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  • AWC: Final Farm Bill encourages mass timber innovation

    Dec 12, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding today’s final passage of the 2019 Farm Bill. The bill includes the Research Title and Wood Innovation Grant language from the Timber Innovation Act (S.538/H.R. 1380), and separately a clarification on what constitutes a “USDA Certified Biobased Product” under federal procurement guidelines. AWC partnered with the National Alliance of Forest Owners and Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association.
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  • Roseburg Forest Products Chairman will lead AWC’s board

    Dec 10, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) today announced the election of Roseburg Forest Products ​Chairman Allyn Ford as the AWC Board of Directors’ Chairman for a second one-year term, effective January 1, 2019.
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  • Arauco North America joins AWC

    Dec 06, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – Arauco North America, headquartered in Atlanta, has joined the American Wood Council (AWC).
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  • AWC opposes New Jersey’s anti-wood legislation

    Dec 03, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) submitted a letter in opposition to New Jersey Senate bill S. 1261, which would amend the state construction code to limit heights and areas of wood-frame construction in large residential multi-family construction. Excerpts of the letter are below and the full letter is available here.
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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 releases new report on sound transmission of wood-framed assemblies

    Oct 25, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a new report on sound transmission, “Technical Report 15 (TR15), Calculation of Sound Transmission Parameters for Wood-Framed Assemblies.”
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  • AWC: Tall Mass Timber code proposals approved at ICC public comment hearings

    Oct 24, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council's (AWC) Vice President of Codes & Regulations Kenneth Bland, P.E., issued the following statement regarding the approval of the 14 tall mass timber code change proposals during the International Code Council (ICC) public comment hearings today in Richmond, Va. The proposals will now be subject to ICC’s online voting, which is scheduled to begin in November. The final outcome of the tall mass timber code change proposals is expected in December.
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