Category: Environmental

  • 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

  • ATLAS COPCO’S WATER FOR ALL INITIATIVE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

    Atlas Copco’s employee-run Water for All organization is celebrating 30 years of providing people in need with long-term access to safe, clean water and sanitation. Since the founding of Water for All in 1984, Atlas Copco and its employees have helped more than 1.5 million people gain access to clean drinking water. Water for All…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:30 PM

  • CORPS WEBINARS WILL TAKE COMMENTS ON WRRDA

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it will hold a series of webinars to take public comments on how to implement changes in its navigation and flood control construction programs that were mandated in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. The four webinars are scheduled for Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept….

    Posted 8/13/14 at 9:20 PM