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tbeckman
Friday, August 9, 2013 - 8:46am
Dear Administrator McCarthy: The recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacating EPA's Deferral Rule for biogenic carbon emissions under the Tailoring Rule has created significant uncertainty for biomass and forest products facilities that have begun operations, construction, or major modifications since the July 20, 2011, effective date of the Deferral Rule. Companies and municipalities have made – and are planning to make – significant capital...
gosullivan
Monday, July 2, 2012 - 9:00am
Ron Buckhalt Office of Procurement and Property Management RE: Comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement amendments. The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) respectfully submits the following comments in response to the USDA, Office of Procurement and Property Management publication of the Proposed rule and amendments regarding Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement (...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 8:54am
Ken SandlerOffice of Governmentwide PolicyGeneral Services Administration1275 First Street, NE, Room 633 DWashington, DC 20417 Dear Mr. Sandler: The undersigned organizations respectfully submit the following comments to the Green Building Advisory Committee (GBAC) in response to the request published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2011. Our organizations work collectively to ensure the sustainability of the nation's forests, encourage the use of products from well-managed forests and...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010 Dear Senator Wyden, The undersigned forest and conservation organizations are writing to express our support for your amendment to the Home Star Energy Retrofit provisions in the Senate energy bill. This amendment will encourage the use of energy efficient wood products in home retrofits. Wood products are one of the most environmentally friendly building materials, especially when compared with other materials like steel and concrete. Using wood for construction results in...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, June 18, 2010 - 4:40pm
The Honorable Lisa P. JacksonAdministratorU.S. Environmental Protection Agency1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20460 Dear Administrator Jackson: We were dismayed to find that the final Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule (Tailoring Rule) would treat greenhouse gas emissions from the combustion of biomass the same as such emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels. This is a significant shift in federal policy, contrary to the...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, April 9, 2010 - 1:33pm
Director of CEPDUSDA FSA CEPDStop 05131400 Independence Ave., SWWashington, D.C. 20250-0513 Dear Director: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is a non-profit organization comprised of the directors of all of the nation's state and territorial forestry agencies. Our members have a public trust responsibility for managing and protecting two-thirds of the nation's forestland, which is held in private or non-federal public ownership. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 12:27pm
The Honorable Tom VilsackU.S. Department of Agriculture1400 Independence Avenue SWWashington, DC 20250 Dear Secretary Vilsack:We are writing to thank you for your leadership in advancing a sustainable renewable energypolicy, responsible land management, and rural America through a broad definition forrenewable forest biomass in energy and climate policy. We particularly appreciate your supportof a definition similar to that of the 2008 Farm Bill that would provide full market participationfor...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 11:34am
The Honorable Jeff BingamanUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Lisa MurkowskiUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Bingaman and Ranking Member Murkowski: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is a non-profit organization comprised of the directors of all state and territorial forest management agencies in our country. Our members have a public trust responsibility for managing and protecting two-thirds of the nation's forestland, which is held...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 8:10am
The Honorable Jeff BingamanChairmanSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources The Honorable Lisa MurkowskiRanking RepublicanSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Dear Chairman Bingaman and Ranking Member Murkowski: As Congress considers energy and climate change legislation, we urge you to appropriately include renewable forest biomass as an energy source to meet a renewable electricity standard (RES) should one be adopted. Forest biomass is plentiful, carbon-neutral and...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 8:10am
The Honorable Henry WaxmanChairmanHouse Energy and Commerce Committee The Honorable Joe BartonRanking MemberHouse Energy and Commerce Committee Dear Chairman Waxman and Ranking Member Barton: As Congress considers energy and climate change legislation, we urge you to appropriately include renewable forest biomass as an energy source to meet a renewable electricity standard (RES) should one be adopted. Forest biomass is plentiful, carbon-neutral and essential to meet the RES standard,...

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