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  • 7 Ways to Prep for Legislative & Policy Forum

    Follow these tips and we’ll take care of the rest. The Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting puts the aggregates industry face-to-face with lawmakers who have direct influence over the issues that impact daily operations. There are seven easy ways to prepare for meetings with members of Congress that only require a few minutes. NSSGA…

    Posted 9/22/17 at 2:30 PM

  • Last Chance! Tell EPA You Support the WOTUS Withdrawal by Sept. 27

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting comments on the withdrawal of the controversial 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) until Sept. 27, 2017. If you have not already done so, please tell EPA that you support the removal of a rule that would have allowed the federal government to regulate dry streambeds…

    Posted 9/21/17 at 3:15 PM

  • Someone’s Living the Suite Life in D.C.

    Joe Carnahan, general manager at Luck Companies, will live the “suite life” during NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting, Sept. 24-28, in Washington, D.C. Carnahan, a member of the Young Leaders Steering Committee, was drawn at random for an upgrade to a suite at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill for his stay…

    Posted 9/18/17 at 9:00 AM

  • Congress in the Quarries

    Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, chairman of the House Rules Committee, visited Martin Marietta’s Southwest, Cement and Southwest Ready Mix divisional headquarters office in Dallas, Texas on Aug. 23. “We appreciated that the congressman took time out of his very busy August recess to visit our divisional offices,” said David Perkins, vice president of environmental, government…

    Posted 9/16/17 at 12:00 PM

  • A Chance to Reform Taxes and Highway Funding

    The chairman of the House committee tasked with overhauling the nation’s tax code said that he was open to including sustained infrastructure funding as part of a tax reform package. “Infrastructure’s sort of the satellite that continues to circle tax reform,” House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady, R-Texas, told Politico on Thursday, Sept….

    Posted 9/14/17 at 4:43 PM

  • Recognizing Outstanding Environmental Stewardship and Leadership

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 14, 2017 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced the recipients of the 2017 Environmental Excellence, Stars of Excellence and the Environmental Leadership Awards. “I am proud to congratulate these award recipients, as they continue to make an outstanding difference in our industry by fostering environmental stewardship and…

    Posted 9/14/17 at 12:30 PM

  • EPA Announces Public Meetings on WOTUS Revision

    NSSGA urges member companies to comment on the withdraw of the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule by Sept. 27. The association has drafted a template that can be useful for members to let the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) know that the WOTUS rule would have harmed the entire aggregates industry by unlawfully expanding…

    Posted 9/13/17 at 5:41 PM

  • MSHA Proposes Major Changes to Workplace Exams Rule

    MSHA announced major changes to its Workplace Examinations Rule today. The agency is proposing an extension of the effective date from Oct. 2, 2017 to March 2, 2018, and to allow the exams to be occur “before work begins, or as miners begin work in that place.” MSHA said that the effective date extension is needed…

    Posted 9/11/17 at 5:49 PM

  • CalPortland’s Mark Rock Wins Award for Safeguarding Workers

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 8, 2017 – Mark Rock, senior vice president of risk management for CalPortland, will receive the 2017 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year Award. The award, presented annually by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) recognizes an individual for substantial commitment and contributions to safe and healthy practices…

    Posted 9/8/17 at 7:30 AM

  • NSSGA Announces Recipients of Grassroots Awards

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., Sept. 7, 2017 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) will recognize outstanding industry advocates at the association’s upcoming Legislative and Policy Forum/Fall Board meeting, Sept. 24-28. The 2017 NSSGA Grassroots Awards will be presented to individuals for educating policymakers on the value of the aggregates industry and explaining how certain…

    Posted 9/7/17 at 9:27 AM