• AF&PA, AWC Call for Regulatory Transparency at House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Hearing

    Mar 14, 2018
    WASHINGTON – In testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the American Forest & Paper Association and American Wood Council called for federal agencies to implement stronger good guidance practices and benefit-cost analysis to ensure agency guidance and regulations do more good than harm. Paul Noe, Vice President for Public Policy for both associations, testified as one of five panelists at the Capitol Hill hearing - “Shining Light on the Federal Regulatory Process.” The full text of his testimony can be found here.
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  • AWC: NSR Emission Accounting guidelines a win for business and environment

    Mar 13, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) policy memo on New Source Review (NSR) project emission accounting.
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  • AWC, AF&PA Call for Serious Reforms in New Source Review Permitting Program at House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee Hearing

    Feb 14, 2018
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council and American Forest & Paper Association called for serious reforms in the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program in testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee. Paul Noe, Vice President for Public Policy for both associations, testified as one of six panelists at the Capitol Hill hearing - “New Source Review Permitting Challenges for Manufacturing and Infrastructure.” The full text of his testimony can be found here.
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  • Forest Products Manufacturers Applaud EPA Permit Streamlining

    Jan 25, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of new guidance to reclassify certain major sources as area sources under the Clean Air Act:
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  • AWC, AF&PA Support House Passage of Ozone Bill

    Jul 18, 2017
    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 United States House of Representatives passage of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 (H.R. 806). The legislation, which now moves to the United States Senate for consideration, prevents a rushed implementation of the 2015 ozone Nation Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
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  • AWC: Regulatory Accountability Act is common sense approach

    May 17, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding today's mark-up of the Regulatory Accountability Act (S. 951) by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The bill aims to modernize the process federal agencies use when they write the regulations that most significantly affect the lives of all Americans. It was introduced by Sens. Rob Portman (OH) and Heidi Heitkamp (ND).
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  • AF&PA, AWC Applaud Senate Introduction of Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017

    Apr 26, 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 Senators Rob Portman and Heidi Heitkamp’s introduction of the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017.
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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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