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  • CONGRESS CONTINUES EFFORTS TO RESTRAIN ADMINISTRATION’S REGULATORY OVERREACH

    The 114th Congress has been busy combating President Obama’s regulatory agenda, which includes many proposed rules that will have a direct impact on NSSGA members.  The Republican congressional majority is intent on increasing transparency and accountability from federal agencies.  Thwarting the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule is very high on the agenda. NSSGA continues…

    Posted 2/17/15 at 11:44 AM

  • NSSGA MEMBERS STORM CAPITOL HILL ON WOTUS RULE

    For the third time in the past year, NSSGA members stormed Capitol Hill to explain their opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plans to quickly finalize the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS), despite getting nearly a million comments. “This rule is especially damaging to our industry, as we operate in areas EPA…

    Posted 2/13/15 at 1:28 PM

  • NSSGA: PROPOSED CIVIL PENALTIES RULE REVISIONS “STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION”

    MSHA has taken the unusual step of making substantial revisions to the proposed civil penalties rule even before the close of the comment period. NSSGA and other stakeholders expressed strong opposition to the original rule as it reduces operators’ options to contest citations and risks dramatically increasing penalty assessments. The changes, announced Feb. 10, involve…

    Posted 2/12/15 at 5:23 PM

  • Shuster and Foxx Address Infrastructure Investment and Being #StuckInTraffic

    On Wednesday, Feb 12, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa.,  held a Twitter “Town Hall” using the hashtag #StuckInTraffic to speak on the nation’s infrastructure needs. This is a small step toward a bipartisan solution of funding  highways and passing a longterm transportation bill. See the…

    Posted 2/12/15 at 3:37 PM

  • DOT’S FOXX PUSHES LAWMAKERS ON HIGHWAY BILL

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Feb. 12 regarding the Obama administration’s plans for a long-term highway bill this year. According to Foxx, DOT is preparing to release a six-year, $478 billion surface transportation plan in the coming weeks.  With the federal Highway Trust Fund authorization set…

    Posted 2/12/15 at 3:04 PM

  • GOLD RUSH’S DAVE TURIN TO KEYNOTE YOUNG LEADERS LUNCHEON AT AGG1

    Dave Turin of Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” television series will be the keynote speaker at the Young Leaders Luncheon at the 2015 AGG1 Academy and Expo, March 17, in Baltimore, Md. Turin will discuss the importance of attracting and retaining talented young leaders in the aggregates and mining industries. The Young Leaders Luncheon will take…

    Posted 2/10/15 at 12:43 PM

  • NSSGA HONORS CALPORTLAND’S MATT HINCK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb., 5, 2015 – Matthew Hinck, environmental manager, CalPortland Company, Glendora, Calif., has been selected to receive the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s 2014 Environmental Leadership Award. NSSGA’s Environmental Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has made exemplary contributions to the industry’s environmental responsiveness, is involved with NSSGA’s environmental programs and has…

    Posted 2/6/15 at 4:49 PM

  • OAIMA RECEIVES PUBLIC OUTREACH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING AWARENESS EFFORTS

    The Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) was recently awarded the 2014 Minerals Education-Public Outreach Award from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for its outstanding efforts to raise awareness about the use of aggregates and minerals and their important role in our daily lives. For details, please see the complete story at the…

    Posted 2/6/15 at 4:00 PM

  • NOT YOUR FATHER’S NSSGA LEGAL SYMPOSIUM: RISK MANAGER’S CHANCE FOR GATHERING KEY INFO IN JUST ONE PLACE

    NSSGA’s annual Legal Symposium is known for being an outstanding resource for attorneys concerned with safeguarding operators’ rights, but this year the Symposium also will provide information benefitting virtually all who are involved in risk management.  Just two of the wide-ranging presentations being offered are: Effective Communications in the Age of Social Media will deliver…

    Posted 2/6/15 at 10:16 AM

  • SENATE EPW AND HOUSE T&I COMMITTEES PUSH BACK ON WATERS RULE

    In a rare House-Senate hearing, both Republicans and Democrats voiced concerns over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, noting that agency must carefully consider public and industry comments before finalizing the rule. Though EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy committed to fully vetting the reported 1 million comments received, she did not…

    Posted 2/5/15 at 4:00 PM