Monthly Archives: November 2013

  • NSSGA ACTIVE ON SILICA RULEMAKING RESPONSE

    NSSGA has filed a second formal request with the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration for an extension of the agency’s crystalline silica rulemaking public comment period.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 9:25 PM

  • NSSGA PARTICIPATES IN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE

    NSSGA was recently invited to participate in a Congressional roundtable discussion on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed crystalline silica rule. NSSGA used the opportunity to voice its concerns about the agency’s unrealistic schedule for public comments and its proposal to reduce the permissible exposure limit by half

    Posted 11/21/13 at 9:11 PM

  • OZINGA SAVING BIG ON ALTERNATIVE FUEL

    Ready-mix concrete maker Ozinga, Mokena, Ill., has been saving a significant amount of money by fueling its distinctive candy-striped trucks with natural gas, and is making the alternative fuel more accessible to the general public.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 9:09 PM

  • MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HEAD HOME FOR THANKSGIVING – SHOW THEM YOUR BUSINESS IS SOMETHING EVERYONE SHOULD BE THANKFUL FOR!

    Congress heads home for Thanksgiving week on Friday before returning to Washington for a final two week sprint on Dec. 2. Take some time either next week or during the final few weeks of December to continue holding meetings with your senators and representative.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 8:57 PM

  • TRAFFIC FATALITIES INCREASE

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Nov. 14 that the data shows traffic fatalities increased in 2012 – the first increase since 2005.  While the newly-released data marks the first increase since 2005, highway deaths over the past five years continue to remain at historic lows. According to the NHTSA, highway deaths increased to…

    Posted 11/21/13 at 8:33 PM

  • DOT ROLLS OUT PROPOSED PRIMARY FREIGHT NETWORK CORRIDORS

    The Department of Transportation rolled out its plans Nov. 18 for a proposed “Primary Freight Network” of road corridors.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 8:29 PM

  • SENATORS INTRODUCE BRIDGE BILL

    Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) announced Nov. 14 the introduction of the BRIDGE Act, a bipartisan bill designed to create an “independent nonpartisan financing authority” to accompany current transportation funding.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 7:21 PM

  • Commending Chairman Barbara Boxer on the Passage of WRRDA

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) commends both the House and Senate on drafting and passing two truly bipartisan bills to maintain and strengthen America’s vital water infrastructure.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 5:57 PM

  • REPUBLICANS URGE EPA TO WITHDRAW PROPOSED RULE ON CLEAN WATER ACT JURISDICTION

    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Western Caucus, and Reps. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), co-chairs of the Congressional Western Caucus, joined 27 other Republicans in urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to withdraw the draft rule on Clean Water Act jurisdiction.

    Posted 11/20/13 at 7:55 PM

  • HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE EXAMINES SENATE REFORMS TO TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT

    The House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing Nov. 13 to examine the Senate’s most recent effort to modernize the regulation of chemicals in commerce through S.1009, The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013.

    Posted 11/20/13 at 6:43 PM