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  • STATE ASSOCIATIONS FORM COALITIONS TO OPPOSE CLEAN WATER ACT OVERREACH

    State aggregates associations have joined the fight to oppose EPA’s proposed expansion of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, which would substantially increase the long-term cost of aggregates.   Steve Rudloff of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association recently participated in a Congressional Roundtable with more than 20 other organizations opposing the rule. Additionally, the Missouri coalition…

    Posted 10/14/14 at 9:38 PM

  • SMALL PRODUCERS MEET TO DISCUSS MUTUAL CONCERNS

    Chief executives of small aggregates producers met Oct. 6 at the NSSGA Board Meeting in Santa Barbara to discuss operational, regulatory and legislative issues of concern. The operators were briefed on key issues such as: The ongoing push for Congress to act fix the Highway Trust Fund before the end of the year; Environmental issues, e.g.,…

    Posted 10/14/14 at 9:28 PM

  • BOXER PRESSES HOUSE FOR ROAD FUND FIX

    Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., continues to push the House’s tax writing chairman to shore up the dwindling Highway Trust Fund (HTF). In a second letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., she implored him not to wait until the May 2015 deadline, but to work on a…

    Posted 10/14/14 at 9:05 PM

  • THERE IS STILL TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! REQUEST YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT NOW!

    Time is running out to request an absentee ballot for next month’s elections. If you or any of your employees are not sure you will be able to make it to the polls Nov. 7, you can still participate in the election. Don’t be silent – broad aggregates industry participation in the upcoming election is…

    Posted 10/14/14 at 8:52 PM

  • Video Next Step in Emphasizing Role of Aggregates

    “The success of the aggregates industry and the success of our nation are undeniably linked,” said Mike Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), to its board of directors when he previewed the association’s effort to promote the industry via an informational video. The three-minute spot, entitled “If the…

    Posted 10/13/14 at 5:53 PM

  • Martin Marietta’s Beckmann Quarry celebrates 2 million hours without a reportable incident

    For their efforts throughout 2013, the Southwest Division’s Beckmann Quarry was recognized as a 2014 Honor Plant, an award won by the quarry for the second time in three years.

    Posted 10/8/14 at 4:34 PM

  • EPA EXTENDS WOTUS COMMENT PERIOD – AGAIN

    In response to multiple industry submissions, including a letter from NSSGA, the Environmental Protection Agency has again extended the deadline for comments on the proposed Waters of the United States rule. The new deadline is Friday, Nov.14. EPA stated that the primary reason for the extension was to allow stakeholders a chance to review and…

    Posted 10/8/14 at 3:55 PM

  • U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY OFFICE TELLS EPA TO WITHDRAW CWA RULE

    The U.S. Small Business Advocacy Office is recommending that EPA withdraw its Proposed Jurisdictional Rule that would assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over many previously unregulated areas.

    Posted 10/8/14 at 3:42 PM

  • NSSGA CONTINUES FIGHT AGAINST MSHA PATTERN OF VIOLATIONS RULE

    Despite a recent loss in the U.S. Court of Appeals, NSSGA is continuing the legal fight against MSHA’s Pattern of Violations (POV) rule.  NSSGA, along with other mine industry associations, is challenging the rule in the Federal District Court in Ohio’s  Southern district.  NSSGA believes that the district court has requisite jurisdiction for hearing the…

    Posted 10/8/14 at 3:38 PM

  • Vulcan Announces Additional Acquisitions

    Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, Alabama, announced Sept. 30 that it has completed six acquisitions during the third quarter that further expand the company’s footprint and reserve positions in the best markets in America. The most recent acquisitions include five aggregates facilities and associated downstream assets in Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico,…

    Posted 10/8/14 at 3:32 PM