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Industry News
White House Authorizes Chemical Safety Act
Late last month, President Obama signed into law the Frank R.
Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which
revamps the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Under
the new law, more than 50,000 chemical substances currently
in common use, and thus exempt from TSCA review may now
need to undergo a risk- and hazard-based review by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Asphalt cement will
likely be subject to an EPA review; however, asphalt pavement
mix will not because it is considered a mixture, not a chemical.
Although EPA has yet to promulgate regulations, some
Chemical Safety Act requirements raise potential concerns
for the asphalt pavement industry, including how the law
treats so-called persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT)
chemicals, which can occur in refined petroleum products.
In addition, the act provides EPA with enhanced authority to
ban the use of certain chemical substances based on its risk
assessment. Although the law is effective immediately, EPA's
phase-in timeline for conducting risk evaluations is slow; just
20 evaluations are required over the course of the next four
years. Based on comments from the U.S. Senate Environment
and Public Works Committee, industry groups, and even
implied by EPA itself, asbestos is expected to be among those
early chemical reviews, which could have implications for the
aggregate industry.

Dylla Joins Green Building Initiative Board of Directors
NAPA Director of Sustainable Engineering Dr. Heather Dylla joined
the Green Building Initiative's (GBI) Board of Directors this past
March. GBI manages the Green Globes green construction rating
system, the only consensus-based green rating system, and competes
closely with LEED. She sits on the
Green Globes Site and Materials
technical committees.
Dylla was responsible for
successfully advocating before
the GBI Consensus Board for
the removal of the pavement
reflectivity credit from the Green
Globes standard, which had
previously provided a bias toward
light-colored pavement materials.
Dylla successfully argued that
scientific research did not support
a pavement reflectivity credit to
mitigate urban heat island and
that the GBI should remove the
Dr. Heather Dylla,
credit and reserve judgement until
NAPA Director of Sustainable Engineering
science supported a credit.
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PCR Comments In,
Under Technical Review
In June, the first draft of the
"Product Category Rules (PCR): For
Asphalt Mixtures" was open for
public comment. The document
defines the life cycle assessment
parameters producers must
follow to create Environmental
Product Declarations (EPD)
for their asphalt mixes, which
are now being required by
green rating systems, such as
LEED and Greenroads. The
document was developed with
input from industry, public
agencies, academia, and materials
suppliers. The PCR was sent to
the FHWA Sustainable Pavements
Program, the American Center
of Life Cycle Assessment, the
NAPA Sustainability Committee
and others, as well as being
publicly available online. Only
ten individual comments
were submitted, adding to
comments provided by industry
sustainability professionals to
total 65 comments received. After
the comments are resolved, the
PCR will undergo a technical
review before it is published. If
you have any questions, contact
Dr. Heather Dylla, NAPA Director
of Sustainable Engineering, at
HDylla@AsphaltPavement.org.
For more information regarding
the NAPA EPD program visit
www.AsphaltPavement.org/epd. AP


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Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
Innovation in Mindset and Technology
Innovative Pavement Research
Freight Innovations in Our Future
Creating a Sustainability Program:
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