Concrete Products

MAR 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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44 • March 2018 In fall 2017, NRMCA Government Affairs and Compliance & Operations representatives met with EPA staff to discuss participation in the new Smart Sectors program. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt aims to facilitate better communication with trade associations and "address executive orders on regulatory reform, energy independence, permit stream- lining and the reconsideration of major regulations." Ready mixed concrete is the newest of 14 Smart Sector industries with a continual direct line of communication to EPA. The program will ultimately help ready mixed concrete stakeholders communicate with the agency on regulatory burdens plus industry best management practices and environmental stewardship. NRMCA cites an encouraging outlook for Major jobs on the MMC Memphis Area log have included a natural gas-powered plant for TVA. both regulatory relief and funding prospects from new legislation. Action on Capitol Hill has commenced in response to the $1 trillion-plus infrastructure plan President Donald Trump proposed earlier this year. In a statement following release of the White House's transportation and environmental investment vision, NRMCA President Robert Garbini noted, "The president's plan to rebuild America with American heart, hands and grit is a strong step forward in combating decades of neglect and decay. For too long, the pathways that have knitted this great nation together have crumbled before our eyes as our leaders, bogged down by other issues they deemed more important, sat on their hands. But the time has come where passing the buck to the next generation is no longer an option—we must act now." The NRMCA Government Affairs Depart- ment will weigh in on U.S. House and Senate spending targets and funding mechanisms behind the Trump infrastructure plan, while also tending to advocacy in other areas crit- ical to the ready mixed concrete industry. Most recently, staff has compelled federal officials to establish and adopt a formal CHAIRMAN'S REPORT BY DON MARSH

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