• U.S. Chamber Comments on Proposed Repeal of EPA Benefit-Cost Analyses Rulemaking

June 11, 2021

Dear Mr. Hockstad: The United States Chamber of Commerce appreciates the opportunity to provide comment on EPA’s proposed rescission of the 2020 final rule on increasing consistency and transparency in considering benefits and costs in Clean Air Act regulatory processes.

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.