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  • Cal/OSHA decides not to lower permissible wood dust exposure after AWC testimony

    Jan 23, 2017
    WASHINGTON – The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board declined a staff proposal to lower the existing permissible exposure limit (PEL) for wood dust from 5 milligrams per cubic meter to 1 milligram per cubic meter after testimony from the American Wood Council (AWC).
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  • AF&PA, AWC Support House Passage of Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017

    Jan 11, 2017
    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 in support of House passage of the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017. They also welcomed House action last week to pass the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act and Midnight Rules Relief Act.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • AWC, AF&PA Applaud House Passage of Ozone Bill

    Jun 08, 2016
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski and American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statements following today’s U.S. House of Representatives vote on the Ozone Standards Implementation Act (H.R. 4775), which would prevent rushed implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) ozone standard. The bill was led by Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX), Bill Flores (R-TX), Steve Scalise (R-LA), Bob Latta (R-OH), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX).
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  • AWC launches legislative scorecard

    Nov 06, 2015
    WASHINGTON — The American Wood Council has launched a legislative scorecard to track federal legislators’ votes and bill sponsorship on public policies affecting the use and manufacture of wood products.
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  • AWC: Evidence doesn’t support lowering ozone NAAQS

    Oct 01, 2015
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding today’s release of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) ozone standard, which will now be lowered to 70 ppb from 75 ppb.
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  • AWC, AF&PA testimony: Reality Check on Proposed Ozone Standards

    Mar 17, 2015
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski and American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statements following the organizations' joint testimony at today's House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing on impact and achievability of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) ozone standard.
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