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Senate Progresses on Six-Year Highway Bill, Questions Loom in House

As early as tomorrow, the U.S. Senate is expected to approve a six-year transportation bill. The final bill as amended can be found here and if adopted will be sent on the U.S. House of Representatives. “This is the closest we have come to a six-year transportation bill in a decade,” said Pam Whitted, NSSGA…

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Posted 7/28/15 at 7:41 PM

MSHA Compliance Webinar on Thursday

NSSGA will host a webinar from 1-2 p.m., Eastern, on Thursday, July 30, on MSHA’s new guidance on the workplace exams standard and fatality prevention initiatives. The webinar will be presented by NSSGA member K&L Gates and deliver information that can boost both compliance and safety. The event was recently updated to include MSHA’s new overly-stringent workplace exams…

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Posted 7/28/15 at 1:09 PM


After hearing concerns from NSSGA and other industry groups, MSHA revised new requirements for compliance with the workplace exams standard in Program Policy Letter (PPL) 30 CFR §§ 56/57.18002. The previous PPL would have further expanded the tasks required in workplace exams and the training required for examiners. Given the sweeping nature of what is covered in…

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Posted 7/27/15 at 1:32 PM


The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act,” H.R. 1734, which grants states the authority to regulate the coal ash produced from burning coal to generate electricity. Coal ash is often utilized as a component in the manufacture of concrete. The bill passed on July 22 by a margin of…

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Posted 7/24/15 at 2:35 PM

NEW NSSGA EFFORT TO URGE CONGRESS TO PASS SIX YEAR HIGHWAY BILL ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24, 2015 – The U.S. Senate is currently debating a six-year transportation bill to fund much-needed infrastructure projects around the country, and a vote could come as early as next week. In order to help those in the aggregates industry voice their support of this bill and future legislative issues, the…

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Posted 7/24/15 at 11:10 AM

Aggregates in Action

  Congress needs to solve the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) crisis and enact a six-year surface transportation authorization bill. If Congress doesn’t fulfill its obligation to properly fund the nation’s critical infrastructure, states will have to increase gas taxes to make up the difference. Click here to see what that increase would be in every…

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Posted 7/23/15 at 12:07 PM

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