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Blasting Education Schedule Includes Summit

The Academy of Blasting and Explosive Technology has released its 2020 Seminar Schedule to the public. This year the academy has launched several new programs including a certification program as a Blasting Safety Manager and Boom! 2020, an Executive Blasting Summit.

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NMA Applauds Permitting Improvement Steering Council Vote

The National Mining Association (NMA) applauded the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council’s vote to include mining under projects covered by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41).

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New WOTUS Rule Finalized

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) finalized the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to define “Waters of the United States” establishing federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act. 

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Construction Starts Fall in December; Even for Year

According to Dodge Data & Analytics, total construction starts in the final month of 2019 dropped 21% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $800.4 billion. For the full year, total construction starts were essentially flat when compared to 2018 at $817.6 billion.

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