b'Pending SmallSolid Waste Business IssuesCongressisexpectedtodevotemuchDirectorspresentlyservingthree-year attention to the Resource Conservationterms are John Greko of andDuro-Last Roofing Recovery Act (RCRA), which regulatesInc. andof Paul OliveiraGoodyear Tire & Mandated Leavethe handlinganddisposalof solid andRubber Co.Serving a two-year term is Employerscansoonexpectanotherhazardous waste.Sherman Gaskins, and serving a one-year congressional battle over mandated leaveterm are Kem Scott of Carlisle SynTec legislation.H.R. 2 and S. 5,of Many communities today face a shortageSystems and Brian WhelanSamafil Inc. which closelyofOtherassociatemembersof theboard resemble legislation vetoed last year bywaste disposal capacity, in part because President Bush, would require employerspublicopinionhasmadeitpoliticallyinclude two-year director Jirn Sheahan of with 50 ordifficulttoestablishnewlandfillsandJ.P.SheahanAssociatesand one-year more employees to provide 12waste-to-energy facilities.The resultingdirectors John WilsonHoechst Celanese weeksofunpaid,job-protectedleaveof "garbage gaps" have led to far-reachingCorp. and Riaz Hasan of annuallythatcouldbeusedforanITW Buildex. employee\'s own serious illness or for theand impractical proposals that proponents believewouldreducetheamountofTheof birth,adoptionorseriousillnessofanew BoardDirectors, under the able materialdestinedfordisposal.SuchleadershipPresident Ed dependent parent or spouse.EmployersofKane, is sure to wouldberequiredtocontinuehealthproposalswouldbancertainproducts,have a busy and full year as the association tightly regulate the way others are producedembarks on its 10th year of insurance benefits to employees on suchservice to the leave.andpackaged,andimposemandatoryroofing community. recycling goals, even where markets for ByimposingintrusiveandimpracticaltherecycledmaterialhavenotyetAlso recently announced was the relocation developed.of requirements on business, mandated leaveSPRI headquarters. Please note the new legislationwouldeliminatebenefitsaddress:20 WalnutStreetSuite208 flexibility, posing particular difficulties forTheU.S.ChambersupportsfederalWellesleyHills,Massachu~etts02181\'. smaller firms.guidance to state and local governmentsPhone:(617) 237-7879, and FAX:(617) fordevelopingintegratedsolidwaste237-1064 Under a mandated leave law, businessesmanagementplansthatwouldinclude would incur increased costs resulting fromsource reduction, recycling, incineration reduced productivity and the need to hireand landfilling. replacementworkers,forcingmany employerstoreduce or eliminateother benefits of greater value to their employees. Mandated BenefitsSPRI Names Congress will more than likely take a hard look this year at proposals to reform theNew Officers U.S. health care system, including thoseThe Single Ply Roofing Institute namedTHEROOF that would compel employers to offer health carecoverageasaconditionof doingnewofficersduringits9thAnnual business.Convention,heldinTarponSprings,You cannot afford to miss the Employer-provided benefits are the majorFlorida.1991 MRCA sourcehealth insurance for workers and of their families, covering 147 million people,EdKane,divisionmanagerof productConvention and services for Firestone Building Products 81percentofallprivatehealthcareCo., was named SPRI President.He hasTrade Show! coverage.beenamember of theSPRIBoardofIndianapolis, Indiana Major legislative proposals are likely to beDirectors for the last three years, and servedSeptember 29 - October 2, 1991 based on the Pepper Commission s "payaschairmanof the Institute\'s technical orcommittee, which is recognized as being play" approach, which requires employersthe most active group at SPRI.Make your plans now! to provide specified health benefits or pay a payroll tax to finance a government plan.BruceWilbyof JPSElastoroericswasThis year\'s meeting will include the same TheU.S.Chamberfearsthatsuchannamed President-Elect; Bill Woodring ofimpressive programming you witnessed in approach would force employersreduceGAFCorp.,VicePresident;Michael1990,plusanotherCERTAtraining toJohannesofHulsAmerica/Troca,session;moremanufacturerstechnical either pay or benefits that employees prefer,Secretary; and Jim Mollenhoff of Siplast,sessions; hundreds of andmaymakehealthinsurancetooindustry exhibitors; expensive for many firms. The PartnershipInc., Treasurer.Two new directors wereContractor Round Table Discussions; and also elected: Phil Daniels ofMRCA\'s first golf on Health Care and Employment foundTamko Asphalttournament! that up to 3.5 million workers could loseProductsInc.foratwo-year term,and associate member Dave Rcxxlvoets ofFormoreinformationontheMRCA theirjobsifmandatedhealthbenefitsDow legislation is enacted.Chemical Co. for a three-year term.Convention and Trade Show, contact the MRCA office at (913) 599-6600. Page3'