The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

NSSGA PRESENTS ON FATALITY AVOIDANCE AT MSHA NE DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Innovative ideas to reduce and ultimately eliminate workplace fatalities were presented April 28 by NSSGA’s V.P. of Safety Joseph Casper at the MSHA’s Northeast district’s semi-annual safety and health conference held at Penn State University. The presentation focused on the importance of: hazard recognition (through workplace exams and pre-shift exams on mobile equipment); effective safety…

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Posted 5/1/15 at 1:00 PM

SENATE INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN WOTUS BILL

A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) bill, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act , S. 1140, on April 30.  Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sponsored the legislation that protects traditional navigable waters of the U.S. …

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Posted 5/1/15 at 7:14 AM

SENATE EPW COMMITTEE APPROVES TSCA MODERNIZATION BILL

The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee voted 15-5 to approve the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amends the Toxic Substances Control Act, on April 28 The bipartisan agreement came a day after Sens. David Vitter,R-La., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., achieved agreement on a deal that made changes designed…

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Posted 4/30/15 at 1:30 PM

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE UNVEILS 2016 TRANSPORTATION BILL

The House Appropriations Committee released the text of its draft appropriations bill for the U.S. DOT for fiscal year 2016. This legislation authorizes the highway program at $40.3 billion, the same amount as the last three years. Without more revenue going into the Highway Trust Fund, spending is limited to the existing obligations approved in…

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Posted 4/30/15 at 9:30 AM

ACTION ALERT: HOUSE TO VOTE TO STOP WOTUS RULE

The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, H.R. 1732 is tentatively scheduled for a vote in the House May 1. NSSGA strongly urges you to reach out to your Representatives to make sure they vote “yes” on H.R. 1732. Please call your member of Congress TODAY using NSSGA’s Washington Action Hotline at (866) 255-3207. Let them know…

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Posted 4/29/15 at 1:00 PM

2016 AGG1 ACADEMY CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN

NSSGA is now accepting proposals for topics to be presented at the 2016 AGG1 Academy & Expo in Nashville, March 22-24. Thousands of attendees will gather at the industry’s premier event to learn from experts on virtually every aspect of the aggregate industry. If you are interested, consider sharing your knowledge and technical expertise in…

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Posted 4/29/15 at 9:30 AM

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