AISI Participates in EPA Smart Sectors Program Launch

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For Immediate Release

October 3, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today participated in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) launch of its new Smart Sectors program focused on reforming and improving engagement in the regulatory process. The EPA is working with various industry sectors, including steel, to develop more effective policies that protect the environment and the public while improving innovation and efficiency. The event precedes “Manufacturing Day” which takes place this Friday.

At the launch event held this afternoon, Henry Darwin, Chief of Operations at EPA, announced that iron and steel will be the first sector snapshot to be released, in January. Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of AISI, represented the industry at the event.

“We are very pleased that the steel industry can help lead the Smart Sectors program, to help develop a more sensible regulatory framework that focuses on innovation and better protects human health and the environment. We appreciate the work of Administrator Pruitt and his team and look forward to a productive partnership with EPA to help enable steel and the manufacturing sector be more competitive and create more good-paying jobs.”

Through participation in the Smart Sectors program, AISI will work with the EPA on critical issues to the steel industry like energy independence and permit streamlining.

For more information visit the Smart Sectors program website.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's website at www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).