Reps. Kristi Noem (R-SD), Leonard Boswell (D-IA), Robert Hurt (R-VA) and Larry Kissell (D-NC) introduced the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011. It is the first bill authored by Noem.

The bill will establish a temporary prohibition against revising any national ambient air quality standard applicable to coarse particulate matter, to limit Federal regulation of nuisance dust in areas in which such dust is regulated under State, tribal, or local law, and for other purposes.

"The EPA has an important mission but further regulating dust in rural South Dakota isn't part of it. This bill will help provide certainty to our farmers, ranchers, and small business owners so they can focus on growing their business and creating jobs without the threat of burdensome new EPA dust regulations. I'm pleased to focus my first bill on stopping the job-destroying overreach of the EPA," said Noem in a press release.

The bill is endorsed by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Public Lands Council, and American Farm Bureau.

 

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