Senate Bill 2662
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Growing American Innovation Now Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 22, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 22, 2019
Latest Action
Nov 6, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2662
Congress
116
Policy Area
Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection
Primary focus of measure is regulation of pollution including from hazardous substances and radioactive releases; climate change and greenhouse gases; environmental assessment and research; solid waste and recycling; ecology. Measures concerning energy exploration, efficiency, and conservation may fall under Energy policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Wyoming
Indiana
Kentucky
North Dakota
Oklahoma
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Growing American Innovation Now Act

This bill modifies terminology for purposes of the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In order for a change to a stationary source to be a modification (a change to a stationary source that increases the air pollutant emissions or results in new pollutants) for purposes of the NSR permitting program, the maximum hourly emission rate achievable by such source must be higher than the maximum hourly rate achievable by such source during any hour in the 10-year period preceding the change.

A change at a stationary source is not considered to be a modification under the bill if it is designed to (1) reduce the amount of any air pollutant emitted; or (2) restore, maintain, or improve the reliability of operations at, or safety of, the source. However, such changes are not excepted if the EPA determines the increase in the maximum achievable hourly emission rate from such change would cause an adverse effect on human health or the environment.

Construction for a major emitting facility (a type of stationary source) does not include a change at such a facility that does not result in a significant emissions increase or a significant net emissions increase.

In relation to major emitting facilities in nonattainment areas, the terms modifications and modified do not include changes at such facilities that do not result in a significant emissions increase or a significant net emissions increase.

Text (1)
October 22, 2019
Actions (3)
11/06/2019
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
10/22/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
10/22/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Oct 23, 2019 4:45:43 AM
Updated
Aug 13, 2020 4:26:54 AM