EPA take stock of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act deliverables

A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report attributes significant air quality improvements to the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), federal legislation aimed at protecting health and conserving truck fleet fuel.  “Reducing harmful diesel emissions results in cleaner air and healthier communities, and this bipartisan legislation is delivering these benefits to communities across the nation,” says EPA Administrator Michael Regan. “The…

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Materials coalition challenges state’s endangered species determination

The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association, representing concrete, aggregate and mineral producers, has joined a coalition of disparate business and land use interests in a lawsuit challenging the process behind the California Fish and Game Commission’s consideration of listing the western Joshua tree as a potentially threatened species.

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January 2014 Briefs



Per Faivre, Director of Construction Services.

Waukesha, Wis.-based Spancrete has named Per Faivre director of Construction Services, where he will focus on implementing the producer’s commitment to increasing value for customers and maximizing efficiency through all phases of the precast project. Faivre will oversee and direct project managers, superintendents, erection crews, subcontractors and related services. A civil engineer with a degree from the University of Illinois, Faivre previously worked as the precast division leader at Area Erectors, Inc., based in Rockford, Ill.

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