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Wednesday, 03 March, 2021

Climate Legislative Text Released | NATA Requests Your Input

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has released the proposed legislative text of their Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act, aimed at “decarbonizing each sector of the U.S. economy within Committee’s jurisdiction to achieve net zero climate pollution.”

While NATA is still analyzing this broad legislation, we are monitoring a requirement in Section 401 for EPA to promulgate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for new nonroad engines and new nonroad vehicles, which may include fuel trucks or other ground support equipment. Additionally, under the bill, EPA must promulgate tiered emission standards for GHG emissions from existing in-service aircraft engines within 12 months. The bill further directs EPA to promulgate emission standards for GHG emissions for new aircraft delivered on or after January 1, 2030, and to consider all currently or potentially available technologies and flexibility mechanisms that enable increased emission reduction ambition. For all standards under this section, EPA must promulgate successive emission standards that ensure there are no gaps in regulation, increase emission reductions, and set the level of successive standards based on the degree of reductions needed to achieve the national goals.

Proposed legislation with similar goals was introduced as part of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Moving Forward Act, which did not advance last year. NATA will be discussing our concerns about the legislation with the bill’s sponsors, and we would welcome your input. Please send your comments to NATA at jfreye@nata.aero.

For general press inquiries, contact Shannon Chambers at 703-298-1347 or schambers@nata.aero

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for 80 years. Representing nearly 3,700 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.