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  • Aggregates Manager Magazine – “Show off your best reclamation project”

    When it comes to permitting, neighbors and local officials want to know how the site will be used once mining is complete. Reclamation plans can make or break your permitting effort. Fortunately, many aggregates producers have a great track record on land use. Aggregates Manager will feature reclamation projects through its website and July issue….

    Posted 4/24/15 at 1:00 PM

  • Congress Questions MSHA on Enforcement

    The U.S. House Workforce Protections Subcommittee posed pointed questions to MSHA’s Joe Main about the key facets of the agency’s enforcement work at an April 23 hearing. This hearing was prompted by NSSGA’s suggestion that the subcommittee hold this hearing at the beginning of this Congress. Prior to the hearing, NSSGA briefed the committee members…

    Posted 4/24/15 at 8:01 AM

  • NSSGA: TELL CONGRESS TO STOP THE WOTUS RULEMAKING TODAY

    NSSGA needs your help. In the next few weeks, the House will be voting on the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, H.R. 1732, that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing the rule on Waters of the United States. This legislation would force the EPA and the Corps to…

    Posted 4/23/15 at 1:22 PM

  • 2016 APPROPRIATIONS STARTS WITH A FOCUS ON WOTUS, TRANSPORTATION

    Although congressional negotiators have just started work to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the budget resolution, the House Appropriations Committee has swung into gear on the 2016 appropriations process. According to Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R.-Ky., the energy and water spending bill, which contains a rider that would slow the Waters of the…

    Posted 4/23/15 at 9:00 AM

  • FEEDSTUFFS – “NALC to expand limestone operations”

    EDITOR’S NOTE: To keep PMD members aware of the news affecting the industry, NSSGA regularly sweeps public databases and publications for industry-specific stories such as the following. NALC LLC, a limestone and industrial minerals company, will invest $5 million to establish a second limestone quarry and fine-grind facility in Cloverdale, Ind., one-half mile from its…

    Posted 4/22/15 at 4:53 PM

  • NSSGA RECOGNIZED AS LEADER IN SUSTAINABILITY

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22, 2015– On this Earth Day, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is proud to announce it is one of the first 13 trade associations in the country to have been recognized by the Green Seal Green Office Partnership Program. As a Green Seal office, NSSGA has become more sustainable…

    Posted 4/22/15 at 1:31 PM

  • AGGREGATES ADVOCATES STORM CAPITOL HILL FOR TCC FLY-IN

    More than 500 individuals representing 31 national associations and construction unions traveled to Washington, D.C. April 14-15 to press Congress for action on highway reauthorization before the current extension of MAP-21 expires May 31. One quarter of those attending the event hailed from NSSGA member companies. The TCC Fly-In kicked off Tuesday afternoon with attendees…

    Posted 4/22/15 at 1:00 PM

  • FIRST HIGHWAY MATERIALS GROUP MEETING A SUCCESS

    Over 100 company representatives attended the first Highway Materials Group Meeting, organized by NSSGA, on April 14 immediately preceding the Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-in in Washington, D.C. The session opened with an address by Charles S. Luck IV, NSSGA chairman, as he welcomed attendees and gave a short history of the Highway Materials Group. Over…

    Posted 4/22/15 at 9:41 AM

  • FIRST FATALITY OF 2015 REPORTED AT DREDGE OPERATION DEMONSTRATES IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY BEST PRACTICES

    MSHA reported a fatality at a dredge operation in Nebraska.  On March 17, a 44-year old driver was operating a loaded articulated haul truck along an elevated roadway next to a dredge pond.  After traveling about 125 yards from the loading point, the vehicle drifted into the water.  The victim was transported to a local…

    Posted 4/21/15 at 5:12 PM

  • HIGHWAY FUNDING LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY RAMPS UP

    Reps. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., introduced a bill April 16 aimed at tackling the Highway Trust Fund crisis by indexing the gas tax to inflation, a move that is only expected to increase the user fee by 0.4 cents next year and keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through 2016. Additionally, it…

    Posted 4/20/15 at 3:13 PM