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AWC supports Boiler MACT decision
Dec 23, 2016
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) Court decision to remand the Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rules back to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AWC supported EPA’s request for a remand.
AWC: Final Formaldehyde Rule consistent with industry’s commitment to safety
Dec 12, 2016
WASHINGTON – Today, the final rule on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act was published in the Federal Register. The American Wood Council (AWC) supported the legislation passed in 2010. AWC President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to the final rule.
Stimson Lumber CEO elected 2017 AWC chairman
Nov 15, 2016
LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council today announced the election of Stimson Lumber CEO Andrew Miller as the new AWC chairman for a one-year term, effective beginning January 2017.
Nordic Structures joins AWC as first CLT-producing member
Oct 04, 2016
LEESBURG, VA. – Nordic Structures, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, has joined the American Wood Council (AWC).
AWC supports a smarter, more cost-effective regulatory process
Sep 21, 2016
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding today's passage of the Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act (H.R. 3438) by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would require a federal agency to postpone the effective date of a high-impact rule, defined as any rule that may impose an annual cost on the economy of at least $1 billion, pending judicial review.
AWC welcomes “Timber City” exhibit to the National Building Museum
Sep 19, 2016
WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) was on hand to welcome the “Timber City” exhibit to the National Building Museum, which opens to the public today and will run through May 2017 in Washington, D.C. The exhibition demonstrates the many advantages offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including strength, fire resistance, sustainability and beauty.
AWC: Regulatory Integrity Act provides transparency
Sep 15, 2016
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding today's passage of the Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016 (H.R. 5226) by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill directs each agency to make publicly available on its website or in the rulemaking docket on Regulations.gov a list of each pending regulatory action, the date the agency began to develop or consider the action, its status, an estimate of the date it will be final and in effect, a brief description of such action, and each public communication about the action issued by the agency.
Sandy Springs Action Guise to Slow Development Growth
Sep 06, 2016
There have been several recent reports on an action taken by a Georgia community to ban wood construction in buildings more than three stories in height and larger than 100,000 square feet, an action that unfortunately had no basis in concerns for safety or the environment.
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