The EPA says the four-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) expands activities to prioritise funding, coordinate on regulatory programmes and recognise concrete and aggregate industry members for environmental stewardship.
EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler says: “This MoU will help make sensible environmental policies for the cement industry in Pennsylvania a reality.”
Cosmo Servidio, EPA Mid-Atlantic regional administrator, says: “This agreement builds on the actions our agencies are taking together and with the broader concrete and aggregate community to promote a vibrant economy, clean air, clean water and unprecedented environmental stewardship. This MoU formalises our work together in the pursuit of solutions that are good for both the industry and the environment.”
The MoU was signed on the third anniversary of the EPA's Smart Sectors Program.
The Smart Sectors Program provides a platform to collaborate with regulated sectors and develop sensible approaches that better protect the environment, the agency adds.