The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

Stay Current on Regulatory Reform Efforts

NSSGA’s Regulatory Reform Page has all the information needed to keep up to date on the industry’s efforts to advise the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and other agencies on burdensome and unnecessary regulations. The page features an array of existing regulations, including EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule and… Read more

Posted 8/17/17 at 7:30 AM

White House Wants to Streamline Highway Permitting

President Trump signed an executive order on Aug. 15 that streamlines the complex federal permitting process before work on vital infrastructure projects can begin. By “establishing discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects,” the president said that he hopes to reduce a typical highway permitting process from 17 years… Read more

Posted 8/16/17 at 4:45 PM

VIDEO: Congress Wants to Hear From You in D.C.

NSSGA met with three influential members of Congress to discuss transportation infrastructure and the importance of advocating for the aggregates industry in person. Hear what Reps. Sam Graves, R-Mo., Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Jeff Denham, R-Calif., have to say in this video, then join them and other lawmakers at NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board… Read more

Posted 8/10/17 at 5:05 PM

Distance Learning Programs Now Enrolling for 2017-2018

Aggregates industry professionals who want to improve their skills while staying on the job can now enroll in the 2017-2018 NSSGA/Institute of Quarrying distance learning programs, the one-year Graduate/Management Conversion Program and the three-year Junior Management Program. These programs—which are overseen by NSSGA’s Meetings & Education Committee—combine online educational content, accessed through a learning management… Read more

Posted 8/10/17 at 9:00 AM

Your Comments Needed to Help EPA Ditch WOTUS Rule

NSSGA needs you to send comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the repeal of the controversial 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule. As written, the rule would have;   Allowed the federal government to regulate dry streambeds and isolated wetlands. Negatively impacted the permitting process for aggregates operations. Increased the… Read more

Posted 8/8/17 at 3:00 PM

Labor Department Changes Coming Soon

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee is expected to hold a vote to confirm Patrick Pizzella as deputy secretary for the Department of Labor on Aug. 2. Pizzella is acting chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority and previously worked in Labor Department under President George W. Bush and has decades of… Read more

Posted 7/31/17 at 3:34 PM

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What is NSSGA?

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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