• Public Hearing Comments on Proposed EPA Rule to Increase Consistency and Transparency of Cost-Benefit Analyses

July 1, 2020

Thank you for the opportunity to speak today regarding EPA’s proposed rulemaking to increase consistency in considering costs and benefits during the Clean Air Act rulemaking process. My name is Dan Byers, and I’m speaking on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute.

High quality cost-benefit analyses are foundational to balanced and informed regulatory decision-making. Americans deserve a regulatory system that will fairly and transparently evaluate the impacts of agency regulations on our communities and businesses. As an agency responsible for regulating a broad range of manufacturing and industrial activities across the U.S. economy, improving cost-benefit processes at EPA is a worthy goal that will increase stakeholder and public trust in the agency’s work.