OSHA's Silica Rule Upheld by DC Circuit Court
On Dec. 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld OSHA's controversial occupational exposure to crystalline silica rule, rejecting all industry challenges to the rule. Ultimately, the court's decision means that the rule will remain in effect as written.
EPA Restores Partnership, Collaborative Work with AGC of America
On Oct. 3, AGC Chief Executive Officer Stephen E. Sandherr and Tom Couling (Zachry Constr), the chair of AGC's environmental forum, joined senior officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the launch of the agency's Smart Sectors program. EPA invited AGC to partner on an aggressive effort to eliminate or improve harmful rules that have failed to deliver results and stifled economic growth.
UCR 2018 Registration delayed until further notice
The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Board of Directors is delaying until further notice the start of the 2018 registration period while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes the rulemaking process for 2018 fees.