Cement Regulatory Relief legislation clears the House after NRMCA leadership visit

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

Last week’s bipartisan passage of “Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011” (H.R. 2681) by the U.S. House of Representatives was overwhelmingly called a triumph by construction industry leaders. A year-long effort to reform what they believed would be job-killing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the U.S. cement industry came to a head with legislation that seeks to replace harsh new federal rules with commonsense environmental safeguards.

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