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S. 751 (114th): CASE Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 17, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 751

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 17, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Manchin, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Boozman, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Coats, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Enzi, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Flake, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Isakson, Mr. McConnell, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Perdue, Mr. Rounds, Mr. Scott, Mr. Vitter, and Mr. Wicker) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To improve the establishment of any lower ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Clean Air, Strong Economies Act or the CASE Act.

2.

Ground-level ozone standards

Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including regulations), in promulgating a national primary or secondary ambient air quality standard for ozone, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency—

(1)

shall not make final a national primary or secondary ambient air quality standard for ozone that is lower than the standard established under section 50.15 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on January 1, 2015), until at least 85 percent of the counties that were nonattainment areas under that standard as of January 30, 2015, achieve full compliance with that standard;

(2)

shall only consider all or part of a county to be a nonattainment area under the standard on the basis of direct air quality monitoring;

(3)

shall take into consideration feasibility and cost; and

(4)

shall include in the regulatory impact analysis for the proposed and final rule at least 1 analysis that does not include any calculation of benefits resulting from reducing emissions of any pollutant other than ozone.