EPA, Northern Alaska Contractors Settle Over Quarry Discharges

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with Northern Alaska Contractors LLC (NAC) for violations of Alaska’s Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Multi-Sector General Permit requirements that protect against pollution caused by stormwater runoff at the Ugadaga Quarry in Unalaska, Alaska.

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Alan Parks

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On the heels of the EPA announcement of its final Water rule, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) member Alan Parks, Memphis Stone & Gravel Co., had an op-ed published in Bloomberg Environment on the impact of the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Parks has been among the NSSGA members engaged in NSSGA’s advocacy on the WOTUS rule for…

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EPA Seeking Diesel Emission Reductions in Four Midwest States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Midwest Region (Region 7) will accept diesel emissions reduction proposals requesting up to $1.5 million from eligible applicants in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $44 million across the country in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant program funding to eligible applicants.

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