Paper Industry Comments on EPA Solid Waste Definitions in Final Rule

Dec 10, 2014

CONTACT: Jessica McFaul / Chuck Fuqua
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org

WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of its final revisions to its 2008 Definition of Solid Waste rule.

"We are pleased to see that EPA is not changing long-standing exclusions from the Definition of Solid Waste for materials that have been long been recycled within the pulp and paper industry.”

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