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  • Brief on intervention in support of the Carbon Standards for Power Plants (December 21, 2016)
  • Brief on intervention in support of the EPA’s 2015 ozone national air quality standard (August 17, 2016)
  • Reply Brief in Support of the Clean Power Plan (March 29, 2016)
  • Motion and Exhibits Clean Power Plan New Plants (October 27, 2015)
  • Motion and Exhibits Clean Power Plan Existing Plants (October 27, 2015)
  • Brief to the Supreme Court re: Support of the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule- (February 25, 2015)
  • Response brief from the American Lung Association and allies in support of EPA on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule - (January 23, 2015)
  • Response to EPA Motion on Cross State Air Pollution Decision (July 11, 2014)
  • Amicus brief re: Hazardous Air Pollutant Standards in National Association for Surface Finishing, et al v. US EPA (June 9, 2014)
  • Reply brief on EPA"s failure to meet the deadline for the ozone national air quality standards - (March 11, 2014)
  • Motion for Summary Judgment re: Motion for Summary Judgment on EPA s failure to meet deadline on ozone national air quality standards - (January 21, 2014)
  • Petitioners Reply Brief to the Supreme Court re: Support of the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (December 2, 2013)
  • Complaint from the American Lung Association and s re: EPA s failure to update emissions standards for new wood-burning devices (October 9, 2013)
  • Petition re:Rehearing on the Challenge to EPA s 2008 Ozone National Air Quality Standard (September 6, 2013)
  • Brief to the Supreme Court re:Support of the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (September 4, 2013)
  • Complaint from the American Lung Association and s on EPA s failure to meet deadline for completing review of the ozone national air quality standards, (June 19, 2013)
  • 60-day Notice of Intent to Sue Ozone NAAQS (May 13, 2013)
  • Petition from the American Lung Association and s to Intervene in support of EPA s decision on the PM NAAQS (April 13, 2013)
  • Petition for Certiorari for American Lung Association and s in defense of the Cross State Air Pollution Rule. (March 29, 2013)
  • Final Brief re: Challenge to EPA s 2008 Ozone National Air Quality Standard (August 13, 2012)
  • Final Opening Brief re: EPA Implementation Rules for Particulate Matter Standard (June 4, 2012)
  • Particulate Matter National Air Quality Standards re: Reply to EPA s Opposition to Timely Rulemaking (May 11, 2012)
  • Particulate Matter National Air Quality Standards re: Request for injunction for failure to meet deadline (March 8, 2012)
  • Motion to intervene re: Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (March 6, 2012)
  • Final intervention brief re: 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards, (February 8, 2012)
  • Request to file Amicus Curiae Brief re: Georgia SIP Denial Challenge (January 12, 2012)
  • Intervention brief re: EPA s decision on the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (December 12, 2011)
  • Response of ALA and environmental groups to requests for a stay in implementation (December 11, 2011)
  • Notice of Intent to Sue sent to EPA for Failure to Complete Required 5-year Review of PM National Air Quality Standards (October 18, 2011)
  • 60-day Notice of Intent to Sue PM NAAQS (October 18, 2011)
  • Petition for Review of the Ozone Decision by Obama Administration (October 11, 2011)
  • Response Brief to Luminant (October 6, 2011)
  • Response Brief to GenON, (October 6, 2011)
  • Response to EPA s proposed schedule for resuming Ozone Air Quality Standards Lawsuit (September 23, 2011)
  • Interventions in support of EPA s Cross State Air Pollution Rule: Motion to intervene in EME Homer City (September 22, 2011)
  • Motion seeking EPA to complete reconsideration of the 2008 Ozone Standards (August 8, 2011)
  • Amicus Curiae Brief re: North Carolina v. TVA (March 14, 2011)
  • Amicus-Curiae-Brief-re-North-Carolina-v-Tennessee-Valley-Authority.pdf (October 27, 2009)
  • Brief-re-Motion-to-Stay-National-ambient-Air-Quality-Standard-for-Ozone-Case.pdf (October 26, 2009)
  • Brief re: National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone (May 27, 2008)
  • Brief re: National Ambient Air Quality Standard for PM 2.5 (October 2, 2007)
  • Brief re: National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone (June 23, 2006)
  • Comments to EPA from Health and Medical Groups re: Proposed Determination on the Appropriateness Light-Duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards (December 29, 2016)
  • Comments to EPA on the Draft Policy Assessment for NO2 National Air Quality Standard (November 9, 2016)
  • Comments from the American Lung Association on the Clean Energy Incentives Program Design Details (November 1, 2016)
  • Comments from Health and Medical Groups on the Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle GHG Emission Standards (September 26, 2016)
  • Comments from the American Lung Association on the Volkswagen Partial Consent Decree (August 4, 2016)
  • Comments from Health, Medical & Nursing Organizations to EPA on Methane Information Collection Request (August 2, 2016)
  • Comments from Health & Medical Groups on EPA’s proposed standards for NOx emissions from Heavy Duty Trucks (July 19, 2016)
  • Comments to EPA on Exceptional Events (February 3, 2016)
  • Comment to EPA on Clean Power Plan Federal and Model Plans (January 21, 2016)
  • Comment of Janice Nolen re: EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan Federal Plan and Model Rule (December 18, 2015)
  • Comment of Paul Billings re: EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan Federal Plan and Model Rule (December 18, 2015)
  • Comment of Paul Billings re: EPA’s proposed Cross State Air Pollution Update Rule (December 17, 2015)
  • Comment From More Than 600 Health and Medical Professionals Urging EPA to Adopt Strong Methane Standards (December 4, 2015)
  • Health Groups Comments on Proposed Methane Standards (December 4, 2015)
  • Detailed comment to EPA on ozone standard (large file): American Lung Association and national environmental and legal groups support strong ozone standard (March 17, 2015)
  • comment from more than 1,000 Health and Medical Professionals re: urging EPA to adopt most protective ozone air quality standards (March 17, 2015)
  • Comment on EPA’s Pending Decision on the Introduction of E15 and Opportunity for Public Input (March 17, 2015)
  • comment from national health and medical groups to EPA on the ozone standard: National Health and Medical Groups support strong ozone standard (March 17, 2015)
  • comment of Lyndsay Moseley Alexander re: EPA s Proposed Ozone Pollution Standard (January 29, 2015)
  • comment of Paul G. Billings re:EPA s Proposed Ozone Pollution Standard (January 29, 2015)
  • comment from Health and Medical Groups on EPA s Clean Power Plan (December 1, 2014)
  • comment on EPA s Clean Power Plan (December 1, 2014)
  • comment to the U.S. EPA re: Responses to State and Tribal 2012 Primary Annual Fine Particle Designation Recommendations (September 29, 2014)
  • comment to the U.S. EPA re: Proposed Refinery Risk and Technology Review and the New Source Performance Standards (July 29, 2014)
  • Health and Medical Partners comment to the EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee on the ozone air quality standard (May 19, 2014)
  • Health and Medical Partners Technical Comment on EPA Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants (May 9, 2014)
  • Comments to the EPA on the proposed New Source Performance Standards for Wood-burning Devices (May 5, 2014)
  • Letter to U.S. EPA asking to remove fragrances from Design for the Environment (March 13, 2014)
  • comment by Jeff Seyler re: U.S. EPA on NSPS for Residential Wood-Burning Devices (February 26, 2014)
  • comment of Paul G. Billings re: EPA Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for Power plants (February 6, 2014)
  • comment to the U.S. EPA re: Renewable Fuel Standards (January 28, 2014)
  • comment to the U.S. DOT re: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Interim Guidance (January 13, 2014)
  • comment to EPA re: SO2 Modeling Guidelines (July 19, 2013)
  • Tier 3 Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicles Standards with 8 health and medical groups (July 1, 2013)
  • Tier 3 Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicles Standards (expanded) (July 1, 2013)
  • comment from health and medical professionals :Cleaner gasoline and vehicle standards (July 1, 2013)
  • comment of Daniel M. Dolan-Laughlin Re: cleaner gasoline and vehicles April 29, 2013 (April 29, 2013)
  • comment of Judy Weimer Re: cleaner gasoline and vehicles April 29, 2013 (April 29, 2013)
  • comment of Kesaaraa Wijeyewickrema on EPA's Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standard April 24, 2013 (April 24, 2013)
  • comment of Dr. Albert A. Rizzo on EPA's Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standard April 24, 2013 (April 24, 2013)
  • comment of Paul Billings on EPA's Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standard April 24, 2013 (April 24, 2013)
  • comment of Paul G. Billings EPA's California Vehicle Waiver (September 19, 2012)
  • Letter from the American Lung Associations, state, national partners on EPA's Proposed Particle (Soot) Standard (August 31, 2012)
  • Letter from Individual medical and health professionals on EPA's Proposed Particle (Soot) Standard (August 31, 2012)
  • American Lung Association and National Environmental Partners on EPA's Proposed Particle (Soot) Standard--Technical comment (large file) (August 31, 2012)
  • American Lung Association and National Medical and Health Partners on EPA's Proposed Particle (Soot) Standard (August 31, 2012)
  • American Lung Association comment on EPA's Proposed Standards for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (August 9, 2012)
  • comment of Janice Nolen on: EPA s Proposed Particle Pollution (Soot) Standard (July 19, 2012)
  • comment of Susan Griffin re: EPA s Proposed Particle Pollution (Soot) Standard (July 19, 2012)
  • comment of Paul G. Billings re: EPA's Proposed Soot (particle) Pollution Standard (July 17, 2012)
  • Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson re: Implementation of sulfur dioxide air quality standards (June 29, 2012)
  • Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson re: Physician Support for EPA Support Carbon Pollution Standards (June 25, 2012)
  • comment of Paul G. Billings re: EPA Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for Power plants (May 24, 2012)
  • comment of Daniel M. Dolan-Laughlin re: EPA Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for Power plants (May 24, 2012)
  • comment to the Environmental Protection Agency re: Attainment/Nonattainment designations for ozone national standards (January 18, 2012)
  • comment to the Environmental Protection Agency with health and medical groups re: Proposed Air Standards for Oil and Gas Sector (November 30, 2011)
  • comment to the Environmental Protection Agency with environmental groups on: Proposed Mercury and Air Toxics (August 4, 2011)
  • Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson re: Regulation to Mitigate the Misfueling of Vehicles and Engines (January 3, 2011)
  • comment to Environmental Protection Agency re: Clean Air Transport Rule (October 1, 2010)
  • comment to the Environmental Protection Agency re: Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone - Albert A. Rizzo, MD (August 26, 2010)
  • comment to the Environmental Protection Agency re: Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone - Paul Billings (August 26, 2010)
  • Letter to Secretary of Labor Solis re: Worker protection in BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (June 3, 2010)
  • American Lung Association comment re: Particulate Matter Policy Assessment (April 8, 2010)
  • March 22 2010 FINAL Ozone NAAQS comment (March 22, 2010)
  • comment to the Environmental Protection Agency re: Proposed Lead Monitoring Rule (February 16, 2010)
  • Testimony of President and CEO Charles D. Connor before the Environmental Protection Agency re Ocean Going Vessels.PDF (August 4, 2009)
  • Testimony of National Board Chair Mary Partridge before the Environmental Protection Agency re Ocean Going Vessels.PDF (August 4, 2009)
  • Comments to EPA on proposed revision to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule ()
  • American Lung Association FY17 Senate Interior, Environment and Related Agencies (April 21, 2016)
  • American Lung Association FY17 House Interior, Environment, and Related (April 19, 2016)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies re: FY2014 Appropriations (May 6, 2013)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies re: FY2014 Appropriations (April 25, 2013)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense re: 2013 Appropriations (June 6, 2012)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies re: 2013 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Appropriations (April 27, 2012)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association and public health partners before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies re: 2013 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Appropriations (April 5, 2012)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association and public health partners before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies re: 2013 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Appropriations (April 5, 2012)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies re:2013 Appropriations (March 28, 2012)
  • Testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety and Subcommittee on Children's Health and Environmental Responsibility re: "Air Quality and Children's Health" Hearing (June 8, 2011)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the Senate Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies re: EPA FY2011 budget for Clean Air Program (May 20, 2011)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the Senate Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies re: EPA FY2011 budget for Clean Air Program (May 20, 2011)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies re: 2011 Appropriations (May 14, 2010)
  • Testimony of Arthur Cerullo re: Appropriations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (March 25, 2010)
  • Testimony of Nationwide Assembly Speaker Arthur Cerullo before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies re: 2011 Appropriations (March 25, 2010)
  • Testimony of National Board Member Albert A. Rizzo re: Clean Air Bill (March 4, 2010)
  • Testimony of National Board Member Art Cerullo re: National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone (February 2, 2010)
  • Testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies re: 2010 Appropriations (April 23, 2009)
  • Testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee re:Renewable Fuel Standard (April 1, 2009)
  • The American Lung Association Comments on HEDIS® 2018 Public Comment – Specific Comments on Pneumococcal Vaccination Status for Older Adults (PVS) (March 21, 2017)
  • Partner Comments to CMS re: Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 – Three Year Extension (March 17, 2017)
  • American Lung Association Comment to CMS re: Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act: Market Stabilization (March 7, 2017)
  • Health Partners Comments to CMS re: Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act: Market Stabilization (March 7, 2017)
  • Health Group Comments to Trump Administration on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs (February 10, 2017)
  • American Lung Association Comments to CMS re: OPPS - Lung Cancer Screening (December 21, 2016) (December 21, 2016)
  • American Lung Association Comments to CMS re: OPPS - Pulmonary Rehab (December 21, 2016) (December 21, 2016)
  • The American Lung Association’s Comments on HEDIS® Measures for Health Plan Accreditation in 2018 – Specific Comments on the Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation Measures (December 16, 2016) (December 16, 2016)
  • American Lung Association Comments to NHLBI re: National COPD Action Plan (October 28, 2016) (October 28, 2016)
  • Partner Comments to CMS re: Kentucky's Proposed 1115 Medicaid Expansion Waiver (October 7, 2016)
  • I Am Essential Coalition Comments to HHS re: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018 (October 6, 2016)
  • American Lung Association Comments to HHS re: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018 (October 5, 2016)
  • American Lung Association Comments to CMS re: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (September 6, 2016)
  • Partners Comments to CMS re: Ohio’s Proposed 1115 Medicaid Expansion Waiver (August 4, 2016)
  • American Lung Association Comments to CMS: re: Medicare Program: Part B Drug Payment Model (May 9, 2016)
  • I Am Essential Coalition Comments to HHS re: Non Discrimination (November 9, 2015)
  • American Lung Association Comments to HHS re: Non Discrimination (November 9, 2015)
  • Lung Association comment to CMS re: Medicaid and CHIP managed care standards (July 27, 2015)
  • Partners comment to CCIIO Re: Out of Pocket Cost Calculator (July 6, 2015)
  • comment with partners to Secretary Burwell re: EHB Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 (December 22, 2014)
  • Lung Cancer Patient Advocacy Groups' Letter to CMS re: Lung Cancer Patient Advocacy Groups Letter to CMS (October 8, 2014)
  • Joint Lung Cancer Stakeholder to CMS: Lung Cancer Screening (September 26, 2014)
  • American Lung Association & ACS CAN Joint comment to Medicare Committee re: Lung Cancer Screening Coverage (April 30, 2014)
  • comment to CMS re: Lung Cancer Screening in Medicare (March 12, 2014)
  • American Lung Association comment to US Preventive Services Task Force re Lung Cancer Recommendation 8-26-13 (August 26, 2013)
  • Public Responses to USPSTF re Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations (August 26, 2013)
  • comment to HHS re: Clarity in Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Forms (February 28, 2013) (February 28, 2013)
  • comment to HHS re: clarity in insurance marketplace enrollment forms (February 28, 2013)
  • comment to HHS re: Meaningful Use in Electronic Health Records (January 14, 2013)
  • Patient Focused Drug Development Initiative - ALA comment (November 1, 2012)
  • Letter to HHS re: Private Health Insurance Coverage of Prevention Services (September 17, 2010)
  • comment to CDC re influenza vaccinations (July 22, 2010)
  • Consensus Healthcare Reform Principles (March 6, 2017)
  • American Lung Association FY17 Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (April 19, 2016)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies re: FY16 Appropriations (April 3, 2015)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies re: FY2014 Appropriations (May 6, 2013)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense re: FY2014 Appropriations (April 23, 2013)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies re:FY2014 Appropriations (April 15, 2013)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies re: FY2014 Appropriations (March 15, 2013)
  • Testimony to Ways and Means Committee re: Itemized Charitable Deduction (February 23, 2013)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies re:2013 Appropriations (May 10, 2012)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense re: 2013 Appropriations (May 2, 2012)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies re: 2013 Appropriations (April 10, 2012)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association and public health partners before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies re: 2013 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Appropriations (April 5, 2012)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies re:2013 Appropriations (April 2, 2012)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies re: 2013 Appropriations (April 1, 2012)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense re: 2012 Appropriations (June 22, 2011)
  • Testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs re: 2012 Appropriations (May 18, 2011)
  • Testimony of the American Lung Association before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies re: 2012 Appropriations (April 12, 2011)
  • Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense re: 2011 Appropriations (June 23, 2010)
  • Testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veteran's Affairs, and Related Agencies re: 2011 Appropriations (March 23, 2010)