Executive Departments

Coalition Letter to President Biden on a Regulatory Pause

The undersigned organizations write on behalf of millions of American businesses and their employees in all sectors of the U.S. economy. Considering the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Loper Bright Enterprises et al. v. Raimondo we ask your Administration to pause all current rulemakings and stop new rules from taking effect until there is a thorough legal review of each agency’s constitutional and statutory authority to regulate in the way it proposes.

Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on Groundwater Management

We, the undersigned trade associations, represent a large cross section of the nation’s construction, transportation, real estate, mining, manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, energy, wildlife conservation, and public health and safety sectors – all of which are vital to a thriving national economy and provide important resources and good paying jobs in local communities across the United States. We hope that the administration will continue to work with our sectors as partners in protecting and enhancing the environment.

Coalition Letter to OMB on Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Public Participation and Community Engagement With the Federal Government

The undersigned trade associations appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) request for information regarding methods and practices for advancing public participation and community engagement (PPCE). We believe it is essential that all individuals have a fair and equal opportunity to petition their government and have their views and interests represented within the federal policy and rulemaking process. Our associations strongly support the free exchange of information and ideas among all stakeholders.

Coalition Letter to EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality on Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2023–0574

We, the undersigned trade associations have members that collectively employ millions of Americans in all sectors of the U.S. economy. Our members are committed to environmental stewardship and to policies that encourage domestic emissions reductions that address climate change. Yet, we write to raise serious concerns about an authorization request from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) pertaining to rail locomotive emissions and respectfully urge you to deny their petition.

Construction Materials Industry Letter to GA Governor Urging a Veto on SB 368, Which Discriminates Against Major Georgia Employers

On behalf of the organizations listed below in the construction materials industry, we strongly urge you to veto Senate Bill 368. This bill would inappropriately mischaracterize over 2,500 hardworking Georgians employed in the construction materials industry at international companies, as foreign agents. SB 368 requires prohibitively onerous reporting for foreign-based companies to do business in Georgia. Aggregates, concrete, cement and asphalt are critical to the supply chain, and they are used to sustain our modern way of life and build our nation’s communities and infrastructure.

WAC Letter to FOIA Request Service Center Regarding Records Related to Implementation of the Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States”

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, as amended, and the Department of Defense FOIA Regulations found at 32 C.F.R. Part 286, the Waters Advocacy Coalition (“WAC”), is requesting copies of documents related to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementation of the revised rules concerning the definition of “Waters of the United States”.

Letter to Surface Transportation Board on STB's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in “Reciprocal Switching for Inadequate Service” Board Action

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) submits these Reply Comments in response to the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB or the Board) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in “Reciprocal Switching for Inadequate Service,” Board action that focuses on providing rail customers with access to reciprocal switching as a remedy for poor service, based around three measures of carrier success or failure, namely: (1) service reliability; (2) service consistency; and (3) adequacy of local service.

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