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MSHA UNVEILS 2015 REGULATORY AGENDA

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released its fall regulatory agenda Nov. 24.  The agency states that it is on track in conducting the rulemaking on reform of civil penalties; comments are due Jan. 9. Additionally, the agency reports that in October 2015, it will issue a rulemaking on crystalline silica, based on…

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Posted 11/26/14 at 2:55 PM

EPA UNVEILS 2015 REGULATORY AGENDA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its 2015 regulatory agenda Nov. 25. The agency is on track to finalize several major rules. Of interest to NSSGA is the Waters of the U.S. Rule, which EPA is expected to finalize in April 2015. Ken Kopocis, deputy assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Water, said that the agency…

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Posted 11/26/14 at 11:07 AM

MSHA MAKES AGENCY TRAINING RESOURCES MORE READILY AVAILABLE

In order to do a more effective job of delivering its training resources, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has rearranged its web-based presentation of training materials on workplace safety and health.  NSSGA applauds the move, which better positions the agency to assist operators in training, as called for in the 1977 Mine Act….

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Posted 11/24/14 at 1:47 PM

In case you missed it: “60 MINUTES” – “Falling Apart: America’s Neglected Infrastructure”

“There are a lot of people in the United States right now who think the country is falling apart and, at least in one respect, they’re correct. Our roads and bridges are crumbling, our airports are out of date and the vast majority of our seaports are in danger of becoming obsolete,” said 60-Minutes’ Steve…

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Posted 11/24/14 at 10:44 AM

EPA WOTUS COMMENT PERIOD CLOSES; NSSGA MEMBERS SUBMIT COMMENTS

The comment period closed Nov. 14 for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed rule on waters of the United States (WOTUS). NSSGA submitted comments on behalf of the association, as well as signing onto group comments from the Waters Advocacy Coalition and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. NSSGA also encouraged…

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Posted 11/21/14 at 2:46 PM

DON’T MISS “60 MINUTES,” SUNDAY, NOV. 23 – AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE IS “ON LIFE SUPPORT”

Federal Highway Trust Fund  – Which Funds Road and Bridge Repair – is Nearly Broke Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tells 60 MINUTES that many of the roads and bridges we drive on every day are “on life support.” What’s more, nearly 70,000 bridges in the U.S. are deemed structurally deficient.   “I don’t want to…

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Posted 11/21/14 at 12:36 PM

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