AWC Statement on Petition to EPA for Reconsideration of Boiler MACT Rules

May 09, 2011

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President Robert Glowinski today issued the following statement regarding the industry coalition petition for reconsideration of the Maximum Achievable Control Technology rule for Industrial Boilers (Boiler MACT), Generally Achievable Control Technology for Industrial Boilers (Boiler GACT), and Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (CISWI).

“We join our coalition partners in filing for reconsideration of the Boiler MACT rules so that complex, and in some cases unachievable, provisions in the rules may be corrected and improved upon.  EPA has already indicated there are a number of areas they plan to address in reconsideration.  We have identified 18 separate issues that need to be addressed in the reconsideration process. 

“Issues remain that will have dramatic economic impact on businesses, and most importantly jobs.  Before businesses can make any significant investments in additional boiler controls, they must have more certainty on the new standards. 

“Left with a short timeframe to finish the Boiler MACT rules, there are obvious areas that need to be addressed and substantive changes EPA must make for these rules to be achievable.  We will continue to work with EPA on this issue toward constructing more realistic rules.”

AWC is also part of the coalition that has requested EPA stay the Boiler MACT rules.   

The full petition can be read by clicking here.