AF&PA Responds to EPA Rule on Boiler MACT
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WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock released the following statement in reaction to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) final rule.
“For over a decade, AF&PA has worked with EPA on Boiler MACT to advocate for a process grounded in the best available science. We appreciate the final rule allowing mills to avoid further costly retrofits to many existing boilers. However, we are disappointed by the agency’s classification of boilers operating in the last decade as ‘new.’ The failure to update the definition of ‘new source’ is a missed opportunity.”
“The finalization of this rule gives the paper and wood products industry the regulatory certainty it needs to manufacture sustainable products using our carbon-beneficial bioenergy. Our mills are critical to manufacturing the renewable paper and wood products used by millions of Americans daily.”