Fiscal Year 2019 Environmental Protection Agency Budget, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, April 26, 2018   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the April 26, 2018 hearing titled "The Fiscal Year 2019 Environmental Protection Agency Budget," held before the House Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of John Shimkus: "One of the bills I worked on when I joined this committee was to help make the Superfund program operate more rationally, so to see that you also care about this program is important to me. I also want to applaud your initiative to look at the EPA's workforce and identify ways to make the Agency more efficient and effective. As I mentioned back in December, this exercise, sadly, has not been undertaken in more than 20 years. I believe a lack of consistent review can lead to complacency or foster regulatory overreach and I look forward to learning more about efforts to reshape the bureaucracy. As the author of the changes to Title I of the Toxic Substances Control Act, I also want to commend you for reducing the backlog of applications for new chemicals. I understand the backlog has crept back up by one-third of its normal level, but I look forward to seeing what actions you take including the use of new user fees to help EPA operate its new chemicals review process more expeditiously." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: E. Scott Pruitt.

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Serial No. 115-121
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