Our regulatory system has provided substantial benefits to the country. And yet, we can do better, because our regulatory processes are too cumbersome and slow, fail to leverage the best ideas, and are not designed to maximize compliance domestically or internationally. We can change the way we make regulatory decisions in a manner that will spur business investment and create jobs.
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Chairman & CEO,
Dow Chemical Company, The
Vice Chair and Committee Chair, Business Roundtable
“Regulations matter. One of the ways that the U.S. stands out in a very positive way from many other nations is its commitment to the health and safety of its people and its workers. Clear, consistent and wise regulations not only protect the well-being of the population but improve U.S. industry’s ability to function and grow, which benefits every American. But that’s the key point. Regulations are beneficial only when they’re clear, consistent and wise. And, in large part, the U.S. regulatory regime is so complex and inconsistent that regulations hinder American manufacturers without helping anyone in particular.” - Andrew Liveris, "Make It In America: The Case for Re-Inventing the Economy"
Andrew Liveris recently spoke with CNBC about the importance of regulatory reform; you can view his interview here. Additionally, our letter to President Obama gives color to Business Roundtable's work to lessening the regulatory burdens that threaten U.S. competitiveness and impede job creation and economic expansion.
To download a PDF version of Business Roundtable’s list of major regulations of concern, click here.
Business Roundtable Major Regulations of ConcernAccelerating Permitting and Job Creation
Keystone XL Pipeline Project
Reducing Economic Burdens and Lost Jobs
Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
Industrial Boiler MACT standards
Utility Boiler MACT standards
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations
Air Transport Rule
Cooling Water Intake Structures Rule
Particulate Matter (PM) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
New Source Review
Coal Combustion Product Regulation
Health Care Reform
Modernization of Communications Law and Regulations to Accelerate Increased Investment
Eliminating Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens
EPA Chemical Action Plans
OTC Derivatives End-User Exemption
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Complaint Database
Reforming the Regulatory Process
Accelerate Permitting Decisions and Extend Permit Durations
Conflict Minerals Disclosure Rule