TITLE

Air rules for plywood makers disputed

AUTHOR(S)
Geiselman, Bruce
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Waste News;10/11/2004, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the environmental law firm Earthjustice which has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Sierra Club challenging federal standards for air emissions from plywood plants as too lax. The rule, issued in February, will reduce emissions of acetaldehyde, acrolein, formaldehyde, methanol, phenol, propionaldehyde and other toxic air pollutants by between 6,600 and 11,000 tons per year, or a reduction from 1997 levels of 35 to 58 percent, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Environmentalists said they object to a provision that exempts so-called low-risk plants from the new standards. The decision to delist certain facilities because they were deemed to present a low risk resulted in part from comments from the American Forest & Paper Association, an industry group, the EPA said.
ACCESSION #
14842753

 

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