NRMCA Urges Members to Oppose EPA Waters of the U.S. Proposal

This past April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule to drastically expand the jurisdiction of waters covered under the Clean Water Act (CWA). NRMCA has long been concerned about how expansion of the CWA would place an undue burden on ready mixed concrete operations, aggregate operations and new construction starts. This specific expansion of federal authority under the CWA holds unnecessary and overreaching regulatory implications that would adversely affect ready mixed concrete operations, such as washout pits, sedimentation ponds, settling basins and more.

The deadline for submitting comments in opposition to the "Waters of the U.S." proposal is Friday, November 14. NRMCA urges you to submit comments in opposition to the rule in order to protect ready mixed concrete operations from further, unnecessary regulatory burdens. Please click here to obtain template comments for your use. To submit finalized comments, e-mail them to and include EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880 in the subject line of the message. For information on submitting comments or to view the entire proposed rule, please click here.

For more information, contact Kevin Walgenbach at or Elizabeth Fox at

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association