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  • AWC: Ambient Air memo focuses on likely exposure scenarios

    Nov 09, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s draft policy memo clarifying what is excluded from “ambient air” for air quality modeling purposes. The memo from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopts a more probabilistic approach for where impacts of new projects must be measured for evaluation.
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  • AWC: NSR Project Aggregation action lifts red tape

    Nov 07, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s ending its reconsideration and lifting the stay on the 2009 New Source Review (NSR) project aggregation interpretative rule. The action from Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler clarifies when projects are substantially related for their emissions to be added together for permitting purposes.
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  • AWC, AF&PA Applaud Markup of New Source Review Permitting Program Update at House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee

    Jul 17, 2018
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council and American Forest & Paper Association issued the following statement regarding the House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee markup of H.R. 3128. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), seeks to clarify which types of facility upgrades require an owner to obtain a New Source Review (NSR) permit.
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  • AWC Supports EPA Initiative to Ensure Common Sense Regulations

    Jun 07, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), on balancing the benefits and costs of regulatory proposals. The ANPRM requests public comment on how EPA can consider benefits and costs, with greater consistency, transparency and reliability, when interpreting and implementing its regulatory statutes to develop beneficial regulations.
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  • Paper and Wood Product Manufacturers Applaud Air Permit Modernization

    Apr 12, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s memorandum directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review its polices for implementing the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) program. The memo, signed by President Donald Trump today, promotes timely, efficient and successful implementation of air quality standards and permits.
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  • AF&PA, AWC Call for Regulatory Transparency at House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Hearing

    Mar 14, 2018
    WASHINGTON – In testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the American Forest & Paper Association and American Wood Council called for federal agencies to implement stronger good guidance practices and benefit-cost analysis to ensure agency guidance and regulations do more good than harm. Paul Noe, Vice President for Public Policy for both associations, testified as one of five panelists at the Capitol Hill hearing - “Shining Light on the Federal Regulatory Process.” The full text of his testimony can be found here.
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  • AWC: NSR Emission Accounting guidelines a win for business and environment

    Mar 13, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) policy memo on New Source Review (NSR) project emission accounting.
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  • AWC, AF&PA Call for Serious Reforms in New Source Review Permitting Program at House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee Hearing

    Feb 14, 2018
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council and American Forest & Paper Association called for serious reforms in the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program in testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee. Paul Noe, Vice President for Public Policy for both associations, testified as one of six panelists at the Capitol Hill hearing - “New Source Review Permitting Challenges for Manufacturing and Infrastructure.” The full text of his testimony can be found here.
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