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Rounds to Chair EPW Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee Again in 115th Congress

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today announced that he will serve as Chairman of the EPW Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight for the 115th Congress. Rounds previously served as the Chairman of this subcommittee during the 114th Congress.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue chairing this important subcommittee and build upon the work we accomplished in the 114th Congress,” said Rounds. “I look forward to working with the members of the subcommittee and EPW Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to advance meaningful regulatory reform. We will also oversee the rulemaking processes at agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make sure they are using sound science and taking into account economic and local concerns when issuing any new rules.”

The Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight has jurisdiction over: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Superfund and Brownfields, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), including recycling, Federal Facilities and interstate waste, Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), Chemical Safety Board, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Environmental Justice, Risk Assessment, and responsibility for oversight of agencies, departments, and programs within the jurisdiction of the full committee, including oversight of environmental research and development, and for conducting investigations within such jurisdiction.