NWRA Engaging in Extensive Review of Federal Regulatory Agenda

NWRA Engaging in Extensive Review of Federal Regulatory Agenda

Arlington, VA – The Biden administration released its Fall 2022 Regulatory Plan. The regulatory agenda provides a view of the administration’s priorities and actions that federal agencies are likely to release in the near and long term.

Issues of significance to the industry contained in the plan include rulemakings from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on its heat standard and updates to lockout/tagout rules; the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposal to void existing and ban future non-compete clauses between employers and their employees; and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) move to tighten limits on how much fine particulate matter can be in the air. The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) will continue to monitor the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration priorities, which include changes to its drug and alcohol clearinghouse as well as any amendments to commercial driver’s license requirements. NWRA also will work to maintain the short-haul exemption for electronic logging devices.

In addition, NWRA is following regulatory actions at the EPA including its recently issued air pollution regulations for heavy-duty engines and vehicles.

“We are engaged in an extensive review of the Biden administration’s Regulatory Agenda for areas that directly and indirectly impact the waste and recycling industry,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “NWRA will continue to work with federal agencies in support of the private sector waste and recycling industry to ensure that our members can continue providing essential services to their customers throughout the U.S.”


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association