AWC Proposes Rule for NSR Project Emission Accounting

Press Release Summary:

American Wood Council President & CEO Robert Glowinski issued statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule for New Source Review (NSR) project emission accounting. Under this rule, both emissions reductions and additions will be considered at the same time in the permitting process. EPA is codifying these changes so states and the regulated community can rely on them.


Original Press Release:

AWC: NSR Proposed Rule a Win-Win

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule for New Source Review (NSR) project emission accounting.

“EPA’s proposed rule makes common sense adjustments to NSR emissions accounting that is a win for both business and the environment. Under this rule, both emissions reductions and additions will be considered at the same time in the permitting process. We are pleased EPA is codifying these changes so states and the regulated community can rely on them.

“Under the former process, one of our wood products facilities proposed changes that would reduce energy consumption as well as comply with Boiler MACT requirements. Because of the arcane and unnecessary permitting steps, the project was delayed approximately five months, which resulted in an unnecessary continuation of emissions over that time period. This improvement, and other reforms that we hope EPA undertakes, will allow NSR to focus on truly significant projects by reducing regulatory hurdles.”

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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Heather Stegner

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202-463-4756, 

hstegner@awc.org

 

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