S. 1528 (112th): Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011

Introduced:
Sep 08, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 1633 (same title)
Passed House — Dec 08, 2011

Sponsor
Mike Johanns
Senior Senator from Nebraska
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Sep 08, 2011
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1633 (Related)
Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011

Passed House
Last Action: Dec 08, 2011

S. 2365 (Related)
WEST Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 25, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 08, 2011
Referred to Committee Sep 08, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to limit Federal regulation of nuisance dust in areas in which that dust is regulated under State, tribal, or local law, to establish a temporary prohibition against revising any national ambient air quality standard applicable to coarse particulate matter, and for other purposes.

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/8/2011--Introduced.
Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011 - Amends the Clean Air Act (CAA) to exempt nuisance dust from the CAA and excludes nuisance dust from references in the CAA to particulate matter, except with respect to geographic areas where such dust is not regulated under state, tribal, or local law to the extent the Administrator finds that:
(1) nuisance dust (or any subcategory of nuisance dust) causes substantial adverse public health and welfare effects at ambient concentrations; and
(2) the benefits of applying CAA standards and other requirements to such dust outweigh the costs.
Defines "nuisance dust" as particulate matter:
(1) generated from natural sources, unpaved roads, agricultural activities, earth moving, or other activities typically conducted in rural areas; or
(2) consisting primarily of soil, other natural or biological materials, windblown dust, or some combination of such materials.
Prohibits the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from proposing, finalizing, implementing, or enforcing any regulation revising the national primary ambient air quality standard or the national secondary ambient air quality standard applicable to particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter greater than 2.5 micrometers under the CAA for one year.

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