The National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association

NSSGA LEARNS OF NEW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY IN MSHA’S SOUTH CENTRAL DISTRICT ON “STRUCTURAL FAILURES”

Member feedback sought… NSSGA recently learned from an operator in the South Central district of a new effort undertaken by a new U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration inspector to begin issuing citations on structural failures.  The inspector asked to see such things as stamped drawings of towers and structures.  Of course, for the many…

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Posted 4/15/14 at 8:58 PM

BETTER HIGHWAYS FOR AMERICA

Join the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as they partner with industry representatives in pursuit of improving the nation’s highways and infrastructure. Through “I Make America,” AEM is offering members and the hardworking men and women of our nation’s construction industry an opportunity to come together in support of a new highway bill.

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Posted 4/15/14 at 8:33 PM

OSHA ANNOUNCES DEADLINES FOR POST-HEARING SUBMISSIONS ON PROPOSED SILICA STANDARD

Following three weeks of public hearings in March and April the Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week announced dates by which silica hearing participants must submit post-hearing comments and briefs relative to the agency’s proposed standard on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Post-hearing submissions are optional. OSHA’s announcement is important to NSSGA and…

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Posted 4/15/14 at 8:19 PM

NSSGA MEETS WITH EPA AND PRESENTS TO NRMCA ON CWA RULE

NSSGA staff met with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency April 7 on their recently proposed Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule, which, if enacted as-is, would allow the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to regulate geographically isolated water bodies and wetlands.  NSSGA and other industries expressed concern over the substantial jurisdictional increase this…

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Posted 4/9/14 at 7:29 PM

NSSGA FIGHTS EPA WATER JURISDICTIONAL EXPANSION

NSSGA staff met with members of Congress the first week in April to continue the dialogue on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule expanding jurisdiction over waters of the United States. NSSGA participated in Waters Advocacy Coalition meetings with Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and with Environment…

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Posted 4/9/14 at 7:27 PM

EDUCATION & WORKFORCE COMMITTEE MOVES TO COUNTERACT NLRB’S AMBUSH ELECTION RULE

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce is scheduled to mark up the “Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act” (H.R. 4320) and the “Employee Privacy Protection Act” (H.R. 4321) April 9. These bills seek to protect the rights of workers and employers by rolling back the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial ambush election rule proposed…

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Posted 4/9/14 at 7:10 PM

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The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. We advance public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates that build America’s infrastructure and economy.

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