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  • 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

  • MSHA MAKES AGENCY TRAINING RESOURCES MORE READILY AVAILABLE

    In order to do a more effective job of delivering its training resources, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has rearranged its web-based presentation of training materials on workplace safety and health.  NSSGA applauds the move, which better positions the agency to assist operators in training, as called for in the 1977 Mine Act….

    Posted 11/24/14 at 1:47 PM

  • In case you missed it: “60 MINUTES” – “Falling Apart: America’s Neglected Infrastructure”

    “There are a lot of people in the United States right now who think the country is falling apart and, at least in one respect, they’re correct. Our roads and bridges are crumbling, our airports are out of date and the vast majority of our seaports are in danger of becoming obsolete,” said 60-Minutes’ Steve…

    Posted 11/24/14 at 10:44 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

  • DON’T MISS “60 MINUTES,” SUNDAY, NOV. 23 – AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE IS “ON LIFE SUPPORT”

    Federal Highway Trust Fund  – Which Funds Road and Bridge Repair – is Nearly Broke Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tells 60 MINUTES that many of the roads and bridges we drive on every day are “on life support.” What’s more, nearly 70,000 bridges in the U.S. are deemed structurally deficient.   “I don’t want to…

    Posted 11/21/14 at 12:36 PM

  • 2015 AGG1 ACADEMY & EXPO REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – REGISTER BY JAN. 23 AND SAVE 40%

    Registration is now open for the 2015 AGG1 Academy & Expo, March 17-19, Baltimore, Maryland. AGG1 is the aggregates industry’s leading exposition and education event, featuring in-depth, aggregates-focused educational programming and comprehensive exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and innovation in aggregates-related equipment, products and services. Plus, it’s the best opportunity you’ll have all year…

    Posted 11/20/14 at 2:27 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

  • Invite Your New or Returning Member of Congress for a Visit

    Inviting your newly-elected or re-elected representative and senators to visit your facility or arranging a meeting with them in their district office before the 114th Congress convenes in January will serve to link the issues the aggregates industry champions with their own constituents.  Success will only be possible with your support for NSSGA’s effort to…

    Posted 11/18/14 at 9:53 PM

  • Tell Congress to Fix The Highway Trust Fund Before Year’s End

    A new Congress has been elected that will be seated in January, but work still remains for members of the current 113th Congress. Tell them today that their job is not done until they fix the Highway Trust Fund! Call your members of Congress now to urge them to use the lame-duck legislative session to…

    Posted 11/18/14 at 9:53 PM