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Congress Comments on Clean Water Act Proposed Rule

Member of Congress have been weighing in on the Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule, which if enacted as-is would allow the EPA and the Corps to regulate geographically isolated water bodies and wetlands.  Both Democrats and Republicans, in both the House and the Senate have expressed concern over the effects this rule will have on…

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Posted 4/22/14 at 8:55 PM

STATEMENT BY NSSGA PRESIDENT AND CEO MIKE JOHNSON ON EARTH DAY 2014

Today marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual occasion on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. In observance, NSSGA President and CEO Mike Johnson said, “On Earth Day 2014 it is important to note…

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Posted 4/22/14 at 2:31 PM

NSSGA LEARNS OF SOME NEW QUESTIONS ON PART 46

NSSGA recently heard from an operator about a new U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration inspector questioning operators about Part 46. NSSGA is canvassing safety and health professionals to find out if this issue has occurred elsewhere. Specifically, MSHA inspectors have been asking whether Part 46 Written Training Plans specify topics in the “Prevention of Accidents”…

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Posted 4/16/14 at 7:25 PM

SECOND FATALITY OCCURS IN AGGREGATES SECTOR

At the end of March, an aggregates operator employee working at a Norfolk, Va., sand and gravel operation was injured when he was struck by a section of plastic pipe as it was being moved by an excavator.  The victim was transported to a hospital where he died three days later.  This is the aggregates…

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Posted 4/16/14 at 7:09 PM

OSHA ANNOUNCES DEADLINES FOR POST-HEARING SUBMISSIONS ON PROPOSED SILICA STANDARD

Following three weeks of public hearings in March and April, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week announced dates by which silica hearing participants must submit post-hearing comments and briefs relative to the agency’s proposed standard on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Post-hearing submissions are optional. OSHA’s announcement is important to NSSGA and…

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Posted 4/16/14 at 6:51 PM

SCIENCE REPORT BOLSTERING EPA’S WATER RULE QUESTIONED

The independent group of scientists reviewing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Draft Connectivity Report  has issued a draft report of its review of EPA’s science used to underpin their recently proposed Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule.  If finalized as-is, this rule would allow the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to regulate geographically…

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Posted 4/16/14 at 6:50 PM

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