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Rock From The Road: Blog & Travelogue

April 27, 2016 –CNN's website is featuring a photo gallery of the "most spectacular bridges erected in recent years – and a few that could define the skylines of the...
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Prime-Time Products

Metso introduced a new cone crusher to the global market. The company said it designed the new HP5 with safety, simplicity and eco-efficiency in mind. Automatic settings, specialized maintenance tools,...
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Rock Stars

Brian Peters, E&S director at Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc., received the James E. Burch “Steward of the Environment Award” related to an environmental project at the company's Cape Sandy Quarry...
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Manufacturers in Focus

Global cement and minerals-processing company FLSmidth, and Kleemann, part of Wirtgen Group, have signed a long-term cooperation agreement on the supply of cone crushers for mobile applications in the construction...
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People on the Move

Kolberg-Pioneer Inc., Johnson Crushers International Inc. and Astec Mobile Screens Inc. promoted Ron Griess to North America Sales Director – East.
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120th Anniversary Celebration

In This Special Year-Long Series Celebrating Our 120th Year Publishing Milestone, Rock Products Presents A History Of The Aggregates Industry. In This Issue, We Cover The Years 1980-1989.
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Distributor News

ProCon JCB will be hosting an open house on Thursday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the company’s headquarters, 461 Pioneer Place, Las Cruces, N.M. In addition to enjoying a free lunch, attendees will have the opportunity...
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Resource Center

EPA Proposes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that would modernize Clean Water Act (CWA) reporting processes for hundreds of thousands of municipalities, industries and other facilities by converting to an electronic data reporting system.

The proposed e-reporting rule would make facility-specific information, such as inspection and enforcement history, pollutant monitoring results and other data required by permits accessible to the public through EPA’s website.

EPA estimates that, once the rule is fully implemented, the 46 states and the Virgin Island Territory that are authorized to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program will collectively save approximately $29 million each year as a result of switching from paper to electronic reporting.
“In addition to dramatically cutting costs for states and other regulatory authorities, the e-reporting rule will substantially expand transparency by making it easier for everyone to quickly access critical data on pollution that may be affecting communities,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “The e-reporting rule will also allow states and other regulatory authorities to focus limited resources on the most serious water quality problems, which will lead to increased compliance, improved water quality and a level playing field for the regulated community.”

Currently, facilities subject to reporting requirements submit data in paper form to states and other regulatory authorities, where the information must be manually entered into data systems.
Through the e-reporting rule, these facilities will electronically report their data directly to the appropriate regulatory authority. EPA expects that the e-reporting rule will lead to more comprehensive and complete data on pollution sources, quicker availability of the data for use, and increased accessibility and transparency of the data to the public.

Most facilities subject to reporting requirements will be required to start submitting data electronically one year following the effective date of the final rule. Facilities with limited access to the Internet will have the option
of one additional year to come into compliance with the new rule. EPA will work closely with states to provide support to develop or enhance state electronic reporting capabilities. E