ICAC, EPA and Dept. of Commerce Announce Clean Air Technology Partnership
Monday, May 14, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 14, 2012 – The Institute of Clean Air Companies (ICAC), represented by its Board of Directors, announced today that they are partnering with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Commerce (DOC) to promote the export of clean air technology around the world. This partnership will take advantage of the EPA’s science and analysis with the commercial reach of the DOC and the ICAC’s technology and equipment to implement air pollution solutions as a means of improving air quality around the globe.
The ICAC is the national trade association of more than one hundred companies that supply air pollution control and monitoring technologies for electric power plants and other large industrial facilities across the United States. Member companies provide technologies for a broad range of air quality challenges, from control of emissions of hazardous and criteria air pollutants, to a range of emissions-measuring technologies from ambient to stack monitoring systems to implement and achieve the environmental standards established by EPA, which are the strictest in the world. ICAC member companies are also at the forefront of global research and development and process development in anticipation of standards for all air pollutants.
EPA’s long history of environmental science, analysis, and regulation has inspired innovative environmental solutions in this country that now form the foundation of a globally-competitive environmental technologies sector. The broader international deployment of advanced environmental solutions developed in the U.S. can contribute significantly to environmental protection efforts around the world.
This partnership will make a positive contribution to U.S. environmental technologies exports by offering international governments, facilities operators, and other end-users more comprehensive information on environmental technologies together with the science that demonstrates their need.
About The Institute of Clean Air Companies The Institute of Clean Air Companies (ICAC) is the non-profit national association of companies working in the stationary source air pollution control and monitoring sector. ICAC members include leading system and component suppliers of monitoring and control technologies for PM, NOx, SO2, Hg, VOCs and other HAPs. ICAC advances the common business interests of its members by working for strong, flexible clean air policies that rest on sound technical basis and that promote public health, environmental quality and industrial progress. For more information, please visit www.icac.com or call 202-367-1114.
About the Department of Commerce The Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI) is part of the Manufacturing section of the Manufacturing and Services Division of the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its primary mission is to help analyze and improve the global trade and economic competitiveness of U.S. energy and environmental technologies firms. The environmental industries team is the principal resource and key contact point within the U.S. Department of Commerce for American environmental technology companies. Our goal is to boost U.S. competitiveness and facilitate U.S. exports of environmental goods and services by providing support and guidance to U.S. environmental industries exporters. For more information, please visit http://environment.ita.doc.gov.
About the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. EPA’s work to improve air quality, expand access to clean water, and protect vulnerable communities from toxic pollution extends from across North America to nearly 180 nations worldwide. Through collaborative efforts with partners from around the world, EPA is working to facilitate commerce, promote sustainable development, protect vulnerable populations and engage diplomatically around the world. For more information, please visit www.epa.gov.