Regulatory Oversight

Manufacturers Need a Partner in Washington, Not Ineffective Regulations

U.S. manufacturers are already at a disadvantage compared to their overseas competitors and complying with federal regulations adds significant costs and burdens to remaining competitive and growing their businesses.

Often well-meaning but poorly constructed or unnecessary regulations harm manufacturers while doing little or nothing to improve the environment or workplace safety. Regulators frequently know many of the rules they propose will fall far short of reaching their goals, but significantly underestimate the added burdens and costs to manufacturing in America. In some cases, the existing rules are working, eliminating the need for more regulations.

NADCA has long recognized the need for sensible data and science-based regulations to ensure workplace safety and protect public health. Federal regulators must comply with small business review procedures and honestly analyze how their rules impact the economy and America’s small manufacturers. To help foster a safe and productive workplace and environment, NADCA focusses many of its regulatory efforts on the policy issues below, among others:

  • PM 2.5 and other National Ambient Air Quality Standards
  • Greenhouse Gas, Clean Air Act
  • EPA Benefit Cost Rule
  • Vehicle standards; material product transportation
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • OSHA Combustible and Other Dust Rules
  • NLRB Workplace Notices and Rules
  • Injury Illness Reporting