Category: Environmental

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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