Engineer tells Congress regulations could revoke practice during Muskegon …

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The tip operative for a Muskegon County manufacturer attempted to lay it on a line for a U.S. House of Representatives this week.

Viktor Anderson, executive of engineering during Norton Shores’ Structural Concepts, testified before a House’s Small Business Committee about supervision regulations he pronounced were pressuring his employer. The Norton Shores bureau creates refrigerated arrangement cabinets for coffee shops and supermarkets.

“My indicate is this – if (the Department of Energy) and a (Environmental Protection Agency) do not coordinate their efforts, we could potentially be redesigning a product each dual to 3 years for 12 years in a quarrel during good expense,” Anderson said.

He that regulations from both agencies designed to residence a blurb refrigeration attention “will force Structural Concepts to revoke a series of products manufactured, chuck doubt into a stream and destiny products offered, and revoke employment.”

Anderson was assimilated by dual other people from tiny businesses. James Goodwin, an researcher for a Center for Progressive Reform, also testified.

“We can assistance tiny businesses and have clever open protections all
at a same time. We do not have to select between them,” Goodwin said. “The trail brazen should concentration on ‘win-win’ regulatory solutions that engage anticipating ways to assistance tiny businesses accommodate their regulatory obligations though but undermining their ability to compete.”

Anderson’s congressman, Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, assimilated a cabinet during a doubt and answer session.

“We are good over a contention of reserve for employees when we are articulate about a EPA and a Department of Energy not removing on a same piece of music,” Huizenga said.

Part of a regulations that regard Stuctural Concepts, Anderson said, was a due EPA order that would need heating and cooling units to use an choice form of refrigerant.

“The people that come from states that build things know what it means to have a supply chain,” Huizenga said. “So mostly these regulations don’t simulate that reality.”

Stephen Kloosterman covers internal government, practice and a outdoor for MLive Muskegon Chronicle. Email him during sklooste@mlive.com or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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