Jay's Corner


Low Carbon Action Information Hub

Welcome to Jay’s Corner, a dedicated space where we bring you the latest updates, critical insights, and actionable information concerning the asphalt additive industry. Our goal is to keep state DOTs, cities, counties, producers, and agencies well-informed and connected to the important developments coming from Capitol Hill, especially regarding the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

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Legislative Updates from Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is a buzzing hub where decisions impacting our industry are made daily. At Jay’s Corner, we keep our finger on the pulse of all legislative actions affecting the asphalt additive community. From regulatory changes to funding allocations, we provide you with timely updates that could impact your operations and strategic decisions.

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Information Timeline

Jay’s Corner isn’t just about staying updated—it’s about turning information into action. Whether you are a state department of transportation, a city planner, a county official, or an industry producer, we equip you with the knowledge to make informed decisions. Here’s what you can expect from us:

In-Depth Analysis: We delve into policies, bills, and industry trends to give you a comprehensive understanding of what’s happening and why it matters.

Actionable Advice: Based on the latest developments, we offer practical advice on how to navigate and capitalize on the legislative landscape.

Community Engagement: Stay connected with a network of professionals who are just as passionate about the future of asphalt additives as you are. Share knowledge, ask questions, and find partners for your next project.

Expert Contributions: Hear from industry leaders, policy makers, and technical experts who bring unique perspectives and valuable insights.

Federal Highway Administration

FHWA announces $2 billion to fund low carbon asphalt mix in USC Title 23 projects.

Read MoreMarch 12, 2024

Label Program for Low Embodied Carbon Asphalt

EPA issues draft approach for implementing a label program for low embodied carbon construction materials.   

Read MoreFebruary 15, 2024

Product Category Rules for Asphalt

EPA issues draft document titled: “EPA Criteria for Product Category Rules to Support Label Program for Low Embodied Construction Materials."

Read MoreMarch 5, 2024

General Services Administration

GSA invests $2.15 billion to carryout 156 Federal projects using substantially lower low embodied carbon asphalt mix.   

Read MoreDecember 12, 2023

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA issues Interim Guidance on determining “substantially lower” embodied carbon in asphalt mix.

Read MoreDecember 22, 2023

Inflation Reduction Act

Provides more than $4 billion for projects utilizing “substantially lower” low embodied carbon asphalt mix.

Read MoreAugust 16, 2022

Executive Order 14057

President Biden orders Federal government’ to prioritize purchase of asphalt mix that has lower levels of carbon emissions. 

Read MoreDecember 8, 2021

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Establishes $6.4 billion Carbon Reduction Formula Program for low carbon asphalt paving materials. 11/15/2021


Read MoreNovember 15, 2021



As a leader with both creative and analytical skills, Jason oversees the planning, development, and execution of Surface Tech’s marketing and advertising strategies. He has been responsible of late for clarifying the company’s value proposition through a series of new branding executions resulting in a revamped website and other improvements in the company’s strategic marketing initiatives.

Jason brings more than 25 years of industrial design, branding, and manufacturing experience to his new role as CMO. His work has appeared in leading design publications, and he has received numerous international design awards. His portfolio includes more than 40 design and utility patents in the fields of consumer electronics, software, packaging, medical devices, and software. Speed to market, with a critical eye for detail and simplicity, is the driving force behind his multidisciplinary design process.

Jason holds a BS in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University. His previous work experience includes Nike, Proctor & Gamble, Skylab Architecture, and founder of New Studio. 

Stacie Steel

U.S. Northwest

Stacie Steel, PE, offers a depth of experience in asphalt and concrete pavements. She has provided infrastructure-related civil engineering and project management consulting services to both public and private sector clients for the past 20 years.

Stacie’s technical expertise centers around all things pavements: structural design, materials design and specifications, sustainability, life-cycle cost analyses, pavement management, preservation and rehabilitation, QA/QC, materials testing, and forensic evaluations.

Throughout her career, she has worked on paving projects for many national commercial retailers, municipalities, and airports. Stacie has proven leadership and organizational capabilities, as evidenced by earning the President’s Choice Award from the WTS Colorado Chapter early in her career. She currently serves on the WTS Puget Sound Chapter’s TransportationYOU Committee, and is dedicated to ensuring access to local outdoor recreation opportunities serving on the Board of Directors for the Lonesome Lake Preservation Group.