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  • Toxic Substances Bill Heads to President

    President Obama is expected to sign the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) soon, now that both chambers of Congress approved the first update to regulating toxic chemicals in 26 years. Unlike recent regulations pushed out by the administration, NSSGA supported the TSCA modernization bill and the final measure includes language suggested by the association. The…

    Posted 6/10/16 at 9:20 AM

  • Regulatory Box Score

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    Posted 6/9/16 at 2:50 PM

  • MSHA Proposes Burdensome Workplace Exams Rule

    Additional compliance burdens will be placed on aggregates operators as a result of MSHA’s proposed rule on workplace exams (30 USC 56.18002) unveiled June 7 during a stakeholder meeting at the agency’s headquarters.   The proposed rule requires that a competent person sign and date an examination record that includes descriptions of locations and conditions…

    Posted 6/7/16 at 3:08 PM

  • MSHA Releases Timeline for Possible New Rules

    The end of the Obama Administration is fewer than eight months away, but MSHA’s Spring Regulatory Agenda demonstrates the Administration’s push for more regulatory burdens on operators. According to the agenda released during the week of May 16, MSHA is likely delaying the release of “limited” final rule on civil penalties (Part 100). The rule,…

    Posted 6/6/16 at 12:20 PM

  • Listen: NSSGA Radio Tour Reaches Millions

    Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, recently reached an estimated 4.7 million radio listeners. Listen to a clip from an interview with Fox News Radio at the link below. Johnson spoke to a dozen local radio stations and national networks about the vital ways aggregates are used to build and improve our country’s infrastructure,…

    Posted 6/3/16 at 8:00 PM

  • Become a VSI Crushing Expert

    You can learn from one of our top rated AGG1 Academy speakers and President of CEMCO Inc., Neil Hise, as he shares 45 years of experience with the operation and service of vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushers. Attendees will hear an in-depth discussion of the dynamics and configurations of a VSI crusher as actual processing photos…

    Posted 6/3/16 at 4:50 PM

  • Limestone Trade Increases on the Great Lakes

    Marine Link recently reported a 7 percent increase in shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes, as well as an increase in trade stands of 10.6 percent. Read more about this and other stories relevant to pulverized minerals producers.  http://www.marinelink.com/news/limestone-lakes-great409436.aspx Industry Today highlights a new market study by Transparency Market Research that shows a rise…

    Posted 6/2/16 at 4:23 PM

  • Air Rules Could Have a Longer Review Period

    Under a bill approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the mandatory review cycle for national ambient air quality standards would change from five to ten years. These standards are used in aggregates producers’ state air permits or relate to particulate matter rules, and the production of aggregates could be reduced if these standards…

    Posted 6/2/16 at 9:20 AM

  • Ready to Take Charge of the Industry?

    NSSGA members face a brutal regulatory environment and there are some lawmakers on Capitol Hill who don’t fully understand the value of aggregates operations in their districts. NSSGA invites members to come to Washington, D.C., this September for critical meetings on regulatory issues and meetings with members of Congress. Registration is now open for the…

    Posted 6/1/16 at 2:20 PM

  • Supreme Court Rules Against EPA in Clean Water Act Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on May 31, that a landowner can appeal a determination from the Army Corps of Engineers that a water body is subject to federal jurisdiction and permit requirements under the Clean Water Act through the federal court system.  In his concurrence with Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision, Justice Anthony…

    Posted 5/31/16 at 5:30 PM