The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

FOCUS ON FATALITY PREVENTION

In the wake of eight fatalities in the aggregates operator sector in 2014, NSSGA reminds members of key standards and practices that are critical for safeguarding employees. In the Sept/Oct issue of Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW magazine, the regularly produced “Rip & Share” column outlines key best practices focused on fatality prevention.  Implementing “best…

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Posted 10/1/14 at 3:54 PM

NSSGA STRONGLY ENCOURAGES YOUR COMMENTS ON EPA’S UNLAWFUL CLEAN WATER ACT OVERREACH

We need your comments in opposition to the rule. Please submit your comments on EPA’s Proposed Jurisdictional Rule that would assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over many previously unregulated areas. NSSGA needs your help if we are going to be effective in stopping a harmful rule; EPA is expecting a record number of comments in…

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Posted 10/1/14 at 3:27 PM

A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

If you couldn’t tell by the countless TV ads, an election is coming.  435 members of the House of Representatives and 36 senators are acutely aware that they could lose their jobs this November.  Because of the election, Congress is listening.  We must seize this opportunity to focus them on the aggregates industry highest priority: passing…

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Posted 9/26/14 at 8:14 PM

NAM STUDY SHOWS COSTS OF REGULATIONS ARE UPWARD OF $2 TRILLION A YEAR.

An opinion piece on “Fox News” Sept. 10 by the National Association of Manufacturers Chief Economist Chad Moutray notes that a recent NAM study shows that “88 percent of manufacturers see regulatory compliance as a top business challenge.” Moutray states that “manufacturers are mostly upbeat,” but also “tentative,” as they continue to wait “anxiously for…

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Posted 9/18/14 at 9:07 PM

MSHA GRANTS EXTENSION FOR CIVIL PENALTIES COMMENTS AT NSSGA REQUEST

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has delayed the deadline for comments on a new rule after NSSGA argued that the complex, wide-ranging proposal would require additional analysis. Public comments on the agency’s civil penalties rule are now due Dec. 3, two months later than the original Sept. 29 deadline.  MSHA officials say that…

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Posted 9/18/14 at 9:06 PM

NSSGA/NAPA Fly-In Paves The Way To The Future

The NSSGA/NAPA “Paving The Way To The Future” Fly-In held Sept. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. attracted more than 100 individuals from the highway construction materials industries. Attendees heard from a high-level panel of House and Senate transportation staffers on plans to advance surface transportation reauthorization, as well as from Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who wrote…

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Posted 9/17/14 at 9:04 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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