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TOXIC SUBSTANCES MODERNIZATION BILL MOVING THROUGH CONGRESS

For the first time in 26 years, Congress is updating the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which governs the regulation of hazardous chemicals.  The U.S. House of Representatives approved the bill on May 24, and it is expected to be taken up by U.S. Senate in early June. “An update of TSCA is long overdue,”…

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Posted 5/27/16 at 11:27 AM

WOTUS in Congress: Hearings & Appropriations

Even though the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is currently under a judicial stay preventing implementations, NSSGA continues to keep pressure on Congress to fight this regulation that would extend the Environmental Protection Agency’s jurisdiction over many areas previously not considered waters and increase costs permitting costs for aggregates operations and their customers. Fiscal…

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Posted 5/26/16 at 5:29 PM

Committee to Look at Water Infrastructure Bill Tomorrow

Congress will take steps to address the needs of America’s dams, locks, flood protection and other water resources infrastructure this week. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 reauthorization bill is expected to be marked up by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday, May 25. WRDA 2016 authorizes projects and activities related…

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Posted 5/24/16 at 5:30 PM

AAA Survey: 70 Percent of Drivers Concerned About Road Quality

A new survey from AAA shows that 70 percent of drivers are concerned about the poor quality of the country’s roads. This Memorial Day, far more drivers will be worried about potholes than traffic congestion (48 percent) and unsafe roads and bridges (36 percent). The survey also confirms that poor highway conditions hurt the pockets…

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Posted 5/24/16 at 1:44 PM

Tune in to hear NSSGA on the radio

NSSGA will take to the airwaves today (Tuesday, May 24) as part of a national radio media tour to promote the aggregates industry. Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, will talk with national news networks and local affiliates about the vital role that aggregates have in improving our country’s infrastructure and the many good-paying jobs available in this industry. The…

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Posted 5/23/16 at 6:10 PM

NSSGA Raises Concerns on Workplace Exam Rule Again

 NSSGA made a case against a planned rulemaking for workplace exams before the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), on May 13. MSHA is seeking to tighten the workplace exams rule which was issued last year, and NSSGA voiced concerns over those changes multiple times. OIRA serves as the final arbitrator on…

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Posted 5/20/16 at 2:20 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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