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  • NSSGA STRONGLY ENCOURAGES YOUR COMMENTS ON EPA’S UNLAWFUL CLEAN WATER ACT OVERREACH

    We need your comments in opposition to the rule. Please submit your comments on EPA’s Proposed Jurisdictional Rule that would assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over many previously unregulated areas. NSSGA needs your help if we are going to be effective in stopping a harmful rule; EPA is expecting a record number of comments in…

    Posted 10/1/14 at 3:27 PM

  • A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

    If you couldn’t tell by the countless TV ads, an election is coming.  435 members of the House of Representatives and 36 senators are acutely aware that they could lose their jobs this November.  Because of the election, Congress is listening.  We must seize this opportunity to focus them on the aggregates industry highest priority: passing…

    Posted 9/26/14 at 8:14 PM

  • NAM STUDY SHOWS COSTS OF REGULATIONS ARE UPWARD OF $2 TRILLION A YEAR.

    An opinion piece on “Fox News” Sept. 10 by the National Association of Manufacturers Chief Economist Chad Moutray notes that a recent NAM study shows that “88 percent of manufacturers see regulatory compliance as a top business challenge.” Moutray states that “manufacturers are mostly upbeat,” but also “tentative,” as they continue to wait “anxiously for…

    Posted 9/18/14 at 9:07 PM

  • MSHA GRANTS EXTENSION FOR CIVIL PENALTIES COMMENTS AT NSSGA REQUEST

    The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has delayed the deadline for comments on a new rule after NSSGA argued that the complex, wide-ranging proposal would require additional analysis. Public comments on the agency’s civil penalties rule are now due Dec. 3, two months later than the original Sept. 29 deadline.  MSHA officials say that…

    Posted 9/18/14 at 9:06 PM

  • NSSGA/NAPA Fly-In Paves The Way To The Future

    The NSSGA/NAPA “Paving The Way To The Future” Fly-In held Sept. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. attracted more than 100 individuals from the highway construction materials industries. Attendees heard from a high-level panel of House and Senate transportation staffers on plans to advance surface transportation reauthorization, as well as from Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who wrote…

    Posted 9/17/14 at 9:04 PM

  • HIGHWAY INDUSTRIES SEND LETTER TO CONGRESS PLEADING FOR ‘ROBUST,’ LONG-TERM HIGHWAY FUNDING

    The highway industries sent a letter to Congress pleading for “robust,” long-term highway funding. The letter urged Congress to “act now” to avoid prolonging the infrastructure funding crisis “that is the result of failure to provide long-term stable funding for transportation.” Lobbyists including transportation officials, equipment manufacturers and other concerned businessmen and women sent a…

    Posted 9/17/14 at 5:10 PM

  • NSSGA ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS MEET WITH SENATORS ON WOTUS

    NSSGA invited members of the Environmental Committee to Washington, D.C., a day before the committee meeting, to visit with Senate offices on the Waters of the United States rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers. Seven Committee members from five companies were able to participate for an afternoon of…

    Posted 9/16/14 at 9:19 PM

  • ATLAS COPCO AMONG TOP RANKED COMPANIES IN DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX

    Atlas Copco, Commerce City, Colorado, a provider of industrial productivity solutions, was again listed as one of the top companies in its industry in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 2014/2015. The index lists the world’s leading sustainability-driven companies. “It is gratifying that this well-respected index once again has chosen Atlas Copco for inclusion,”…

    Posted 9/16/14 at 8:49 PM

  • HOUSE DEMANDS EPA STOP WATERS RULE

    H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, passed Sept. 9 by a vote of 262 yeas to 152 nays, with more than 30 Democrats supporting the bill. The bill would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule expanding jurisdiction over Waters of…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:52 PM