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American Paper Institute
The trade-lobbying association of the paper manufacturers, which allied itself with the tobacco industry to fight against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) . At this time the EPA was beginning to set more stringent environmental pollution standards, and coalitions of a number of industry were formed to limit their ability to act by setting "relative risk" (RR) standards that were too high for the agencies until the dangers were patently obvious.
1992 Feb 3: ETS UPDATE: [memo from Craig Fuller to Michael Miles of PM] They were attempting to have the OSHA, not the EPA looking after IAQ .
STRATEGY: Support OSHA Oppose EPA
We are attempting to buttress our arguments by educating other companies and associations that EPA's approach towards IAQ will include very significant source control. If OSHA does not move aggressively to assert jurisdiction and produce a ventilation-based regulation [ie One not base on smoke or other pollutants, but rather on air-exchange]
a. EPA will usurp jurisdiction and:
b. product emission testing on all building materials, furniture, fixtures and equipment will be a reality in the 1990s;
c. the cost to the economy will be enormous.
Minimum Threshold Risk
Urge utility, paper and diesel industry groups to support a new Administration policy on risk assessments which would prevent agency dissemination of health risks which cannot be supported by objective science:
a. Coalitions of electric utility industry and paper industry have been formed. Similar coalition on diesel industry in beginning stages. The coalitions will support a regulatory threshold for relative risk of 1.5 or higher. This is relevant to ETS because EPA's risk assessment indicates that the relative risk for ETS is below 1.5. All three industries are interested in seeing a regulatory threshold of 1.5 or higher. (Jim Tozzi of Institute for Regulatory Policy)
b. Dialog with EPA, SAB and other Administration officials on behalf of those coalitions has begun (Jim Tozzi)
c. The Edison Electric Institute is planning to write EPA, SAB, and Administration officials on relative risk standards. No letters have been sent to date. Separate letters are being considered by the American Paper Institute.
g. Black will brief Clayton Yeutter to gain early support for the new policy and recommendation from Domestic Policy Council to the President.