Tag: news

  • LEGISLATION STOPPING WOTUS RULE PASSES T&I COMMITTEE ON BIPARTISAN VOTE

    The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and Water Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee today on a bipartisan vote of 36 to 22. An amendment to H.R.1732 from Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., that passed unanimously, emphasizes the state’s primary…

    Posted 4/16/15 at 2:59 PM

  • Pit & Quarry Magazine – “NSSGA presents safety discussion at MSHA summit”

    A member of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) gave a safety presentation at MSHA’s South Central District’s Summit on Fatalities in Dallas April 7. At the event, Joseph Casper, vice president of NSSGA, discussed effective management systems for safety as well as mining safety practices. Casper also helped kick off a three-hour panel discussion…

    Posted 4/14/15 at 11:57 AM

  • Aggregates Manager Magazine – “House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveils legislation to withdraw proposed Waters of the U.S. rule”

    In response to the recent announcement that the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule was sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review before being finalized, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveiled legislation designed to protect U.S. waters from federal overreach. The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) issued a…

    Posted 4/14/15 at 11:53 AM

  • HOUSE SETS VOTE TO REPEAL DEATH TAX

    The House of Representatives is taking advantage of the focus on the April 15 tax filing deadline to vote on a package of bills introduced to reduce Americans’ tax burdens as well as increase government accountability and transparency. Among them is “The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015” (H.R.1105) that would eliminate the estate and…

    Posted 4/14/15 at 9:00 AM

  • BILL REQUIRING WOTUS WITHDRAWAL UNVEILED BY HOUSE T&I COMMITTEE

    The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has unveiled legislative language designed to protect U.S. waters from federal overreach.  It is in response to the recent announcement that EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers had sent the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review before the…

    Posted 4/13/15 at 4:00 PM

  • WEBINAR TO FOCUS ON “RULES TO LIVE BY” AND MSHA ENFORCEMENT CALCULATOR

    April’s AGG1 Online Webinar, “Rules to Live By (RTLB) and the MSHA Enforcement Calculator,” will focus on avoiding increased MSHA penalties resulting from recent enforcement changes. This one-hour webinar will be presented April 23 at 1-2 p.m. EDT by attorney Adele Abrams. MSHA has made two dozen RTLB standards subject to more enforcement emphasis increasing…

    Posted 4/8/15 at 4:00 PM

  • FMCSA APPROVES HOURS OF SERVICE EXEMPTION FOR CONCRETE TRUCK DRIVERS

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) approved an exemption to the Hours of Service 30-minute break requirement April 2 for concrete mixer truck drivers. This action is effective immediately and only applies to those driving concrete mixers. The exemption, however, is limited to two years and only covers drivers who have earned a good…

    Posted 4/8/15 at 12:35 PM

  • NSSGA PRESENTS AT MSHA SAFETY SUMMIT

    NSSGA’s Vice President of Safety Joseph Casper discussed effective management systems for safety, recognizing hazards and improving miners’ safety behaviors at the MSHA’s South Central District’s Summit on Fatalities in Dallas April 7.  The summit was held in conjunction with the district’s annual safety and health conference.  Casper, invited by MSHA district manager Mike Davis,…

    Posted 4/7/15 at 1:46 PM

  • THE 2015 TCC FLY-IN IS NEXT WEEK!

    The 2015 Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In being held April 14-15 may be the most important one in the history of the TCC as the extension of MAP-21 expires at the end of May.  Your congressional delegation needs to hear from you in person – tell them no more extensions and to fix the Highway Trust…

    Posted 4/7/15 at 10:38 AM

  • WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE SENT TO OMB

    The Waters of the United States rule has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. This is the last step before the rule is finalized. OMB has the ability to approve the rule as is or ask the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make changes before resubmission. Typically OMB reviews…

    Posted 4/6/15 at 4:26 PM