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New York Announces First-in-the-Nation State Concrete Mandate

Article-New York Announces First-in-the-Nation State Concrete Mandate

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Set for January 2025, the state’s Buy Clean Concrete rules establishing greenhouse gas emission limits will cover all agency projects.

New York’s mandatory emissions limits for concrete used in state-funded public building and transportation projects will go into effect Jan. 1, 2025, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced last week. They stem from a law signed in 2021 that called for these guidelines to be developed.

The Buy Clean Concrete guidelines apply to all state agency contracts exceeding $1 million that involve the use of more than 50 cubic yards of concrete, or New York DOT contracts exceeding $3 million that include at least 200 cubic yards of concrete. The guidelines include exceptions for emergency projects and those requiring high-strength or quick-cure concrete and do not apply to state authorities, according to the release.

The rules represent the first state-level mandate in the country to implement greenhouse gas emission limits covering all agency projects, according to the release.

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