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Heavy Equipment Underground Waste Disposal Systems: Achieving EPA Compliance with Automated Wastewater Treatment

Heavy equipment dealers, rental companies and service centers with underground waste disposal systems — floor drains or sinks in service bays that connect to a septic system or dry well (i.e.- catch basins) — are regulated by the EPA....


Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Celebrates Its First Decade With New Deal

Traditional anniversaries commemorate 10 years with metal. Modern conventions honor it with diamonds. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) Board is marking this particular 10-year anniversary with concrete, greenery and now, pen to paper....


Flint, Michigan Makes Progress Toward Ending Water Crisis

Flint has taken important steps toward resolving the lead contamination crisis that made the impoverished Michigan city a symbol of the drinking water problems that plague many United States' communities, officials said Dec....


Maryland to Upgrade Protections for Baltimore's Drinking Water

The Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) on Dec. 9 approved funding of more than $100 million toward major projects to protect the supply of drinking water for customers in the Baltimore region. In addition, the new monies will be used to improve wastewater infrastructure in Baltimore City and Baltimore County to prevent sewage overflows and backups into homes and businesses....


EPA Loans $265M for Water Infrastructure to Georgia County

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and EPA Southeast Regional Administrator Mary Walker have announced a $265 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to DeKalb County, Ga., for upgrades to its aging wastewater collection and treatment system....


Keeping Up-to-Date on Heavy-Duty Clean Air Regs

Got heavy-duty trucks? Federal and state environmental agencies have your assets on their radars. Critical policy programs such as the Cleaner Trucks Initiative, and California's Heavy-Duty Low NOx Omnibus rule and the Advanced Clean Trucks Initiative are affecting the trucking side of the heavy construction industry despite the COVID-19 pandemic....


Volvo Gets $2M to Test Electric Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment was awarded a $2 million grant for a commercial pilot of the company's electric, zero emission excavator and electric wheel loader in California. The grant, administered by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD), is funded by the U.S....


AGC Calls on EPA to Delay Cutting Highway Funds to California

The Associated General Contractors of America called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to delay cutting highway funds to California as state officials work to update and finalize its air quality plans....


Repeal of 2015 Wetlands Proposal Will Help Restore Transportation Project Certainty, ARTBA Says

The Trump administration's repeal of a 2015 proposed rule will help restore clarity to federal wetlands regulations and reduce delays to important transportation projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said....


A U.S. Federal Court Strikes Down Wetlands Proposal for the Second Time in Three Months

A federal district judge has ruled an Obama administration-era wetlands regulation fails to comply with the law, handing the 2015 directive its second defeat since May. The decision is a win for the nation's transportation construction industry, which is fighting the regulation because it could subject roadside ditches to federal regulations, causing delays and driving up project costs....






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