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Casting industry speaks out in D.C.

Metalcasters spread their message to the U.S. Congress at the 2013 AFS Government Affairs Conference, held May 1-3, in Washington, D.C. This year, Congress and the White House have announced plans to focus on deficit reduction, a revised ozone rule, a crystalline silica regulation, combustible dust, an overhaul of the tax code and a wide variety of EPA and workplace rules. Metalcasters met with congressional personnel to discuss the industry's position on these plans.

Tax Reform: The metalcasting industry supports reducing corporate and individual tax rates for manufacturers.

The Regulatory Process: AFS asks members of Congress to support the Sunsine for Regulatory Decrees and Settelements Act of 2013 to improve the federal rulemaking process.

EPA Regulations: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently produced multiple regulations that are a concern for the metalcasting industry, including subjecting facilities to the Subpart UUU requirements on units used solely for the reclamation and reuse of industrial sand.

Investment in Water Infrastructure: AFS urges Congress to support smart financing approaches to address America's water infrastructure challenges by lifting the volume cap on private activity bonds and supporting the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act and Water Resources Development Act.
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Title Annotation:AFS NEWS
Publication:Modern Casting
Date:Jun 1, 2013
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