AWC Statement on EPA Proposal to Balance Benefits and Costs of Air Quality Regulations

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the “Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process.” The proposal seeks a 45-day comment period on ensuring that all future significant regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act be accompanied by a benefit-cost analysis.

“Wood product mills have made significant investments in complying with multiple Clean Air Act rules over the decades, improving the environment and reducing the industry’s footprint. Going forward, it’s important to know that future air quality rules will be based on the best available evidence and improve societal well-being. This would lead to greater regulatory certainty, which is essential to sustainable regulation and economic growth.”

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.

www.awc.org | @woodcouncil

MEDIA CONTACT
Heather Stegner
Vice President, Communications
202-463-4756, hstegner@awc.org

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