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  • Martin Stone Builds Its Business

    New Front-End Loader Drives Production from the Quarry Face to the Plant. By Mark Sprouls   Read More
  • Just a Drone Call Away

    Whitaker Contracting goes from Drone to Stone to Streamline Stockpile Measurement. By Mark S. Kuhar   Read More
  • Outlook/Forecast 2016: All Systems Go, Full Speed Ahead

    With a New Highway Bill in Place, the Future Now Looks Very Bright for the Aggregates Industry. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith   Read More
  • New Brand of Sand

    R.W. Sidley Supplies a Custom Blend for a Downtown Cleveland Renovation Project. By Mark S. Kuhar   Read More
  • IMI Aggregates’ McCordsville Quarry: A 60-Year Vision Approaches its Final, Successful Chapter

    Every good business plan starts with a vision. And that was certainly what Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) had when it opened its aggregate mining operations in McCordsville, Ind. in 1955. Read More
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Rock From The Road: Blog & Travelogue

Feb. 4, 2016 – A ranking of the top U.S. metropolitan areas by the dollar amount of construction starts for commercial and multifamily building shows the New York City metropolitan...
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Prime-Time Products

ContiTech has introduced ContiAlert, a unique conveyor belt monitoring process that allows users to see belt wear in real time.
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Rock Stars

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) served as chairman of the Conference Committee that passed the The Fixing America's Surface Transportation, or FAST Act.
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Manufacturers in Focus

Eriez Vice President of Sales and Marketing Charlie Ingram announces customers around the world made 2015 the most successful year ever for the company in terms of metal detector sales.
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People on the Move

According to McLanahan Corp., as the company has grown, it has continued to evaluate how to best serve its customers around the world. As a result, McLanahan has created a...
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2016 Rock Products Readership Survey

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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 1960-1969.
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Distributor News

Asphalt Concrete Equipment & Supplies (ACE Equipment) of Keene, Ontario, Canada, teamed up with ALLU Group, Inc. in order to better inform customers on equipment usage and techniques that will enhance their profitability.
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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