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Wood Dust now classified as toxic under Proposition 65. Facilities and products containing wood dust must now include a Proposition 65 warning.

Beginning on December 18, 2010, contractors, suppliers, manufactures, and any other businesses in the construction trades which manufacture, install, transport, or deal in any way with wood products which may contain wood dust, are mandated to post a Proposition 65 warning at their facilities or on their products.

Revised NPDES Standards Published

The Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has published final regulations establishing guidelines limiting the out flowing of water from construction sites. These rules modify the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES") permit requirements. The new rule imposes non-numeric standards that apply to all construction sites disturbing one acre or more. The new rule also includes numeric limits to turbidity that will apply to construction disturbing 20 acres or more starting August 2, 2011 and construction disturbing 10 acres or more no later than February 2, 2014.

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