The power of cooperation.Previously in this department, it was pointed out how the New Hampshire New Hampshire, one of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts (S), Vermont, with the Connecticut R. forming the boundary (W), the Canadian province of Quebec (NW), and Maine and a short strip of the Atlantic Ocean (E). Department of Environmental Services The various combinations of scientific, technical, and advisory activities (including modification processes, i.e., the influence of manmade and natural factors) required to acquire, produce, and supply information on the past, present, and future states of space, atmospheric, (DES) had announced its ban on the use of C&D fines as alternative daily cover (ADC (1) See A/D converter.
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At the urging of the Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA CMRA Commercial Mail Receiving Agency
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Yes, New Hampshire DES had every legal power to do what it did. But the CMRA suggests that it, and every other regulatory agency regulatory agency
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Neighboring Massachusetts provides a better example of how to execute the legislative process. That state will probably soon implement a disposal ban on C&D materials. The planning for this ban has taken several years, and, almost from the beginning, representatives from all stakeholder groups have participated in the drafting of the version of the ban that went out for public comment. It succeeded because the state learned from industry what would and wouldn't work.
For example, while Massachusetts legislators would have liked to add asphalt shingles and gypsum gypsum (jĭp`səm), mineral composed of calcium sulfate (calcium, sulfur, and oxygen) with two molecules of water, CaSO4·2H2O. It is the most common sulfate mineral, occurring in many places in a variety of forms. to the ban, they limited it to concrete, asphalt, brick, wood, OCC OCC
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Regulation of the C&D recycling industry is necessary and recyclers should expect it to continue. Indeed, it should be a friend to legitimate recyclers because state and local enforcement personnel can halt the fly-by-night, less-than-legal recyclers who often give the industry a bad name. Also, regulation can help the industry, as illustrated in Massachusetts.
CMRA Annual Meeting
While I am on the subject of working with legislators, Stephanie Vance will be among the speakers at the CMRA's Annual Meeting March 16, 2005, in Las Vegas. Vance is a professional legislative liaison based in Washington, D.C., and will provide participants with ideas and tactics on how to deal with legislators and bureaucracies.
For more information on the Annual Meeting, which will be held in conjunction with ConExpo-Con/Agg 2005, please turn to page 20 or contact the CMRA at (630) 585-7530 or at email@example.com.