The Obama Administration released its final silica rule today that retains many of the flawed provisions AGC warned administration officials about earlier this year. Of primary concern is that the final rule sticks with the same, unattainable silica exposure limit included in the proposed rule. However, the administration did agree to remove the extremely restrictive regulated areas requirement that would have forced construction workers to seal off and restrict access to every part of a construction project where dust is being generated. For more information about the rule, click here and here. Please contact your members of Congress and urge them to block implementation of this rule until it can be proven to be technologically and economically feasible.