– On Wednesday, Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) participated in a roundtable discussion at the state Capitol with a White House official who was in Harrisburg to meet with reform-minded legislators concerned about the impact of burdensome regulations on small businesses.
Tom Rossomando, manufacturing and technology advocate at the U.S. Small Business Administration and a former member of the Corbett administration, is attempting to identify issues and concerns of small business owners and work with state and local officials to develop pro-growth programs and policies.
“In our meeting, we discussed federal agencies including environmental, labor and human services,” said Moul. “I told Rossomando about my legislation to curb overregulation by the Susquehanna and Delaware River basin commissions, which are overstepping their regulatory authority and having a direct negative impact on taxpayers. At issue is the absence of oversight, transparency and accountability on the part of these regional compacts.”
Moul’s bill would make the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) the exclusive authority to regulate groundwater within the Commonwealth and to impose fees, fines or penalties on the use, withdrawal or retention of groundwater. House Bill 2222
would also require DEP to submit any new or amended regulations regarding groundwater to the House and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy committees for approval before the regulation could be promulgated.
“Rossomando told me he would investigate facilitating a meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers to take up the roles and responsibilities of the Susquehanna and Delaware River basin commissions,” Moul added.
Representative Dan Moul
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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