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NOPA Policy Priorities

    International Trade Issues

    • TransPacific Partnership (TPP)
    • Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP)
    • European Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

    Regulatory Issues

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Regulations and Rulemakings:

    • Global Climate Change Regulations
    • Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) litigation
    • Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction (SSM) Provisions
    • Revisions to National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS): Ozone NAAQS, Particulate Matter (PM) NAAQS, Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) NAAQS
    • Review of New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) Subpart DD for Grain Elevators
    • Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rulemaking


    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Regulations and Proposals:

    • FDA- Initiatives Regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) — including Rulemakings, Sanitary Transportation of Food, etc.


    Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – Regulations and Proposals:

    • Process Safety Management (PSM) Rulemaking


    EPA/Army Corp of Engineers
    – Rulemaking & Guidance Documents:

    • Waters of the United States (WOTUS: Identification of Waters Protected by Clean Air Act)

    Legislative Issues

    • Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
    • Biotechnology Legislation; Federal Preemption on Labeling of GMO Foods
    • Re-establish Cuba as a Market for U.S. Commodity Food/Exports
    • Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Funding Issues & Reauthorization
    • Climate Change Legislation; Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions; Biogenic CO2 Emissions
    • Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
    • Waters of the United States

    Transportation Issues

    Inland Waterways:

    • Locks/Dams
    • Dredging


    Railroad Service Issues:

    • Competitive Switching Rules
    • Paper Barriers
    • Grain Rate Regulations

    Biotechnology Issues

    Asynchronous Approvals of Genetically Modified (GMO) Events/Crops:

    • China
    • European Union


    Low Level Presence Policies (LLP)
    for of Genetically Modified Crops

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