Source: Rock Products
Rock Products magazine has released an exhaustive directory of sand & gravel and crushed stone operations in conjunction with its April edition. The 2020 Aggregates Industry Atlas maps more than 6,000 crushed stone, sand & gravel, and dredging operations state-by-state; plus, a companion directory provides contact details and parent company references where applicable.
Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff
A just-released EPA report shows the United States continuing to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions disproportionate to economic output: 2018 levels were down 10 percent compared to 2005, while the economy grew 25 percent over that 13-year span.
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
An interim enforcement response plan for the coronavirus pandemic provides guidance to Occupational Safety and Health Administration Area Offices plus compliance safety and health officers (CSHO) for handling coronavirus-related complaints, referrals or severe illness reports. Effectively immediately, it contains what OSHA Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt calls “commonsense procedures for investigating complaints related to the coronavirus while also ensuring the safety of workers, employers, and inspectors.”
Sources: Highway Materials Group, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, D.C.
The 11-member Highway Materials Group has requested that U.S. House and Senate leadership consider granting immediate use of nearly $50 billion in flexible federal funding to offset revenue shortfalls constraining state department of transportation budgets.