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“DRIVE IT HOME” THIS WEEK

Congress is home this week for the Independence Day recess, making it an ideal time for NSSGA members to meet with their members of Congress to further educate them on both transportation and aggregates-specific issues. Your participation in “Driving It Home 2015” is critical if Congress is to pass a new surface transportation bill this…

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Posted 7/1/15 at 11:40 AM

MORE THAN HALF THE STATES SUE EPA OVER THE WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE

With the official federal register release of the Waters of the U.S. Rule on June 29, the rush to file early legal challenges has begun.  So far, 27 states have filed lawsuits alleging federal expansion over state waters.  The challenges say the rule violates the Clean Water Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, the National Environmental…

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Posted 7/1/15 at 9:50 AM

CRYSTALLINE SILICA AMENDMENT INCLUDED IN SENATE SPENDING BILL

The Senate Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal 2016 appropriations bills funding the Departments of Health and Human Services, Education and Labor on June 25, addressing two key concerns for the aggregates industry. The committee adopted an amendment from Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., that would prevent any new “regulations relating to occupational exposure to respirable crystalline…

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Posted 6/30/15 at 9:00 AM

FINAL WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE RELEASED IN FEDERAL REGISTER

The final Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) is in today’s Federal Register, which makes the effective date of the new rule Aug. 28.  This rule significantly expands the federal government’s jurisdiction beyond legal limits and will make permitting and expanding aggregates facilities more costly and difficult, which in turn will drive up the cost…

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Posted 6/29/15 at 4:39 PM

Calcium Evaluated for Energy Storage

They Keep Going, And Going, And Going … It turns out that lithium batteries may not be the only ones to power smartphones, automobiles or grids. Scientists with the Advanced Calcium Batteries project are looking into using calcium for batteries, because its wide availability and electrochemical potential makes it an enticing – and even rechargeable…

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Posted 6/29/15 at 2:06 PM

STUDY OF NEAR-HIT INCIDENTS TO AID IN INJURY AVOIDANCE

The CEO Safety Newsletter published by the MSHA-NSSGA Alliance is promoting the study on near-hit incidents (i.e., those cases in which a potentially serious injury was averted).  The goal is how management and workers can effectively address hazards for a safer workplace.  Alliance co-chairs Louis Griesemer of Springfield Underground, and Neal Merrifield of MSHA urge…

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Posted 6/29/15 at 1:13 PM

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