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  • NSSGA Accepting Scholarship Applications!

    Calling all college students!  NSSGA is accepting applications through May 27 for the 2016 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship. The Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship is presented annually to a student who plans to pursue a career in the aggregates industry. This $2,500 scholarship was created to honor the memory of the late Barry K. Wendt,…

    Posted 4/22/16 at 1:06 PM

  • Uptick in Contruction Spurs growth in Supplementary Cementious Materials

    The supplementary cementitious materials market could reach $103.2 billion by 2020, according to a BBC Research report. Read this and other stories relevant to pulverized minerals producers. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/uptick-in-global-construction-to-spur-growth-in-scm-market-reports-bcc-research-2016-04-14 This QY Research study offers a very advanced look into the global market of flue gas treatment systems for manufacturing in 2016. http://netdugout.com/2016/03/global-flue-gas-treatment-systems-cement-manufacturing-market-2016-industry-research-analysis-forecast-2020/ New study suggests that the search…

    Posted 4/21/16 at 2:51 PM

  • House Moves To Stop Waters Rule Through Spending Bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives is set up to vote on the Energy and Water Appropriations bill soon, now that the bill is out of committee. The $37.4 billion bill includes a policy rider, or legal language, that stops the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and increases the budget…

    Posted 4/20/16 at 5:01 PM

  • Senate FAA Bill Takes Wing

    The U.S. Senate, after two weeks of negotiations, passed a reauthorization bill today that funds the Federal Aviation Administration for 18 months. The $33 billion bill, passed overwhelmingly on a vote of 95-3, funds the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) at $3.5 billion, an increase over the current $3.3 billion level, which will provide funding for…

    Posted 4/19/16 at 5:30 PM

  • Webinar On Stormwater Permit Changes

    Changes may be coming to your permits. The Environmental Protection Agency’s recently revised the multi-sector general permit for stormwater discharges, which informs all state permits. Do you know how this could affect your operation? Join us for a webinar from 1-2 p.m., Eastern time, on April 28, to hear from an aggregates producer who has…

    Posted 4/19/16 at 9:00 AM

  • Aggregates-Related Hearings on the Hill This Week

    NSSGA is following a number of hearings this week in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on regulations and issues with potential impacts on NSSGA members, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Silica Rule, the Endangered Species Act and Environmental Protection Agency’s budget. Tune in to these hearings and read more with the…

    Posted 4/18/16 at 2:04 PM

  • PMD NEWSLINE REGULATORY BOX SCORE

    NSSGA’s Pulverized Mineral Division (PMD) provides this regulatory update on key air and water issues for members.

    Posted 4/14/16 at 2:00 PM

  • WOTUS Rule Blocked in House Committee Bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee included language or “rider” in an annual spending bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. A House appropriations subpanel gave its blessing to the $37.4 billion spending bill for energy and water programs this afternoon. The fiscal 2017…

    Posted 4/13/16 at 4:00 PM

  • TCC Fly In Filling Up Fast: Register Today!

    Registration is open and filling up quickly for the annual Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In on May 10-11. This year’s fly-in is being held just steps from Capitol Hill at the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Rooms are still available, so join with your colleagues and advocate for the industry in…

    Posted 4/11/16 at 1:00 PM

  • Concrete Producers May Look to Import Coal Ash for their Products

    Concrete producers may look to import coal ash for their products, according to the Charlotte Observer. Read this and other stories relevant to pulverized minerals producers.  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article69284762.html  Researchers looking to use the calcium carbonate in egg shells for blending stronger, better polymers. https://student.societyforscience.org/article/eggshells-help-hatch-new-idea-packaging New report available on the calcium carbonate market in North America. With…

    Posted 4/7/16 at 2:56 PM