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There are more than 4,100 regulations in the pipeline and just a sampling of these regulations will cost the economy $515 billion.


Regulation Capital Cost Total Annual Cost Over Four Years Source
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone 360,000,000,000
President Obama’s Letter to Speaker of the House Boehner, August 30, 2011
Boiler MACT 9,500,000,000 11,600,000,000
Office of Management and Budget, “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial,
and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters; Proposed Reconsideration,” accessed 6/26/12
Cross State Air Pollution Rule 3,200,000,000 EPA, “Cross-State Air Pollution Rule,” accessed 6/26/12
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 111, Rearview mirrors 10,800,000,000
Federal Register, “Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, Rearview Mirrors; Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, Low-Speed Vehicles
Phase-In Reporting Requirements,” accessed 6/26/12
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter 1,560,000,000 http://www.epa.gov/ttn/ecas/regdata/RIAs/PMRIACombinedFile_Bookmarked.pdf
Florida Numeric Nutrient Standards (Phase 2) 100,000,000
Congressional Research Service, 4/25/12, “EPA Regulations: Too Much, Too Little, or On Track,” by James McCarthy
Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Guidance and Rulemaking 684,000,000
EPA, “Potential Economic Impacts and Benefits Associated with Guidance Clarifying the Scope of the Clean Water Act,” accessed 6/26/12
Non-Hazardous Solid Waste Rule (Reconsideration) 706,000,000 1,120,000,000
Office of Management and Budget, Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources:
Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units; Reconsideration and Proposed Amendments , accessed 6/26/12
Tier 3 Pollution Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards 17,000,000,000 52,000,000,000
API, July 2011, “Potential Supply and Cost Impacts of Lower Sulfur, Lower RVP of Gasoline,” pg 56
Uniform Standard for Stationary Sources (Flare Rule) 460,000,000 384,000,000
EPA notice of submitting rule for publication to Federal Register on 6/1/12, pg 17, accessed 6/26/12
Utility MACT 38,400,000,000
Office of Management and Budget, “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility
Steam Generating Units and Standards of Performance for Electric Utility Steam Generating Units ,” Accessed 6/26/12
Cooling Water Intake Structures 1,596,000,000
EPA, Criteria and Standards for Cooling Water Intake Structures, accessed 6/26/12)
Coal Combustion Residuals Generated by Electric Utilities 5,896,000,000
EPA, “Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of Special Wastes; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals
from Electric Utilities,” pg 8, accessed 6/26/12
Total Cost Over Four Years $515,006,000,000.00