Support for geosynthetics in WRRDA

September 30, 2013

GMA’s government relations program at work Editor’s note The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), working with its government relations firm in Washington, D.C., has helped to generate support for specific geosynthetics language in the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA). The bill “to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States” …

GMA delivers coal ash comments to EPA

September 23, 2013

Case histories, papers, articles underscore role of geosynthetics Editor’s note The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has commented on a proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (See document below dated August 30, 2013.) The proposed rule is entitled, Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of Special Wastes; Disposal of Coal …

GMA offers comments on ‘fracking’

September 19, 2013

Calls for geosynthetic lining and stabilization applications. Editor’s note The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has commented on a revised proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Interior-Bureau of Land Management (See document below dated August 20, 2013.) The revised proposed rule is entitled, Oil and Gas: Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands. The purpose …

Geosynthetics in roadways course Oct. 23

September 12, 2013

Instructors are Barry Christopher and Dave Suits. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has teamed up with the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) to host a series of short courses around the country. These courses provide training on the appropriate, cost-effective use of geosynthetic materials in transportation applications. The courses feature instruction from some of the …

Low & Bonar acquires Texiplast for $25m

September 6, 2013

Geosynthetics, new European markets cited. London-based Low & Bonar, an international performance materials group, announced in a Sept. 6 press release its acquisition of Texiplast, a Slovakian producer of high-strength geosynthetic products. The release described Texiplast, founded in 1938, as a manufacturer of geosynthetic soil reinforcement, separation, filtration, and erosion control products. The release said …

IECA announces winner of technical paper award

September 4, 2013

Julie Etra and other award winners to be recognized in Nashville. The Denver, Colo.-based International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced in a Sept. 3 press release its winner of the Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award for Environmental Connection 2014. The paper by Julie Etra, principal of Western Botanical Services Inc. (Reno, Nev.), is titled “Effects …