AMPP Advocacy Priorities – United States
Corrosion threatens our environment and public safety, sometimes with catastrophic results. Whether in the form of a bridge collapse, a pipeline failure, or even a dead car battery; corrosion harms people, assets, and the environment at a cost of more than $500 billion a year. Fortunately, when properly addressed, the harmful effects of corrosion can be mitigated, and costs can be reduced by as much as thirty percent.
The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) advances the corrosion prevention and coatings industry through member and workforce education, technological innovation, and global standardization to protect people, assets, and the environment. We advance this mission by working with policymakers throughout the world to emphasize the importance of corrosion planning and training.
No other association brings the breadth of knowledge, expertise, and passion about corrosion prevention than AMPP and its global membership. AMPP brings together knowledge, skills and expertise used to protect the world from the adverse effects of corrosion. We understand and demonstrate daily why corrosion control belongs at the forefront of public policy.
For 2023, our top legislative priorities are:
- Reintroducing and passing the Bridge Corrosion Prevention and Repair Act through both Chambers of Congress
- Supporting the passage H.R. 1477/S. 722, the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act
- Promoting policies that protect water and wastewater assets from corrosion
- Developing best practices and standards that prevent corrosion of crucial renewable energy assets, including offshore wind
- Supporting the Department of Defense Office of Corrosion Policy & Oversight (CPO)
On the regulatory side, we will:
- Work with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on any changes to the Blood Lead Level for Medical Removal Rule
- Lead implementation efforts with respect to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) “Mega Rule”
- Inform the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) about best safety practices for offshore wind projects
- Follow any PHMSA Regulations on the transmission and storage of renewable energy sources (including ammonia and hydrogen)
A complete list of our priorities and positions can be found below.