President Trump is working harder than any other POTU’S at least in recent memory to help the economy and the American worker. The largest tax overhaul and rebate in history, the biggest roll-back of restrictive recession-causing regulations, enforcement of existing border security and immigration laws, opening up federal lands to natural resource exploration and extraction, repatriation of trillions of dollars for plant building and numerous other things are greatly and very positively affecting the economy, lower unemployment and helping to MAGA!

C.C.C.
C.C.C.
4 years ago

Except, he’s starting an international trade war. Do you know what that means ? Prices up for all of us !!!

Anita Daniel
Anita Daniel
4 years ago

you said it all
Thank
Anita Daniel

Anita Daniel
Anita Daniel
4 years ago

Anita Daniel
SouthernPatriot Your comment is awaiting moderation.
you said it all
Thank
Anita Daniel

Frank T
Frank T
4 years ago

The piece on the role of regulations in brining back manufacturing was solid and informative, with minimum hoorah. Too often regulations are treated as a zero sum game by both sides. The gulf is so big that it has ‘t been possible to modify major environmental laws like the Clean Air Act since 1990. It’s a fact that the U.S. has the most outdated labyrinthine regulatory system of any advanced nation. Not surprisingly, it also has finally dropped below UK as having the lowest proportion of manufacturing jobs among advanced nations.

But just cutting regulations has limits because of the requirements of the laws. What we need is to look at policies of leading European nations (or Japan).

linda
linda
4 years ago

Too many able bodied persons not working……. just getting a government check each month.
Some part of the check they receive is money that I actually worked for.
Too easy for some to just sit home and collect the government handout.

Ginger
Ginger
4 years ago

President Trump is doing the right thing by trying to role back many of these unnecessary regulations, and advocating for American workers. Obama tried to sell this country out, in the name of climate change and globalism. It’s time to bring America back to a place where people can find decent paying jobs and get more people off of welfare and food stamps.

Keith J. Pierce
4 years ago

If the Democrats would spend as much time trying to make life better for all “Legal Citizens” as it does trying to destroy our President, the United States would be much better off. I have not heard of “ONE BILL” passed by the DEMOCRATS that have “BENEFITED” the American Citizens in the pass several years. If you know of One… Please let us all know. PS, I am all for anyone wanting to better themselves and their families as long as they do so legally.

Donald Bartling
Donald Bartling
4 years ago

Deregulation will lead to more prosperity. One danger is that we repeat the Smoot-Hawley Act of 1930. Excess tariffs will wreck this country`s economy. We will do beetter to walk with caution there. Depression Memories from an over90 yr old.

Douglas
Douglas
4 years ago

I thank God for President Trump. The govt. was as corrupt as I could imagine. Trump is fighting for us by battling the liberals /demorats on every issue. The demorats are more divisive than anytime in the history of this great country. I prayed Using Gods Word in 2 Chronicles 7:14 to remind God of His promise. We are making progress, but long way to go to “Make America Great Again”.

John
John
4 years ago

Hon. President Donald J. Trump,
Re: Jerry Brown
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

C.C.C.
C.C.C.
4 years ago

Going back a few years, maybe we should allow a few states to secede. South Carolina – Confederate States of America !!!

Cods
Cods
4 years ago

Liberals seem to think that the US shooting itself in the foot is somehow beneficial to the rest of the world being on roller skates

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