Category Archives: Legislative News

How to comply with Ontario’s new tire recycling requirements

How to comply with Ontario’s new tire recycling requirements

A recently implemented law in Canada’s province of Ontario tasks companies with following through on significant obligations associated with the disposal of used tires throughout the product lifecycle. All AEM member companies who sell, distribute or manufacture tires or products using tires in Ontario are responsible for meeting mandatory and enforceable targets for collecting and […]

Illegal dumping of E-waste in New York’s Onondaga County

Illegal dumping of E-waste in New York’s Onondaga County

NYS DEC news: On April 4, ECO Don Damrath worked on a complaint from city of Syracuse officials involving the illegal disposal of flat screen TVs at various locations in the city. Evidence from nine large TVs dumped in the driveway of an abandoned home led ECO Damrath and Syracuse City Police Officer Carlos Romain […]

OSHA crane operator certification: Five things you need to know

OSHA crane operator certification: Five things you need to know

Source: NCCCO.org Eight years after the rule was originally published, and fully 15 years after the Cranes and Derricks Advisory Committee (C-DAC) finished its revision of the crane rule, OSHA’s requirement for construction crane operators to be certified has come into effect. We look at five key elements of the final rule: 1. Crane Operator […]

Highway superintendents push for more state funding for local roads and bridges

ALBANY, NY  – The New York State County Highway Superintendents Association (NYSCHSA) and the New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways (NYSAOTSOH) are urging lawmakers to revise the state budget appropriations for transportation capital so that local highway departments have the funding they need to repair the roads and bridges. In a letter […]

DOT announces new federal transit grants

DOT announces new federal transit grants

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced$1.36 billion in federal funding allocations to 16 new and existing transit projects in the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program on Tuesday, April 9. New projects in Florida, Nevada, Albany, Oregon and Washington received allocation funding. The CIG Program provides funding for major transit infrastructure capital investments nationwide. Projects […]