Posts Tagged ‘ EPA ’

Oregon Door Company Settles for Violations of Federal Air Laws

Jan 9th, 2014

Oregon Door Co., based in Dillard, Ore., settled violations of federal air laws and reporting regulations, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice. The violations were associated with the company’s emissions and reporting of toluene, a solvent for paints and stains. Toluene is a hazardous air [...]

EPA Sets Final Criteria for Energy Star Most Efficient

Nov 7th, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final recognition criteria for Energy Star Most Efficient 2014, including windows. These final criteria will recognize, for environmentally minded consumers, the most efficient Energy Star products in 2014 across 11 product categories. Products that meet the 2014 criteria will deliver significant savings over a conventional product. In the [...]

Manufacturers’ EPA Challenge to be Heard Before Supreme Court

Oct 17th, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will accept the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and other associations’ petition challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gases, according to a release from the Glass Association of North America (GANA), which is a part of the coalition challenging the EPA regulations. NAM president and [...]

CPA Proposes Major Changes to EPA’s Proposed Formaldehyde Emissions Regulations

Oct 17th, 2013

The Composite Panel Association (CPA) recently submitted extensive public comments criticizing EPA’s proposed formaldehyde emissions regulations, claiming it is ignoring specific Congressional directives and the established model in use by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The proposed rules, released for public comment in May, are intended to implement the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood [...]

U.S. Manufacturers Save $1 Billion, 11 Million Tons of CO2 Through Energy Efficiency Investments

Sep 30th, 2013

PPG has float glass operations in Carlisle, Pa., Mt. Zion, Ill., Wichita Falls, Texas, and Fresno, Calif.

PPG Industries, Eastman Chemical Co., Saint-Gobain Corp. and Ingersoll Rand were among the more than 120 manufacturers recognized last week by the Department of Energy (DOE) for making wise investments that reduced energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions while improving their bottom lines. Through the DOE’s “Better Buildings, Better Plants” program, which is a key [...]

EPA’s Most Efficient Program to Remain Unchanged

Aug 26th, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a stakeholder webinar last week to discuss the proposed recognition criteria for Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 in which Doug Anderson, EPA, windows, proposed to maintain the current requirements in place. “Really, this has only been in place just a few months,” says Anderson. “I think our focus for [...]

EPA Extends Energy Star Comment Deadline

Aug 9th, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Final Draft Version 6.0 Energy Star Specification for Residential Doors, Windows and Skylights on July 31 and several comment response documents. Since that time, some stakeholders have requested additional time to submit their comments on the final draft criteria, thus EPA is extending the comment period to [...]

EPA Invites Comments for Most Efficient Criteria for Residential Windows

Jul 29th, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an update for Energy Star Most Efficient 2013 and proposed Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 criteria across 11 product categories. EPA invites stakeholders to comment on the proposed requirements by Friday, September 6, 2013. Residential windows will be eligible for Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 recognition. Excluded [...]

Company Fined for Failing to Notify Tenants about Lead Paint Hazards

Jul 19th, 2013

The owners and manager of 12 properties in Laconia, N.H. have agreed to pay a fine of $2,400 and to do environmental improvements valued at $21,600 to settle EPA claims that they failed to follow federal lead paint disclosure laws at three properties. EPA alleged in a complaint that Allen Enterprises Rental Properties, Lakeport Plaza [...]

EPA Proposes Formaldehyde-Exposure Prevention Rules

Jun 6th, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed two rules it says will help protect Americans from exposure to formaldehyde. The rules aim to ensure that composite wood products produced domestically or imported into the U.S. meet the formaldehyde-emission standards established by Congress. “The proposed regulations announced today reflect EPA’s continued efforts to protect the [...]