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HIGHWAY FUNDING LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY RAMPS UP

Reps. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., introduced a bill April 16 aimed at tackling the Highway Trust Fund crisis by indexing the gas tax to inflation, a move that is only expected to increase the user fee by 0.4 cents next year and keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through 2016. Additionally, it…

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Posted 4/20/15 at 3:13 PM

FATALITY AVOIDANCE TIPS SHARED IN MSHA-NSSGA ALLIANCE CEO SAFETY NEWSLETTER

In the wake of the uptick in metal/non-metal workplace fatalities in 2014, the CEO Safety Newsletter published by the MSHA-NSSGA Alliance is sharing tips on effective management for reducing and eliminating workplace fatalities. The newsletter, signed by Alliance co-chairs Louis Griesemer of Springfield Underground, and Neal Merrifield of MSHA, are as follow: • Provide new…

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Posted 4/20/15 at 9:00 AM

LEGISLATION STOPPING WOTUS RULE PASSES T&I COMMITTEE ON BIPARTISAN VOTE

The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and Water Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee today on a bipartisan vote of 36 to 22. An amendment to H.R.1732 from Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., that passed unanimously, emphasizes the state’s primary…

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Posted 4/16/15 at 2:59 PM

PMD NEWSLINE REGULATORY TOPICS BOX SCORE

NSSGA’s Pulverized Mineral Division (PMD) provides this regulatory update on key air and water issues for members. Click here. Two Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)-related bills recently were introduced in the Senate. S.697 (Udall-Vitter) reworks the former Lautenberg TSCA bills and has broad bipartisan support. A TSCA discussion draft from the House (Shimkus) is leaner…

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Posted 4/15/15 at 4:27 PM

Pit & Quarry Magazine – “NSSGA presents safety discussion at MSHA summit”

A member of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) gave a safety presentation at MSHA’s South Central District’s Summit on Fatalities in Dallas April 7. At the event, Joseph Casper, vice president of NSSGA, discussed effective management systems for safety as well as mining safety practices. Casper also helped kick off a three-hour panel discussion…

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Posted 4/14/15 at 11:57 AM

Aggregates Manager Magazine – “House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveils legislation to withdraw proposed Waters of the U.S. rule”

In response to the recent announcement that the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule was sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review before being finalized, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveiled legislation designed to protect U.S. waters from federal overreach. The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) issued a…

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Posted 4/14/15 at 11:53 AM

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