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NSSGA BUILDING ON INITIATIVES TO REDUCE FATALITIES

NSSGA is stepping up its efforts to disseminate effective “best practices” information on fatalities as a result of the 10 aggregates operator company workers who died in workplace accidents in 2014.  A panel presentation on fatality avoidance is scheduled for the Opening General Session of NSSGA’s 2015 Annual Convention to be held Monday, March 16,…

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Posted 1/30/15 at 2:52 PM

SENS. BOXER AND PAUL POISED TO INTRODUCE REPATRIATION BILL

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., ranking Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ken., plan to introduce the Invest in Transportation Act of 2015 shortly. The bipartisan bill allows U.S. companies with overseas investments to voluntarily bring foreign earnings home at a favorable (6.5 percent) tax rate in lieu of…

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Posted 1/30/15 at 11:49 AM

NEW CONGRESS CONTINUES FIGHT OVER EPA’S WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., introduced H.R. 594, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act Jan. 28, a bill designed to protect U.S. waters from federal overreach. This bill would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from improperly expanding the Clean Water Act and seizing jurisdiction over water that is currently under control…

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Posted 1/29/15 at 4:52 PM

SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS AWARDS ENCOURAGE INNOVATION, COMPLIANCE, IMPROVEMENTS

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) recognized aggregates operations in the United States and Canada that show an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2013-2014.  The underlying goal of these annual awards is to spur innovation and encourage continual quarry improvements. Read more

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Posted 1/29/15 at 2:26 PM

MSHA SCHEDULES CONFERENCE CALL ON FATALITY REDUCTION PLANS IN METAL/NONMETAL, JAN. 30, 2 PM, ET

Efforts to reduce mine fatalities in the metal/nonmetal segment will be highlighted in an MSHA-convened conference call with metal/nonmetal stakeholders scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m., ET.  NSSGA members are encouraged to participate. Following the call, NSSGA will report on key information.   WHO:    U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration WHAT: Efforts to reduce…

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Posted 1/29/15 at 10:47 AM

BUZZ INTENSIFIES ABOUT HIGHWAY FUNDING

In the continuing buzz about surface transportation reauthorization, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said that his committee is working to find the money to fund a new highway bill before the May deadline. He cryptically stated, “With regard to the trust fund, we’re working on where the money is going to come from on…

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Posted 1/28/15 at 5:45 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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