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Help NAPA Track U.S. Use of Recycled Materials, Warm Mix

Every asphalt mix producer in the United States is asked to participate in the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) annual survey on the use of recycled materials and warm-mix asphalt. This survey is conducted by NAPA under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and is an important tool for tracking the use of sustainable practices by the asphalt pavement industry.

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Sullivan Predicts Construction Spending Increases

At World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Ed Sullivan, executive vice president and chief economist for the Portland Cement Association, noted that the state of the economy is good. Sullivan's presentation is one of the highlights of the show each year.

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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up 1.3 Percent in 2018

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 28.4 million tons in 2018, an increase of 1.3 percent compared to 2017, reported the Lake Carriers’ Association. 2018’s loadings were also 2.8 percent above the trade’s five-year average. 

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Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Delayed by Shutdown

The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act) requires the Department of Labor, including MSHA, to annually adjust its civil monetary penalty levels for inflation no later than Jan. 15 of each year. Adjustments are made by issuing a final rule that is effective on its date of publication in the Federal Register. 

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Proposed Drone Rules Would Cover Flights Over Populated Areas; Night Use

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao outlined a proposal that would allow drones to operate over populated areas and end a requirement for special permits for night use: long-awaited moves that are expected to help speed commercial use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the United States. 

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