The National Shipbuilding Research Program. Regulatory Reform: Provide Shipyard Industry Recommendations to EPA
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
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As part of an overall regulatory reform initiative, President Clinton announced in 1995 that regulations should be flexible, allowing greater protection to society at a lower cost to the regulated industry. He indicated the Administration s receptivity to creative compliance solutions, recognizing that command-and-control regulations have limited effectiveness. The President also pointed out that better decisions evolve from a collaborative process in which people work together. In response to the President s initiative, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA or the Agency began efforts to review its various regulatory programs and its statutory mandates to develop such programs. These efforts were the catalyst for this National Shipbuilding Research Program NSRP project on the subject. In the first part of this project, a regulatory reform questionnaire was sent to fourteen shipyard representatives on the SP-1 Panel, asking the shipyards representatives to rank the environmental issues that affect the shipbuilding industry. See Attachment 1. This report represents the second part of the NSRP regulatory reform project. The purpose of this report is to present the results of the NSRP questionnaire Attachment 2, listing the survey participants Attachment 3 and describing in detail their topranked environmental concerns. This report also summarizes their lower-ranked environmental concerns. Using the survey and this report, NSRP representatives can determine the most effective strategy for promoting NSRP s interests in promoting meaningful regulatory reform at EPA.
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