AWC Submits Comments on EPA Air Regulations

Aug 30, 2010
Encourages EPA to Focus on Health-Based Methods to Keep Americans Working
WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) President Robert Glowinski released the following statement following the submission of comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on proposed rules for Boiler Maximum Achievement Control Technology (Boiler MACT), Boiler Generally Achievable Control Technology (Boiler GACT) and Commercial Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator (CISWI). 

"The EPA has an opportunity in this process to enact a health-based provision of the Clean Air Act, which focuses controls where health risks occur for certain threshold pollutants, and allows EPA to set more realistic emission limits considering what real world boilers can achieve given the wide diversity of designs, fuels, and operations. 

"On each of the Boiler MACT, Boiler GACT and CISWI proposed rules, we believe there is a better way forward that provides EPA the ability to improve air quality while preventing the severe job losses that such mandated cost increases would bring. Our comments seek to not only show the possible repercussions of the proposed rule, but also ways in which the goals can be achieved to keep American manufacturing jobs in place."