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US EPA extends comment period for NESHAP Residual Risk rule

06 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extend the comment period on its rule “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry Residual Risk and Technology Review” from 6 November to 21 November 2017. The EPA is making this change due to a request for additional time to prepare comments on the proposed rule.

United States: Cemex fined US$1.69m over air pollution

01 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has reached a deal with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) whereby the company will pay a US$1.69m fine and install pollution-control equipment in five of its American plants, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. The company will also be required to carry out energy audits at its plants and spend a further US$150,000 on energy efficiency projects. Last week saw the EPA file a federal complaint concerning air pollution arising from Cemex’s operations in Knoxville, Louisvil...

USA: Cemex settles with EPA

28 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex and its affiliate, Kosmos Cement Company, have reached a settlement deal with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to resolve alleged historical violations of the Clean Air Act at five cement plants in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas. Cemex will invest around US$10m to cut emissions of harmful pollution. Emissions monitoring and reduction equipment will be installed at the five plants. Cemex will also pay US$1.69m in civil penalties, conduct energy audits and spend US$15...

EPA announces a settlement with Lehigh Southwest, USA

23 September 2015, Published under Cement News

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Lehigh Southwest Cement Co for failing to properly report releases of toxic chemicals at its Cupertino, California, USA. The company is required to pay a US$47,600 penalty and spend US$144,250 to fund projects that support local emergency response and limit future releases from the plant. The EPA said in a statement that under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Lehigh was required t...

CalPortland Sustained Excellence Award

08 April 2014, Published under Cement News

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognised CalPortland Company with a 2014 Energy Star® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in environmental protection and energy efficiency. “CalPortland is honoured to receive this award for the 10th consecutive year,” said President/CEO Allen Hamblen. “We are committed to our partnership with ENERGY STAR, and dedicated to improving energy efficiency throughout our business, which helps reduce gree...

USA Holcim' Hagerstown cement plant to improve environmental performance

18 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim US Inc' s Hagerstown cement plant is to comply with a July settlement from the US Environmental Protection Agency, reports the local Herald Mail. The upgrade work will ensure that the plant meets pollution reduction requirements. Robin DeCarlo, vice president of corporate communications, said modifications to the plant have not begun yet: “We’re still ... in the design and engineering phase,” DeCarlo said. The EPA said in July that Holcim had agreed to invest about US$20m or more...

Ash Grove approves US$125m investment, USA

24 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement Company’s Board of Directors approved a US$125m-plus investment in the company’s Midlothian, Texas, plant at its May meeting. A new preheater, precalciner production system will make Ash Grove’s facility among the lowest emitting cement producers in Texas, the company said in a statement. According to Ash Grove Chairman Charles Sunderland, “We were considering a range of options as a result of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Portland cement National Emissio...