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The final Waters of the U.S. rule has been released to the Federal Register

Jun 29, 2015

The final Waters of the U.S. rule has been released to the Federal Register

The final version of the Environmental Protection Agency's controversial Waters of the U.S. rule was added to the Federal Register Monday, meaning the new law will go into effect Aug. 28. The rule has been the source of contention for most ...

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EPA releases final Waters of the U.S. rule, aggregates industry reacts

May 27, 2015

EPA releases final Waters of the U.S. rule, aggregates industry reacts

  The Environmental Protection Agency released the final version of its Waters of the U.S. rule May 27, and many still have issues with how the rule might negatively impact the aggregates industry. The EPA said in a press release that the Clean ...

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Cupertino cement plant to pay $7.5 million for Clean Water Act violations

May 05, 2015

Cupertino cement plant to pay $7.5 million for Clean Water Act violations

Lehigh Southwest Cement & Hanson Permanente Cement will pay out $7.5 million after a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA announced April 29 that the company agreed to settle over charges that its cement plant near Cupertino, California, dumped toxic ...

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Legislation stopping proposed Waters of the U.S. rule passes Transportation and Infrastructure committee with bipartisan support

Apr 21, 2015

The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732), legislation that would stop the proposed Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS), has cleared its first hurdle. According to a news release from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the ...

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NSSGA comments on latest developments in proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

Mar 18, 2015

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is, once again, asking for everyone’s help in calling for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to go back to the drawing board on the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. At a ...

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What the EPA’s proposed water rule means for you

Jun 17, 2014

What the EPA’s proposed water rule means for you

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that defines what waters are protected under the Clean Water Act. This new rule is likely to affect most operations throughout the U.S. A new definition According to the EPA, the new rule ...

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U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allows EPA to revoke existing permits

Apr 24, 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allows EPA to revoke existing permits

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court issued a ruling in Mingo Logan Coal Company v. EPA on April 23 that allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revoke existing permits. The National Stone, Sand & ...

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Sand and gravel operator pays $150K fine for storm water violations

Jan 01, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that CSG Holdings, Inc. paid $150,000 to resolve EPA claims that it allowed polluted storm water and process water from its Columbia, N.H., facility to flow into nearby waters, violating Clean Water Act ...

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Treading Water

May 01, 2012

Treading Water

Another short-term extension of the highway bill prevented a shutdown, but the lack of long-term funding continues to undermine the construction industry. By Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor Just two days before the latest extension of the current highway bill ...

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A Clean Sweep

Feb 16, 2012

By Therese Dunphy Settlements on alleged Clean Air Act (CAA) and Clean Water Act (CWA) violations are cleaning the pockets of a growing number of construction materials producers. In recent months, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of ...

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AggBeat

Jul 05, 2011

AggBeat

Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011 introduced By Tina Grady Barbaccia Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) and the Committee’s Ranking Member Nick Rahall (D-W. Va.) introduced H.R. 2018, the “Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011,” in the ...

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AASHTO: Top 10 transportation issues in 2011

Dec 29, 2010

With a new majority in the House, a new chairman and many new members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as a changing national economic picture, it is worth asking the question, "What's ahead for transportation in ...

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