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Industry News Warm Mix Usage Nearing a Third of Total Asphalt Production 2013 The latest NAPA/FHWA survey of asphalt producers' use of recycled materials and warm-mix asphalt finds that nearly a third of all asphalt produced during the 2013 construction season was produced using warm-mix asphalt technologies. The survey, conducted by NAPA under contract to FHWA, found that 106.4 million tons of WMA was produced in 2013. This is a 23 percent increase in the use of warm mix from 2012 and a greater than 533 percent increase since the survey was first conducted in 2009. In the 2009 survey less than 5 percent of asphalt pavement mix tonnage was produced using warmmix technologies; in 2013, it was more than 30 percent. The survey also found that about 73.5 million tons of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and 1.7 million tons of reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) were used in new asphalt pavement mixes in the United States during 2013. OSHA Emphasizes Importance of I2P2 Programs NAPA and other stakeholders recently met with OSHA leaders to discuss work zone safety, upcoming OSHA regulations and policy, and stakeholder concerns. One lesson learned at the meetings: While it does not appear OSHA will move forward with regulations mandating Illness and Injury Prevention Programs (I2P2), the agency was adamant that this type of health and safety management system should be used by industries falling under OSHA jurisdiction. OSHA made it clear that any fines associated with safety violations could be influenced by whether or not I2P2-type programs are in place. NAPA's Beyond Compliance Conference, Mar. 16-17, 2015, prior to the start of World of Asphalt, Mar. 17-19, in Baltimore, will include discussion about I2P2 programs. Read more about the Beyond Compliance educational sessions in the World of Asphalt Preview starting on page 57. Producers were also asked about ground tire rubber, steel and blast furnace slag, and other waste material repurposed into pavements. Although national estimates of usage were not calculated, survey respondents reported using nearly 1.2 million tons of these materials in 2013 in the production of more than 6.6 million tons of asphalt pavement mixes. The tons of asphalt pavement mixtures produced using recycled and reclaimed materials was predominately flat from 2012 to 2013, despite a 2.5 percent drop in total tons of asphalt produced during 2013 compared to 2012. However, the percentage of tons produced using these materials was slightly greater in 2013 than 2012. The survey was conducted in mid2014. Results from 249 companies with 1,281 plants in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, along with data from State Asphalt Pavement Associations for 38 states, were used to compile the report. A full copy of the survey, including state-by-state appendixes, may be downloaded from more Industry News on page 15 Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2015 * 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2015

Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
PaveXpress: A Simplified Pavement Design Tool
Sustainability Section NAPA’s Asphalt Sustainability Conference
The Federal Highway Administration Sustainable Pavements Program
Environmental Product Declarations in the Sustainable Marketplace
Examining the Use of Reflective Pavements to Mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect
Pavement Vehicle Interaction and Smooth Asphalt Pavement
The NAPA Diamond Achievement Sustainable
Beyond Compliance: Achieving EH&S Excellence
A World of Asphalt Preview Section the World of Asphalt Education Program: Laying the Base for Innovation
Tools for the Trade
Industry Events
Index of Advertisers/

Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2015