IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 5 (legislative day, April 4), 2017
Mr. Wicker (for himself, Mrs. Capito, and Mr. Inhofe) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule.
This Act may be cited as the
Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017.
Extending compliance dates (pending judicial review) of rules addressing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products manufacturing or clay ceramics manufacturing
Extension of compliance dates
Each compliance date of any final rule described in subsection (b) is deemed to be extended by the time period equal to the time period described in subsection (c).
In this subsection, the term compliance date means, with respect to any requirement of a final rule described in subsection (b), the date by which any State, local, or tribal government or other person is first required to comply.
Final rules described
A final rule described in this subsection is any final rule to address national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for brick and structural clay products manufacturing or clay ceramics manufacturing under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412), including—
the final rule entitled
NESHAP for Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing; and NESHAP for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing published at 80 Fed. Reg. 65469 (October 26, 2015);
the final rule entitled
NESHAP for Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing; and NESHAP for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing: Correction published at 80 Fed. Reg. 75817 (December 4, 2015); and
any final rule that succeeds or amends the rule described in paragraph (1) or (2).
The time period described in this subsection is the period of days that—
begins on the date that is 60 days after the day on which notice of promulgation of a final rule described in subsection (b) appears in the Federal Register; and
ends on the date on which judgment becomes final, and no longer subject to further appeal or review, in all actions (including actions that are filed pursuant to section 307 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7607))—
that are filed during the 60 days described in paragraph (1); and
that seek review of any aspect of such rule.