NSSGA sent a letter to all members of Congress Sept. 9, not only to acknowledge the passage of another extension for the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015, but also to implore them to finally address the long-term stability and sustainability of the program now.  It asks them not to wait until next Congress to develop…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 10:53 AM


    The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association filed its latest set of comments Aug. 15 with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on the agency’s proposed rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. NSSGA comments can be found here. OSHA’s proposal is important to aggregates producers because some operations are under OSHA jurisdiction;…

    Posted 8/19/14 at 7:56 PM

  • The Highway Materials Group Letter to the Senate on The Highway Trust Fund Fix

        Dear Members of the United States Senate:   The Highway Materials Group, comprised of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the American Concrete Pavement Association, the National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association, the Portland Cement Association and the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, urges you to vote for H.R. 5021,…

    Posted 7/28/14 at 4:13 PM

  • NSSGA Support Letter to ALL Senate on the Highway Trust Fund Patch

    July 23, 2014 Dear Senator,   The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) urges you to support H.R.5021, the “Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014,” a bill that was overwhelming passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and soon will be on the Senate floor. America’s highway and public transportation programs are facing…

    Posted 7/24/14 at 8:36 PM


    NSSGA submitted formal comments to the U. S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on the agency’s proposed standard that would regulate occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica on Feb. 11, 2014. The proposal is important to NSSGA members because it directly affects the operations of many vertically-integrated members, and because the U.S. Mine Safety and…

    Posted 2/11/14 at 10:25 PM

  • Letter to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration Supporting Full Funding of State Grants

    January 14, 2014 Mr. Jeffrey Duncan Director Educational Policy and Development U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration 1100 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, Virginia  22309 Dear Jeff, In recognition of the important role played in mine safety and health by effective training programs historically supported by the State Grants program authorized by Section 503 of the 1977…

    Posted 1/14/14 at 2:48 PM

  • 2013 Government Affairs Accomplishments Letter

    Before we usher in the new year and begin to tackle its many challenges, we pause to reflect on the past year…

    Posted 12/24/13 at 6:02 PM

  • Commending Chairman Barbara Boxer on the Passage of WRRDA

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) commends both the House and Senate on drafting and passing two truly bipartisan bills to maintain and strengthen America’s vital water infrastructure.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 5:57 PM

  • Comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Draft Report

    Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific
    Evidence (September, 2013 External Review Draft, EPA/600/R-11/-98B).

    Posted 11/6/13 at 9:36 PM

  • NSSGA Urges the House to Pass WRRDA Bill

    On behalf of the membership of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I urge you to support the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

    Posted 10/22/13 at 7:28 PM