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WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 2, 2011) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s proposed reconsideration of certain provisions in its suite of industrial boiler and solid waste incinerator rules (i.e. Boiler Major Source, Area Source, CISWI and Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials rules).

"We appreciate EPA's thoughtful consideration of these rules and willingness to make sensible changes," said Cal Dooley , President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council. "While we need to review the rules for technical details, it appears that improvements have been made. These include creating additional subcategories for boilers and more flexible compliance options for meeting emission limits, allowing the use of work practice standards for certain pollutants, and providing more flexibility for units burning clean gases.

"Given the uncertainty about what provisions will be included in the final rule as well as existing litigation, the enactment of legislation is needed to ensure effective, achievable rules and adequate time for businesses to comply. Both are vital to American manufacturing.  We urge the U.S. Senate to quickly approve its version of the 'EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011' (S. 1392), which currently has 39 co-sponsors from both parties."

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