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From: AmericanMotorcyclist.com

 

Contact your Senators to exempt dust from EPA regulation!

 

Take Action!

Urge your senators to support an amendment to exempt dust from EPA regulation today!

 

 

U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) introduced the bipartisan Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act as amendment No. 2212 to S. 3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012, more commonly known as the 2012 Farm Bill. U.S. Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) are cosponsors. The amendment would bring much-needed certainty to the off-highway vehicle (OHV) community by exempting rural "nuisance dust" from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulation and allow states and localities to regulate it.

 

The vote for this amendment is expected early next week!

 

If the exemption of “nuisance dust” does not occur, this regulatory restraint may lead to a de facto ban of OHV use on racetracks, in designated recreation areas, on trails and even on private property all across this country.

 

On Dec. 8, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R.1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011. H.R. 1633 passed by a vote of 268 - 150. This bill is the companion bill to amendment No. 2212. The American Motorcyclist Association and the All-Terrain Vehicle Association urged representatives to vote Yes on H.R. 1633.

 

In its review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (as required every five years under the Clean Air Act), the EPA staff and its Clean Air Science Advisory Council recommended considering the option of a much tighter Particulate Matter (PM) standard for "nuisance dust," commonly known as farm dust.

 

The EPA continues to bring this issue forward with each new administration. This bill attempts to prevent future action toward a tougher PM10 standard. The AMA and the ATVA thank the House for passing H.R. 1633 and urge the Senate to pass amendment No. 2212.

 

The AMA and ATVA need you to urge your senators to support amendment No. 2212 to S. 3240. This takes literally a few seconds: Click here: http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/rights/issueslegislation. Your lawmakers will be filled in a pre-written e-mail you can send. Again, the AMA and ATVA urge you to write your senators today and ask them to support Sen. Johanns’ amendment No. 2212 to S. 3240.

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I did it, literally takes less than 1 minute. Please take action.

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If you can make amendments to a form letter, you should take that opportunity. It is my understanding that letters that are identical, have the ability of only being counted as one. Now i understand this is particular to certain/events and situations, but personalization no matter little or big has a more sig ificant impact.

Thanks for posting D, I am going to complete now.

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Action taken, thanks for posting this D!

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Done did-it. ;)

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that was easy.

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I received this today:

 

June 21, 2012

Mrs. Diane Zalman

Address Line 1

Address Line 2

 

Dear Mrs. Zalman:

 

Thank you for contacting me to share your views regarding federal agriculture programs and policies. I appreciate knowing your thoughts on this issue.

 

In the coming months, the 112th Congress will undertake a thorough review of many agriculture programs as it considers reauthorizing the five-year “Farm Bill.” The bill is expected to include appropriations for many agricultural health and safety programs as well as farm subsidies. I will continue to support legislation in the Senate that provides appropriate assistance to small family farmers while reducing the public cost and scope of expensive farm subsidies.

Please be assured that I will keep your concerns in mind when this legislation is considered by the full Senate.

 

Thank you for taking the time to share your views. Please feel free to contact me on this or any other matter of concern.

 

 

Sincerely,

John McCain

United States Senator

 

JM/ds

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I received this today:

 

so you and the senator basically exchanged form letters!

 

oh, i checked my mail - i got one too!

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so you and the senator basically exchanged form letters!

 

oh, i checked my mail - i got one too!

 

Exacto-mundo! So, with regard to Grunt's post above, if they count form letters from OHV users as one, I guess we can say we all got one reply from Senator McCain. Haven't heard from Senator Kyle yet.

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