Category: Environmental

  • 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…

    Posted 10/21/14 at 9:07 PM

  • STATE ASSOCIATIONS FORM COALITIONS TO OPPOSE CLEAN WATER ACT OVERREACH

    State aggregates associations have joined the fight to oppose EPA’s proposed expansion of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, which would substantially increase the long-term cost of aggregates.   Steve Rudloff of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association recently participated in a Congressional Roundtable with more than 20 other organizations opposing the rule. Additionally, the Missouri coalition…

    Posted 10/14/14 at 9:38 PM

  • EPA EXTENDS WOTUS COMMENT PERIOD – AGAIN

    In response to multiple industry submissions, including a letter from NSSGA, the Environmental Protection Agency has again extended the deadline for comments on the proposed Waters of the United States rule. The new deadline is Friday, Nov.14. EPA stated that the primary reason for the extension was to allow stakeholders a chance to review and…

    Posted 10/8/14 at 3:55 PM

  • U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY OFFICE TELLS EPA TO WITHDRAW CWA RULE

    The U.S. Small Business Advocacy Office is recommending that EPA withdraw its Proposed Jurisdictional Rule that would assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over many previously unregulated areas.

    Posted 10/8/14 at 3:42 PM

  • NSSGA SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS OFFICE GREENING PROGRAM

    NSSGA was selected from other trade associations to participate in the prestigious American Society of Association Executives’ Foundation’s Office Greening Review grant program. This program, funded by the law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, will provide recognition and assistance for association offices to attain the GreenSeal designation. NSSGA will receive valuable resources to further…

    Posted 10/1/14 at 6:33 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…

    Posted 10/1/14 at 3:27 PM

  • NSSGA ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS MEET WITH SENATORS ON WOTUS

    NSSGA invited members of the Environmental Committee to Washington, D.C., a day before the committee meeting, to visit with Senate offices on the Waters of the United States rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers. Seven Committee members from five companies were able to participate for an afternoon of…

    Posted 9/16/14 at 9:19 PM

  • ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE TAKES ON INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

    Thirty-three members of the NSSGA Environmental Committee met to discuss important developments in the industry Sept. 10 in Washington, DC.  Members heard updates on the EPA’s CWA Expansion, PM 2.5 Testing, CWA Permit Vetos, Endangered Species Act, Trespass & Nuisance Cases, and Protection of Aggregates Resources.  Members also discussed successful visits to congressional offices in…

    Posted 9/16/14 at 8:53 PM

  • HOUSE DEMANDS EPA STOP WATERS RULE

    H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, passed Sept. 9 by a vote of 262 yeas to 152 nays, with more than 30 Democrats supporting the bill. The bill would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule expanding jurisdiction over Waters of…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:52 PM