The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

NAM STUDY SHOWS COSTS OF REGULATIONS ARE UPWARD OF $2 TRILLION A YEAR.

An opinion piece on “Fox News” Sept. 10 by the National Association of Manufacturers Chief Economist Chad Moutray notes that a recent NAM study shows that “88 percent of manufacturers see regulatory compliance as a top business challenge.” Moutray states that “manufacturers are mostly upbeat,” but also “tentative,” as they continue to wait “anxiously for…

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Posted 9/18/14 at 9:07 PM

MSHA GRANTS EXTENSION FOR CIVIL PENALTIES COMMENTS AT NSSGA REQUEST

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has delayed the deadline for comments on a new rule after NSSGA argued that the complex, wide-ranging proposal would require additional analysis. Public comments on the agency’s civil penalties rule are now due Dec. 3, two months later than the original Sept. 29 deadline.  MSHA officials say that…

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Posted 9/18/14 at 9:06 PM

NSSGA/NAPA Fly-In Paves The Way To The Future

The NSSGA/NAPA “Paving The Way To The Future” Fly-In held Sept. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. attracted more than 100 individuals from the highway construction materials industries. Attendees heard from a high-level panel of House and Senate transportation staffers on plans to advance surface transportation reauthorization, as well as from Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who wrote…

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Posted 9/17/14 at 9:04 PM

HIGHWAY INDUSTRIES SEND LETTER TO CONGRESS PLEADING FOR ‘ROBUST,’ LONG-TERM HIGHWAY FUNDING

The highway industries sent a letter to Congress pleading for “robust,” long-term highway funding. The letter urged Congress to “act now” to avoid prolonging the infrastructure funding crisis “that is the result of failure to provide long-term stable funding for transportation.” Lobbyists including transportation officials, equipment manufacturers and other concerned businessmen and women sent a…

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Posted 9/17/14 at 5:10 PM

“GET OUT THE VOTE!”

President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” A powerful sentiment, yet only 57 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot in the last national election. Broad industry…

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Posted 9/16/14 at 9:19 PM

NSSGA ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS MEET WITH SENATORS ON WOTUS

NSSGA invited members of the Environmental Committee to Washington, D.C., a day before the committee meeting, to visit with Senate offices on the Waters of the United States rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers. Seven Committee members from five companies were able to participate for an afternoon of…

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Posted 9/16/14 at 9:19 PM

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