• U.S. Chamber of Commerce & Associated Builders and Contractors Comments on EPA’s 'Begin Actual Construction' Guidance

May 12, 2020

Dear Ms. Idsal,
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Associated Builders and Contractors appreciate the U.S. Environmental Agency’s (EPA) efforts to provide clarification to the interpretation of the term ‘begin actual construction’ in the EPA regulations implementing the major New Source Review (NSR) permitting program. We collectively offer the following comments on EPA’s efforts.

Our organizations represent a broad swath of the business and construction industry that are generating jobs, building communities, and providing products and services for the American people. We are supportive of effective air quality programs that allow our members to start and complete projects in a timely and affordable manner while fostering job creation, economic growth, and environmental progress in the process.