Robert Glowinski, President and CEO, AWC: “We support clean air and realistic, science-based air quality standards. However, a further restriction is not justified because the health effects evidence for ozone has not changed significantly since EPA last tightened the ozone NAAQS in 2008. In fact, EPA just published the 2008 Ozone Implementation rule earlier this month, seven years after it set the new standard. So before EPA again changes the rules, the 2008 standard should first be fully implemented by the states and its impacts assessed before the goal posts are moved once more.” Donna Harman, President and CEO, AF&PA: “The costs of further tightening the standard are significant when there is such scientific uncertainty. EPA’s own cost benefit analysis would make the ozone rule one of the most expensive air regulations ever. The proposed revisions could place most of the country in nonattainment, putting five times more paper and wood product mills at risk.”
PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the Korean national forest certification system, following its submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool.
The Korea Forestry Promotion Institute (KoFPI) is one of our newest national members, joining in June 2016. This means it is the first time they have submitted their national system to PEFC for endorsement.
Make your comments now! The deadline is 23 December 2017.
The PEFC endorsement process
The global public consultation is a vital part of the PEFC endorsement process. The PEFC Registered Assessor that carries out the assessment will use the information received from this consultation to help determine the compliance of the national system with our international requirements.
Once the national system has successfully passed the assessment, the PEFC General Assembly votes on its endorsement. A two-thirds majority is required for a system to be endorsed.
Find out more about the PEFC endorsement process…
details at: https://www.pefc.org/news-a-media/general-sfm-news/2433-give-your-feedback-on-the-korean-forest-certification-system