NRMCA, EPA Administrator Discuss Smart Sectors, Industry Issues
Last week, NRMCA members and staff along with members and staff from the Portland Cement Association held a very productive discussion with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Administrator Wheeler gave an update to the group on the EPA Smart Sectors Program, EPA activities on COVID-19 and its regulatory agenda. NRMCA members and staff detailed concerns the industry holds with potentially new stormwater regulations and new proposed restrictions on beneficial use of coal combustion residuals (CCRs), known as fly ash, as well as enforcement coordination between EPA and state regulating agencies. NRMCA also commended EPA for its COVID-19 compliance guidance. NRMCA continues to advocate with EPA and through the EPA Smart Sectors Program on issues of concern to the ready mixed concrete industry.