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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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