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PCA Statement Regarding the Repurposed Portland Cement NESHAP and NSPS
Brian McCarthy, CEO and president of The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released a statement welcoming the portland cement national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) and new source performance standards (NSPS), revisions to which were proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week.
“PCA welcomes the portland cement NESHAP proposal released by EPA today to provide the cement industry necessary additional time for compliance with the proposed revised standards. Such time is essential to each cement plant’s ability to complete any planning, engineering, and construction that may be necessary to comply with the standards. The Association also agrees with EPA’s proposal to revise the emission standard for particulate matter.
“EPA’s revised proposed rules are a win for the nation’s economy, the environment and cement manufacturers. The proposed standards and extended compliance period are essential to preserving jobs at domestic cement facilities, and they support an American manufacturing industry that is critical to our nation’s infrastructure and has been hit hard by the recession.
“PCA supports meeting the demand for portland cement through environmentally and socially responsible business practices. PCA and its member companies are continually working to identify innovative ways to improve plant operations and implement state-of-the-art technologies to minimize emissions, promote a safe workplace, improve energy efficiency and conserve natural resources while cost-effectively producing a high-quality product.”
Based in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. More information on PCA programs is available at www.cement.org.
Article Date: 2012-07-02
Source: Portland Cement Association
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