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Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff

EPA is eyeing programs that allow flexibility in individual permits to manage the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals, known as CCR or “coal ash,” and expects that implementation guidance will allow for the safe disposal and continued beneficial use of the material, while enabling states to decide what works best for their environment.

Sources: Boral Ltd., Sydney; CP staff

Boral has consummated a $2.6 billion takeover of South Jordan, Utah-based Headwaters Inc., following clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The deal brings the suitor significant fly ash volume, owing to Headwaters’ leading position in coal combustion residuals processing and marketing; additional light building products offerings; and, a doubling of roofing and manufactured stone market stakes. In the latter product category, it unites the Cultured Stone and Eldorado Stone brands.

Sources: Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis.; CP staff

Oshkosh executives will mark 100 years in business by ringing the New York Stock Exchange closing bell on May 4. Accentuating the day will be a staging of company equipment—from namesake front discharge mixers and McNeilus rear discharge mixers or refuse trucks to Pierce fire apparatus and JLG aerial work platforms—outside the NYSE in lower Manhattan.

Sources: McInnis Cement, Montreal; CP staff

Work is underway at the New York City terminal of McInnis Cement, whose eastern Quebec mill is nearing production and positioned to supply markets from the Mid-Atlantic to the Great Lakes. Remediated from its days as an illegal city dump, the south Bronx parcel along the East River is part of a network of terminals McInnis is siting for their access to efficient waterways and potential to minimize customers’ tanker truck miles. 

Sources: American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

In comments submitted to the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee, ARTBA contends that the Environmental Protection Agency’s contentious “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule should be repealed as it is scientifically and legally flawed; threatens recent bipartisan achievements in reducing transportation project delays; and, is likely to be used as a litigation tool to delay projects, making construction more expensive.