EPA projects $52 million savings for cement industry in final emissions rule

Sources: CP staff; Environmental Protection Agency; Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

After 28 months of rulemaking, court action, and meetings with industry officials, the EPA issued its Final Emissions Limits for Portland Cement Manufacturing, citing prospective mercury, hydrochloric acid, particulate matter and total hydrocarbon level reductions from 82–93 percent against agency thresholds leading into 2010.

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Prairie Material chief sees rising RCC, branded mix demand in 2013

Sources: Prairie Material, Bridgeview, Ill.; CP staff

Richard Olsen, president of Great Lakes market ready mixed concrete and aggregate mainstay Prairie Material, pegs five growth areas this year in his current outlook report, The Source:

  • Roller compacted concrete pavement will see more demand in intermodal and heavy truck traffic projects, while municipalities will adopt it for full-depth repairs and new streets—with or without asphalt wear course.
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NJ, NY Senators seek to incentivize model code compliance in Sandy’s wake

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

In tandem with promotion of the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act (see companion item), a U.S. House bill it authored, NRMCA is acknowledging Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for introducing the complementary Safe Building Code Incentive Act in the Senate.

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