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Transparency drives EPA's historic shift on guidance documents

Sources: Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff

EPA has moved to establish consistent requirements for guidance document issuance. Officials envision a formal petition process for the public to request that the agency modify or withdraw such documents, and keep them accessible and transparent to the public.

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Spancrete elevates three company veterans to executive leadership team

Source: Spancrete, Waukesha, Wis. 

Precast/prestressed concrete building solutions and hollow core machinery specialist Spancrete has promoted Scott Bertschinger to executive vice president, Kimberly Wacker to senior vice president and Todd Backus to senior vice president and chief financial officer. All will be based at Waukesha headquarters, near Milwaukee; report to principal and CEO John Nagy; and, have responsibilities encompassing Valders, Wis., Crystal Lake, Ill., and Sebring, Fla. concrete operations, plus Waukesha machinery production. 

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Wells Concrete occupies new Rocky Mountain flagship

Sources: Wells Concrete, Albany, Minn.; CP staff

Sited on 65 acres in Brighton, Colo. and the focal point of a $45 million investment, Wells Concrete's new office and production facility brings under one modern roof the former Rocky Mountain Prestress architectural and structural precast lines housed on separate, nearly adjacent sites bordering downtown Denver. Staff relocation and other transition measures have commenced ahead of Memorial Day. 

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Knife River's Leftwich leads Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association

Source: Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association, Round Rock

Josh Leftwich will join Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association in mid-June as president and chief executive officer. He succeeds David Perkins, who has been named vice president of Government Affairs and Communications for Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas. 

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Final FMCSA driver hours rule remains friendly to construction materials hauling

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

A final U.S. DOT rule updating Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours of service (HOS) terms increases flexibility for the 30-minute break provision by requiring a work pause after eight hours of consecutive driving and allowing it to be satisfied by a driver using on-duty, not driving status, rather than off-duty status. Effective in August, the rule also changes the short-haul exception available to certain commercial drivers by lengthening their maximum on duty period from 12 to 14 hours and extending the distance limit within which they can operate from 100 to 150 air miles.

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