Category: Environment

  • NSSGA Addresses The Aggregates Producers of Wisconsin Annual Convention

    As part of NSSGA’s state partnership initiative, NSSGA kicked of the annual Aggregates Producers of Wisconsin (APW) Convention in Stevens Point, Wisconsin on December 4,. About 45 members of the APW heard an update on NSSGA priorities from Environmental Services Director Emily Coyner.  Topics included the status of highway funding, the waters of the U.S….

    Posted 12/10/14 at 3:00 PM

  • EPA Begins Particulate Matter Review

    EPA has begun to develop a new Integrated Science Assessment for the Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards (PM NAAQS), the first step in its 5 year review process, according to a  Dec. 3 Federal Register notice. The notice calls for new studies and sets the opening workshop to begin the evaluation of recent…

    Posted 12/10/14 at 9:00 AM

  • 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…

    Posted 11/26/14 at 11:07 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…

    Posted 11/21/14 at 2:46 PM

  • HOUSE CONSIDERS LEGISLATION AFFECTING SCIENCE IN REGULATIONS

    The House is considering three bills this week that deal with the role of science in the formulation of new federal regulations. H.R. 4012 would require the Environmental Protection Agency to publicly release all of the data it uses to justify regulations; H.R. 4795 would change requirements on air regulations and legislation and H.R. 1422…

    Posted 11/20/14 at 1:07 PM

  • NSSGA Meets With EPA to Oppose Clean Water Act Overreach

    On the eve of the comment deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed expansion of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, NSSGA met with senior staff at EPA to discuss NSSGA’s opposition to the rule.  NSSGA staff members were joined by Mark D. Williams of Luck Stone, who showed an on-the-ground example of how…

    Posted 11/18/14 at 10:40 PM

  • NSSGA ASKS EPA TO WITHDRAW ITS FLAWED RULE ON “WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES”

    The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider its proposal to radically expand the scope of federal authority over water and land uses across the U.S.  Aggregates producers argued that the policy change is unjustifiable and the cost to the…

    Posted 11/14/14 at 4:12 PM

  • EPA WATERS OF THE U.S. DOCKET CLOSES THIS FRIDAY, YOUR COMMENTS NEEDED!

    The deadline to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency/Army Corps of Engineers proposed rule on Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) is this Friday, Nov. 14. EPA and the Corps must hear from the aggregates industry about the effects the WOTUS rule will have on current operations and future expansion. By submitting comments you are…

    Posted 11/12/14 at 12:29 PM

  • ASSOCIATIONS, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WEIGH IN ON WATERS OF THE U.S.

    NSSGA is finalizing comprehensive comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Army Corps of Engineers proposed Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS) in advance of the Nov.14 deadline for comments.  NSSGA is joined by a host of other trade associations, governors, attorneys general and members of Congress who are weighing in on the effects this…

    Posted 10/29/14 at 1:11 PM

  • HELP STOP THE WOTUS RULEMAKING; SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE EPA

    NSSGA encourages aggregates producers to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on the proposed rulemaking on Waters of the U.S., with a new extended comment deadline of Nov.14. NSSGA has created a comment template for members available here. Your comments to the EPA and the Corps are essential. …

    Posted 10/21/14 at 9:07 PM