The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association‘s (NSSGA) Emily Coyner spoke at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) meeting on the proposed Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule.
Speaking at the small business listening session, Coyner, senior director of environmental policy, highlighted the role the aggregates industry plays in supplying material for infrastructure projects and the hardships that regulations on the aggregates industry.
Coyner claimed that several of NSSGA’s suggestions to improve the proposed rule from NSSGA were included in the final language, including carve outs for water treatment systems and settling ponds.
NSSGA urges members to comment favorably on the newly proposed rule by 15 April 15. Click here to download a WOTUS comment template you can submit to the EPA at regulations.gov. The EPA is looking to hear from aggregates operations specific examples of how the original 2015 WOTUS rule negatively impacts operations.