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they've been given the right under most
major environmental regulations to file
lawsuits demanding full compliance and
more (including financial penalties very
commonly). Regardless of who's president, these groups are moving forward
with their agendas, and recognition of
this fact in 2017 is imperative to concrete
producers throughout the United States.
6. Finally get squared away with EPCRA
reporting in 2017. This is an area that
many concrete producers (like most other
industries) have struggled to understand,
meaning this is a ripe area for enforcement. EPCRA requirements include two
separate types of annual reporting: Tier II/
Community Right to Know reporting of
hazardous materials due March 1 of each
year; and Toxic Release Inventory ("TRI")
reporting of toxic chemicals due July 1 of
each year. Both are required from most

concrete plants, and if you haven't been
doing both, or doing them correctly, then
resolve to address this in 2017. This is a
growing hot issue and will likely continue
that way in 2017.
7. Make 2017 the year you finally get a
handle on sustainability. While the sustainability movement seems to have lost a
bit of momentum recently, it's not going
anywhere and will continue to emerge
as one of the dominant forces affecting
all industries worldwide, including the
concrete industry. If you think it's only
about LEED or EPDs, then you need to
dig deeper. Read more, join the NRMCA
Sustainability Committee, talk to others, whatever it takes. But find out more,
consider how you can start moving down
that path, and you'll start to see that there
is real benefit to operating a sustainable
concrete plant and company in 2017 and

beyond. It's not just about environmental
regulations!
With a new president and U.S. EPA administrator, 2017 has the promise of a new day in
this country, one with less restrictive regulations and more room to grow and thrive in
the concrete industry. We'll have to wait and
see. However, one thing I am certain of is
that the future remains bright for the concrete
industry, environmental regulations can be
managed and become a routine matter of
business operations, and there's a world of
opportunity on the horizon arising from the
sustainability movement.
■
Douglas Ruhlin is an environmental/
sustainability consultant at Resource
Management Associates. For more information, contact him at 609-693-8301
or doug@rmagreen.com. His company
website is www.RMAgreen.com.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017

From the President’s Desk
Corporate Suite Column
Enviroscene Column
Strong and Efficient: Insulating Concrete Forms for Multifamily Residential Construction
Cut the Cost of Workers’ Compensation Insurance in the Concrete Industry
Engineering: Specifications for Concrete Construction
Predicting the Potential for Plastic Shrinkage Cracks
2017 Product Preview
Index of Advertisers
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - belly1
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - belly2
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - cover1
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - cover2
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - From the President’s Desk
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Corporate Suite Column
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 15
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Enviroscene Column
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 17
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Strong and Efficient: Insulating Concrete Forms for Multifamily Residential Construction
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Cut the Cost of Workers’ Compensation Insurance in the Concrete Industry
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Engineering: Specifications for Concrete Construction
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Predicting the Potential for Plastic Shrinkage Cracks
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 2017 Product Preview
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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