Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • SENATE EPW COMMITTEE APPROVES TSCA MODERNIZATION BILL

    The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee voted 15-5 to approve the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amends the Toxic Substances Control Act, on April 28 The bipartisan agreement came a day after Sens. David Vitter,R-La., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., achieved agreement on a deal that made changes designed…

    Posted 4/30/15 at 1:30 PM

  • HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE UNVEILS 2016 TRANSPORTATION BILL

    The House Appropriations Committee released the text of its draft appropriations bill for the U.S. DOT for fiscal year 2016. This legislation authorizes the highway program at $40.3 billion, the same amount as the last three years. Without more revenue going into the Highway Trust Fund, spending is limited to the existing obligations approved in…

    Posted 4/30/15 at 9:30 AM

  • ACTION ALERT: HOUSE TO VOTE TO STOP WOTUS RULE

    The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, H.R. 1732 is tentatively scheduled for a vote in the House May 12. NSSGA strongly urges you to reach out to your Representatives to make sure they vote “yes” on H.R. 1732. Please call your member of Congress TODAY using NSSGA’s Washington Action Hotline at (866) 255-3207. Let them know…

    Posted 4/29/15 at 1:00 PM

  • 2016 AGG1 ACADEMY CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN

    NSSGA is now accepting proposals for topics to be presented at the 2016 AGG1 Academy & Expo in Nashville, March 22-24. Thousands of attendees will gather at the industry’s premier event to learn from experts on virtually every aspect of the aggregate industry. If you are interested, consider sharing your knowledge and technical expertise in…

    Posted 4/29/15 at 9:30 AM

  • Aggregates Manager Magazine – “Show off your best reclamation project”

    When it comes to permitting, neighbors and local officials want to know how the site will be used once mining is complete. Reclamation plans can make or break your permitting effort. Fortunately, many aggregates producers have a great track record on land use. Aggregates Manager will feature reclamation projects through its website and July issue….

    Posted 4/24/15 at 1:00 PM

  • Congress Questions MSHA on Enforcement

    The U.S. House Workforce Protections Subcommittee posed pointed questions to MSHA’s Joe Main about the key facets of the agency’s enforcement work at an April 23 hearing. This hearing was prompted by NSSGA’s suggestion that the subcommittee hold this hearing at the beginning of this Congress. Prior to the hearing, NSSGA briefed the committee members…

    Posted 4/24/15 at 8:01 AM

  • NSSGA: TELL CONGRESS TO STOP THE WOTUS RULEMAKING TODAY

    NSSGA needs your help. In the next few weeks, the House will be voting on the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, H.R. 1732, that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing the rule on Waters of the United States. This legislation would force the EPA and the Corps to…

    Posted 4/23/15 at 1:22 PM

  • 2016 APPROPRIATIONS STARTS WITH A FOCUS ON WOTUS, TRANSPORTATION

    Although congressional negotiators have just started work to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the budget resolution, the House Appropriations Committee has swung into gear on the 2016 appropriations process. According to Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R.-Ky., the energy and water spending bill, which contains a rider that would slow the Waters of the…

    Posted 4/23/15 at 9:00 AM

  • FEEDSTUFFS – “NALC to expand limestone operations”

    EDITOR’S NOTE: To keep PMD members aware of the news affecting the industry, NSSGA regularly sweeps public databases and publications for industry-specific stories such as the following. NALC LLC, a limestone and industrial minerals company, will invest $5 million to establish a second limestone quarry and fine-grind facility in Cloverdale, Ind., one-half mile from its…

    Posted 4/22/15 at 4:53 PM

  • NSSGA RECOGNIZED AS LEADER IN SUSTAINABILITY

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22, 2015– On this Earth Day, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is proud to announce it is one of the first 13 trade associations in the country to have been recognized by the Green Seal Green Office Partnership Program. As a Green Seal office, NSSGA has become more sustainable…

    Posted 4/22/15 at 1:31 PM