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Category: hardwood federation

Announcement from the Hardwood Federation

EPA announced today that they have decided that no additional regulations are needed to address storm water discharges from forest roads under the Clean Water Act (CWA) at this time.  The action provides final certainty for businesses that make use of forest roads eliminating concerns about additional federal regulations.   In their decision, EPA noted that state, federal, regional, tribal government, and private sector programs already exist nationwide to address water quality... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 0 comments
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Hardwood Federation Names Columbia Exec to Board of Directors

Greensboro, North Carolina (PRWEB) February 23, 2015 The Hardwood Federation and Columbia Forest Products announce that Jim Sitts, Appalachian Timber Manager, has been elected to the Hardwood Federation board of directors, taking the seat vacated by Brad Thompson, CEO of Columbia Forest Products, after eight years of service. Together with other leading firms in the hardwood industry, Columbia Forest Products played a key role in forming the Hardwood Federation and growing its activities... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 0 comments
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Hardwood Federation driving support of the Lacey Act

Dana Cole of the Hardwood Federation – the hardwood industry’s united voice in Washington, DC – reviewed with interest Brent McClendon’s recent blog regarding the “ continued fight against Lacey ” in a recent blog post on Woodworking Network . It brings up good questions as to what really needs to be “fixed” regarding Lacey, and would these “improvements” serve our industry better or weaken the legislation to have no teeth. NHLA stands in support of the Lacey Act as it is... Read More
Posted by David George at Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 0 comments
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