WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the final Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) Risk and Technology Review rule.
“The 2004 PCWP Maximum Achievable Control Technology [MACT] regulations required over 90 percent emissions reductions from regulated wood presses and dryers. AWC’s member companies strive to be good stewards of the environment and the wood products industry installed expensive control technologies in order to comply with the PCWP regulations. Today’s rule from EPA confirms that those technologies continue to be the best available and public health is protected. We are also pleased EPA updated several provisions to improve how the rule is implemented.”