Environment Directives Overview

Updated as of July 20, 2012

The Environment Committee has twenty-three remaining policies to review before they expire at the 2012 Legislative Summit. The committee will attempt to consolidate these policies into five new policy directives and one policy resolution as outline below.

Policies

Air Policy Directive: A new policy directive that focuses on the state-federal relationship for the funding, regulation and research of air program issues including the regulation of emissions. It will attempt to consolidate and streamline policy language covered in the following five existing policies under the jurisdiction of the NCSL Environment Committee.

Climate Change Resolution: A new policy resolution that focuses on the state-federal relationship for the funding, development, and regulation of air emissions and their potential impact on the climate.  It will attempt to consolidate and streamline policy language covered in the following three policies under the jurisdiction of the NCSL Environment Committee and one policy under the NCSL Executive Committee. 

Federal Chemical Reform Policy Directive: A new policy directive that focuses on the state-federal relationship for the funding, regulation and research concerning chemical policy reform and the monitoring and reporting of chemical releases into the environment. It will attempt to consolidate and streamline policy language covered in the following two existing policies under the jurisdiction of the NCSL Environment Committee.

Waste Management Policy Directive: A new policy directive that focuses on the state-federal relationship with regards to waste management issues including the funding, regulations, research and technical assistance. It will attempt to consolidate and streamline policy language covered in the following six existing policies under the jurisdiction of the NCSL Environment Committee.

Radioactive Waste Management Policy Directive: A new joint policy directive with the Environment Committee on the state-federal relationship for the regulation and management radioactive waste and the clean-up of federal facilities impacted by improperly managed hazardous, radioactive, and mixed waste and materials. It will attempt to consolidate and streamline policy language covered in the following two existing policies under the joint jurisdiction of the NCSL Agriculture & Energy Committee and the NCSL Environment Committee. 

Land Management Policy Directive: A new policy directive that focuses on the state-federal relationship regarding land management issues including program funding and regulation. It will attempt to consolidate and streamline policy language covered in the following four existing policies under the jurisdiction of the NCSL Environment Committee as well as language on Conservation Easement Policy that was under the NCSL Executive Committee. 

 

For more information, contact: Tamra.Spielvogel@ncsl.org