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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No ‘Mo WOTUS

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Oct. 24, 2019 – The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) expected withdrawal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule appeared in the federal register this week. With an effective date of Dec. 23, 2019, the 2015 WOTUS rule will be no longer be in effect in any part of the U.S., barring a legal stay. This withdrawal is the first part of…

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NSSGA Submits WOTUS Comments

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and member companies submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support the replacement of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule with an improved rule. This replacement proposal includes key suggestions from NSSGA, including exemptions for pits, water treatment systems, dry stream beds…

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NSSGA Files WOTUS Comments

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and member companies submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support the replacement of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule with an improved rule. This replacement proposal includes key suggestions from NSSGA, including exemptions for pits, water treatment systems, dry stream beds…

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WOTUS Woes

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March 7, 2019 – We keep inching close to solving the industry’s WOTUS woes. Man-made, roadside ditches provide critical surface drainage that protects the traveling public and should be exempt from federal wetland regulations, American Road & Transportation Builder Association (ARTBA) Vice Chairman David Harwood told a Feb. 27 government hearing. That’s a key reason the association is supporting the Trump administration’s…

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