American Wood Council Statement on D.C. Court Ruling to Grant One-Month Extension on Boiler MACT Rule

Jan 20, 2011

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President Robert Glowinski today issued the following statement regarding the US District Court for the District of Columbia decision to grant a one-month extension for the final rulemaking on the Maximum Achievable Control Technology for Industrial Boilers (Boiler MACT).

"We are very disappointed in today's ruling by the Court to grant only a one-month extension of the Boiler MACT rulemaking process.

"EPA had clearly stated that they received a much greater than normal response in the comment period and in that process gathered data they had not previously had when drafting the initial rule.  Given the volume of comments and data received, EPA made the sound decision to ask for more time.  It is disappointing that the Court did not see fit to grant EPA's request for a 15-month extension, forcing EPA to quickly put out a rule. 

"The American Wood Council worked diligently to help EPA achieve a sound regulation, and we hope EPA is able to issue a final rule that protects jobs and the environment."