WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the final Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) Risk and Technology Review rule.
“The 2004 PCWP Maximum Achievable Control Technology [MACT] regulations required over 90 percent emissions reductions from regulated wood presses and dryers. AWC’s member companies strive to be good stewards of the environment and the wood products industry installed expensive control technologies in order to comply with the PCWP regulations. Today’s rule from EPA confirms that those technologies continue to be the best available and public health is protected. We are also pleased EPA updated several provisions to improve how the rule is implemented.”
The American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American wood products manufacturing, an industry that provides almost 450,000 men and women in the United States with family-wage jobs. AWC represents 86 percent of the structural wood products industry, and members make products that are essential to everyday life from a renewable resource that absorbs and sequesters carbon. Staff experts develop state-of-the-art engineering data, technology, and standards for wood products to assure their safe and efficient design, as well as provide information on wood design, green building, and environmental regulations. AWC also advocates for balanced government policies that affect wood products.
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