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  • There is still time to apply for NSSGA awards

    NSSGA members have until Nov. 15 to apply for the Awards of Excellence in Community Relations, the James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year Award and Safety Excellence Awards. The recipients of these awards will be recognized at NSSGA’s Annual Convention that will be held in conjunction with CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas from March…

    Posted 10/21/16 at 6:00 PM

  • Industry Sees Safest Year Yet

    Fiscal 2016 was the safest year in mining, ever. According to MSHA, there were a record-low number of 24 fatalities at more than 13,000 operations across the country from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 31, 2016. Looking just at aggregates, injuries are down to just 2 per 200,000 hours worked for 2015. “Each year for…

    Posted 10/20/16 at 7:30 PM

  • New Standard Shows Ground Calcium Carbonate Enhances Concrete

    New Standard Enhances Concrete New specification for ground calcium carbonate and aggregate mineral fillers will be useful for producers who work with various forms of concrete. Read this edition of PMD Newsline for this and other stories cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. Read more at For Construction Pros.   Ground and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate…

    Posted 10/20/16 at 3:56 PM

  • Demand for Cement and Concrete Additives Expected to Grow

    The demand for cement and additives for concrete is expected to grow by 7 percent each year through 2020, putting the value at $4 billion that year. Concrete consumption is on the rise due to increased construction according to The Freedonia Group, an industry research firm based in Cleveland, as is the demand for additives….

    Posted 10/18/16 at 7:45 PM

  • Regulatory Topics Box Score

    NSSGA compiles a snapshot of regulatory updates for members of the Pulverized Mineral Division. Check out this monthly glimpse of regulatory issues affecting the aggregates industry, including key permitting issues. Download the PDF file .

    Posted 10/13/16 at 2:00 PM

  • NSSGA Comments Influence EPA Rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accepted guidance from NSSGA to limit the negative effect that natural events can have on operators’ air permits. Several of the NSSGA comments submitted to EPA  on the proposed rule were reflected in the final rule which clarifies EPA’s treatment of exceptional events.  Exceptional events are unusual or naturally occurring events…

    Posted 10/13/16 at 12:32 PM

  • Gas Tax Increase Ends Construction Freeze in New Jersey

    Lawmakers in New Jersey approved a 23 cents-a-gallon increase on gasoline in order to pay for much-needed transportation projects and end a statewide construction freeze. It is the first increase in taxes on gasoline in the state since 1988. The new tax may take effect this month and will be offset by a sales tax…

    Posted 10/12/16 at 5:15 PM

  • Register Today for Noise and Dust Workshop, Nov. 8-10

    Registration is now open for NSSGA’s Noise & Dust workshop. This three-day workshop will be held in Irwindale, Calif., on Nov. 8-10 with two days of classroom instruction and one day of field work. This unique event allows participants to learn how to conduct and monitor noise and dust exposure and hazards, record and interpret…

    Posted 10/11/16 at 9:00 AM

  • MSHA’s Merrifield to Retire This Month

    Neal Merrifield, MSHA metal/nonmetal administrator, will retire from the administration Oct. 29, 2016, according to Joe Main, MSHA assistant secretary. He made the announcement during an MSHA stakeholder meeting Oct. 4 and said that Merrifield will be succeeded on an interim basis by Kevin Stricklin, MSHA’s coal administrator. Main said that the change stands as…

    Posted 10/7/16 at 2:30 PM

  • Limestone Trade Declines on the Great Lakes

    Limestone Trade Declines on the Great Lakes Shipments of limestone have decreased 13.5 percent since last year on the Great Lakes. Read this edition of PMD Newsline for this and other stories cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. http://www.marinelink.com/news/limestone-august-great414985.aspx   New Material Manufactured from Limestone Could Be Used to Make Paper and Plastic Innovative material…

    Posted 10/7/16 at 11:06 AM