Sand-and-gravel pits excluded from Clean Water Act rule expansion

By |  September 19, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency sent its rule defining United States waters to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, according to NSSGA. The expanded rule reportedly excludes “pits excavated in uplands for fill, sand or gravel that fill water.”

NSSGA members met earlier in the year with EPA and discussed the industry’s opposition to the rule. Members said the rule lacked clarity for stone, sand and gravel operations.

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