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Investments in clean air, spurred by industry compliance with air pollution regulations, create real jobs and help provide clean, healthy air. The air pollution control (APC) industry designs, engineers, and constructs projects that require thousands of tons of steel, large quantities of concrete, and specialized equipment—translating to employment for skilled craft laborers such as welders, steam fitters, and electrical workers.
Once projects are constructed and become operational, they depend on supplying and preparing reagents and sorbents, as well as other consumables. Nearly all of the materials and equipment can be manufactured and supplied in the United States. Manufacturing and installing this equipment contributes to upstream and downstream employment and economic benefits. For example, during a recent seven-year period, the implementation of CAIR Phase 1 resulted in 200,000 jobs in the APC industry.
Notable ICAC Accomplishments:
- Submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a petition for reconsideration of the mercury emission limitation for new coal-fired units that use bituminous or sub-bituminous coal in the final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule. EPA granted the petition on July 20, 2012. On November 16, 2012, EPA proposed the same limitation that ICAC recommended.
- Initiated Roundtable discussions with the EPA on September 18 and 20, 2012.
- Submitted comments on proposed RICE amendments on August 9, 2012.
- Requested from EPA partial reconsideration of the new unit mercury emission limitation in the final MATS rule; the request was granted on July 20, 2012.
- Hosted a technical webinar on SO2 and HCI control for state air quality personnel on July 19, 2012. Representatives from 32 states participated.
- Submitted comments on proposed reconsideration of the final ICI Boiler MACT rule on February 21, 2012.
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