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EPA RELEASES SSM RULE AND SPRING AGENDA

EPA has issued a final rule forcing states to scrap startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM) air emissions exemptions in their air quality plans, ceding to environmentalists’ demands that the long-standing practice is unlawful.  Previously, facilities have often been allowed to be exempted from strict Clean Air Act limits during SSM events by state permits. NSSGA submitted comments on the…

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Posted 5/28/15 at 9:00 AM

FINAL WATERS OF U.S. RULE WILL ADVERSELY IMPACT INDUSTRY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

  EPA has released its final Waters of the U.S. Rule, which significantly expands the federal government’s jurisdiction beyond legal limits, but, in a win for the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), quarry and construction pits are specifically excluded. “While we appreciate the clarity for existing operations not being considered Waters of the U.S., the…

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Posted 5/27/15 at 5:05 PM

FINAL WATERS OF U.S. RULE MIXED BAG FOR AGGREGATES INDUSTRY, INFRASTRUCTURE

  ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 27, 2015– EPA has released its final Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS), which significantly expands the federal government’s jurisdiction beyond legal limits, but, in a win for the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), existing quarry and construction pits are specifically excluded.  The rule will subject additional areas, such as dry stream beds,…

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Posted 5/27/15 at 4:46 PM

CONGRESS ADDS TWO MONTHS TO HIGHWAY PROGRAM, RETURNS HOME FOR IN DISTRICT EVENTS

Congress will be home next week for the Memorial Day recess. With MAP-21 now extended through the end of July, NSSGA members are urged to tell Congress that enough is enough with the short-term extensions. Members usually schedule district office hours to meet with constituents to discuss pressing issues, such as spending the next two…

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Posted 5/23/15 at 8:47 AM

NSSGA ADVOCACY ON WATERS OF THE U.S. REGULATION CONTINUES AT FULL THROTTLE

The Senate Environment and Public Works committee held a “Legislative Hearing on S. 1140, The Federal Water Quality Protection Act” May 19. This legislation would halt the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rulemaking on Waters of the United States and force the EPA to repurpose the rule after consulting with states, small businesses, and industry.  The…

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Posted 5/21/15 at 4:30 PM

Highway Materials Group letter on House Extension of Highway Program

May 19, 2015   Dear Congressman: As the House of Representatives/Senate pave the way for a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund contract authority and expenditure authority, we urge Congress to use this time to solve the Highway Trust Fund crisis and enact a six-year surface transportation authorization bill to stabilize and increase HTF…

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Posted 5/21/15 at 3:25 PM

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