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Johanns Comments on EPA's Farm Dust Ruling
USAgNet - 12/17/2012
U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) issued a statement on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) release of a farm dust regulation:
"Despite EPA having taken more than a year, I'm glad ag producers finally have it in writing that an absurd agency recommendation to double down on farm dust has been rejected," Johanns said.
In 2011, an EPA report recommended regulating dust twice as stringent as current levels, but later reversed that decision.
While today's announcement is a welcome one, it does not prevent EPA from reviewing and revising dust regulations in the future.
Johanns has previously introduced legislation to permanently prevent the agency from regulating farm dust, giving farmers and ranchers long-term, legal certainty.
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