Tags: Environmental Protection Agency

CalPortland to receive EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Apr 15, 2015

CalPortland to receive EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will honor CalPortland’s long-term commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency with a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. The award, which is given to organizations in recognition ...

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House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveils legislation to withdraw proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

Apr 14, 2015

In response to the recent announcement that the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule was sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review before being finalized, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveiled legislation designed to protect ...

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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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Congress introduces bill requiring science transparency by EPA

Mar 05, 2015

Congress introduces bill requiring science transparency by EPA

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) reports that House Science Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) have introduced a bill that prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from “proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or ...

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Vice President Biden announces new steps to Build America Investment Initiative

Jan 19, 2015

Vice President Biden announces new steps to Build America Investment Initiative

Vice President Joe Biden, along with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, have announced new steps the Obama administration plans to take as part of its Build America Investment Initiative. These steps include ...

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Copar Quarries settles EPA violations

Nov 24, 2014

Copar Quarries settles EPA violations

  Copar Quarries has settled claims that it violated federal clean air standards. The company has agreed to pay $80,000 and correct its violations brought to light by the Environmental Protection Agency. Violations included the failure to conduct emissions tests and the failure ...

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Special pavement to keep stormwater out of river

Aug 21, 2014

Special pavement to keep stormwater out of river

A new parking lot in Plainville, Connecticut, will help keep the nearby Quinnpiac River clean thanks to porous pavement and other materials. Around 4,000 square feet of "special pavement" and two under layers of crushed rock will help clean an estimated 400,000 gallons ...

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Ag industry takes on EPA’s Waters of the U.S. proposed rule (VIDEO)

Aug 11, 2014

Ag industry takes on EPA’s Waters of the U.S. proposed rule (VIDEO)

The aggregates industry has a formidable presence in Washington, but when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule for the Waters of the United States (WOTUS), another ag industry is having an impressive impact: the agricultural industry. The ...

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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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Lafarge agrees to fund $1.5 million in environmental projects as part of Clean Air Act

Jul 24, 2013

Lafarge agrees to fund $1.5 million in environmental projects as part of Clean Air Act

  Lafarge North America has formed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and New York State in which Lafarge will fund $1.5 million in projects to reduce air pollution near its Ravena, New ...

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Environmental Management Systems

Jun 07, 2012

Environmental Management Systems

Developing a system for environmental performance can make you both a good steward and give you a competitive edge.   Developing an environmental management system (EMS) may seem like it’s adding another layer of red tape or additional responsibilities to an already-busy ...

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Going With the Flow

Apr 01, 2012

Going With the Flow

When access to its river aggregate supply was cut off, Churchman Sand & Gravel turned to recycling material brought in by construction and landscaping companies. Fred Churchman opened Churchman Sand & Gravel in Tucson in 1946. Dick Smith became a partner ...

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