By Nick Goldstein, ARTBA vice president of regulatory affairs & assistant general counsel

In accordance with President Donald Trump’s Feb. 24 Executive Order “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency April 13 announced that it will begin a review of existing regulations.  The agency will be soliciting comments from the regulated community on “any regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.”

There are a variety of programs which directly impact transportation construction, including federal Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act rules.  EPA’s efforts will include both the traditional notice and comment process as well as stakeholder meetings with interested parties.  ARTBA will participate in an April 25 meeting with EPA focused on regulatory reform priorities for small businesses.  ARTBA will also be submitting comments to the agency outlining issues important to the transportation construction sector.