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  • AMENDMENT TO LIMIT THE EPA WOTUS RULE PROPOSED IN SENATE

    Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., offered an amendment to the Senate budget resolution March 23 that would limit Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction, and exclude groundwater, stormwater and stormwater systems, irrigation systems, wastewater systems, isolated ponds, ditches and puddles. The amendment targets the proposed rule on Waters of the United States (WOTUS) originating from the Environmental…

    Posted 3/24/15 at 12:26 PM

  • Charlie Luck Takes Over as Chairman of NSSGA

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 23 – Charles Luck IV, president and CEO of Luck Companies, Richmond, Va., is the 2015 Chairman of the Board of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). His election came during the NSSGA Board of Directors’ meeting at the association’s annual convention in Baltimore, March 18. “Charlie’s insights into what…

    Posted 3/24/15 at 9:52 AM

  • KEY ALLIES IN FIGHT FOR LONG-TERM TRANSPORTATION BILL ADDRESS NSSGA

    At NSSGA’s Closing General Session March 18, Bud Wright, executive director of the Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and Gov. Bill Graves, President of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), joined NSSGA’s President and CEO Michael W. Johnson in a panel discussion on what it will take to move Congress to pass in a long-term, well-financed…

    Posted 3/19/15 at 10:15 AM

  • NSSGA’S ANNUAL CONVENTION KEYNOTE SPEAKER DISCUSSES WORKPLACE GENERATIONAL ISSUES

    In his presentation, “Rocking the Workplace: Leading and Engaging Four Generations,” David Stillman, an expert on generational issues in the workplace, discussed how to motivate and manage four  generations that are now working side-by-side in the workplace. Based on his best-selling book “When Generations Collide” and years of research, Stillman outlined the top talent trends…

    Posted 3/18/15 at 3:32 PM

  • Largest Ever AGG1 & World of Asphalt

    When the 2015 AGG1 and World of Asphalt kicked off March 17 in Baltimore, it broke all previous attendance records by mid-day – as well as set records for the number of exhibitors and exhibit space, and number education tickets purchased. For AGG1, it meant: More than 3,200 registered attendees – with more than 2…

    Posted 3/18/15 at 3:10 PM

  • Guest Speakers Impart Critical Information for the Aggregates Industry at NSSGA Annual Convention Opening Session

    Congressman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, spoke to a full room of NSSGA’s Annual Convention attendees. He noted that both sides of the political aisle are talking about a surface transportation bill. The question, he said, was the amount of money to fund it. Shuster emphasized that a fiscally responsible…

    Posted 3/17/15 at 5:00 PM

  • SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF REGULATORS

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled March 9 that federal agencies can revise interpretations of their own ambiguous regulations and do not have to follow the public notice and comment procedures that are in place for implementing new rules. The unanimous 9-0 ruling in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association is seen as a major victory for…

    Posted 3/11/15 at 12:51 PM

  • House Transportation Committee Chair and Financial Columnist to Address NSSGA Convention Opening

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 10, 2015 – House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and columnist, diplomat and author James Glassman will speak at the opening session of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) 2015 Annual Convention, Monday, March 16, at the Baltimore Hilton, Baltimore, Md. “Surface transportation reauthorization remains NSSGA’s highest…

    Posted 3/10/15 at 3:40 PM

  • Virginia quarry fined for dust violation

    [A Roanoke aggregates quarry] agreed to pay a $9,750 fine after being cited by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for allowing too much dust to escape its operation. SOURCE: Aggregates Manager EDITORS NOTE:  This story highlights the need for additional training and vigilance to mitigate noise and dust.  NSSGA’s Vice President for Safety,…

    Posted 3/9/15 at 1:00 PM

  • Calcium Carbonate Market Projections Show Growth

    Calcium Carbonate Industry 2018-2019 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Markets This is a professional and in-depth market survey on Global and Chinese Calcium carbonate industry. The report firstly reviews the basic information of Calcium carbonate including its classification, application and manufacturing technology. The report then explores global and China’s top manufacturers of Calcium carbonate listing…

    Posted 3/6/15 at 2:35 PM