WTBA continuously monitors, tracks and proactively participates in rapidly changing environmental expectations, that impact numerous aspects of transportation construction. These areas include, for example, the emissions of criteria pollutants under the Clean Air Act, transportation conformity, and air toxics regulations; stormwater management and construction runoff; pit and quarry reclamation; and the disposal of construction debris. WTBA is also very active in public policy debates about transportation and land use, that could force the redirection of highway funds to other modes and severely restrict new highway capacity, despite growing congestion. To deal with these issues, WTBA employs dedicated professional staff with the expertise and skills to identify emerging issues, develop an appropriate WTBA strategy with extensive member input, and achieve our goals through needed legislation and/or major, complex rule-making processes. WTBA also provides information alerts and arranges for specialized training to assure that its members know about and can successfully comply with new rules.