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AWC: Regulatory Integrity Act provides transparency
Sep 15, 2016
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding today's passage of the Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016 (H.R. 5226) by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill directs each agency to make publicly available on its website or in the rulemaking docket on Regulations.gov a list of each pending regulatory action, the date the agency began to develop or consider the action, its status, an estimate of the date it will be final and in effect, a brief description of such action, and each public communication about the action issued by the agency.
Sandy Springs Action Guise to Slow Development Growth
Sep 06, 2016
There have been several recent reports on an action taken by a Georgia community to ban wood construction in buildings more than three stories in height and larger than 100,000 square feet, an action that unfortunately had no basis in concerns for safety or the environment.
AWC: Boiler MACT decision a step back
Jul 29, 2016
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) Court decision on Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) reconsideration of the Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT). The court has vacated key elements of the rule, remanded others, and rejected challenges to the energy audit and start-up/shutdown malfunction provisions.
AWC: EPA’s Formaldehyde Standards create consistency
Jul 28, 2016
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalizing regulations for the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act. The legislation passed in 2010 and was supported by AWC.
Wood products, forestry applaud House introduction of “Timber Innovation Act”
Jul 06, 2016
WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC), American Forest Foundation (AFF), Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC) and Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA) today announced their strong support for the “Timber Innovation Act,” introduced by Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA).
AWC, AF&PA Applaud House Passage of Ozone Bill
Jun 08, 2016
WASHINGTON – The 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 today’s U.S. House of Representatives vote on the Ozone Standards Implementation Act (H.R. 4775), which would prevent rushed implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) ozone standard. The bill was led by Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX), Bill Flores (R-TX), Steve Scalise (R-LA), Bob Latta (R-OH), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX).
AWC committed to White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes
May 10, 2016
WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) is participating in today’s White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes where the Administration, and private and public collaborators will discuss the role of building codes in furthering community resilience, and the economic benefits of resilient design. The event is also hosted by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and coincides with National Building Safety Month.
Wood products, forestry endorse “Timber Innovation Act”
May 02, 2016
WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC), American Forest Foundation (AFF), Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC) and Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA) today announced their strong support for the “Timber Innovation Act,” introduced by lead sponsors Sens. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Mike Crapo (ID). Sens. Amy Klobuchar (MN), Steve Daines (MT) and Maria Cantrell (WA) are also original co-sponsors. The bill would:
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