We are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an organization endeavoring to cooperate with environmental mandates:
- Recently the IRA was instrumental in obtaining a favorable ruling from EPA concerning the addition of fence rails in the new Use Categories for CCA-treated products.
- We had a strong voice in the EPA’s final ruling concerning drip pad standards and restricted-use pesticide in 1992.
- The IRA received funding for this website through a matching grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The agency recognizes us as legitimate timber producers with a viable interest in Forest Service management policies.
The IRA continually works with our members to portray a united industry to government agencies.