Monthly Archives: September 2017

  • 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

  • NSSGA’s Griesemer Tells Congress to Curb Over-Regulation

    Louis Griesemer, from Missouri-based Springfield Underground, called on the House Small Business Committee to take action on burdensome and conflicting regulations that cause project delays and harm small operations.  “I want to be clear, that I am not against regulation, nor is NSSGA,” said Griesemer, who also serves as the as the co-chair of the…

    Posted 9/6/17 at 1:26 PM

  • Watch Live: NSSGA on Capitol Hill Today

    Click here to watch Louis Griesemer, of Springfield Underground, testify before the House Small Business Committee beginning at 11 a.m., Eastern time. The committee is holding a hearing to examine how federal permitting requirements burden small businesses and ways to streamline the permitting process. “As an industry, we work with the federal government to promote policies…

    Posted 9/6/17 at 8:00 AM

  • Last Chance to Book Your Room in D.C.

    Sept. 5 is the deadline to register for the NSSGA hotel block for the Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting. Join more than 250 people from the aggregates industry for professional development, special events and a day of advocacy in Washington, D.C., Sept. 24-28. Make a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill…

    Posted 9/5/17 at 2:00 PM

  • NSSGA to Testify Before Congress’ Small Business Committee

    Louis Griesemer, of Springfield Underground, will address the effects of overly-burdensome regulations on the aggregates industry with the House Small Business Committee. Griesemer will testify during the “Expediting Economic Growth: How Streamlining Federal Permitting Can Cut Red Tape for Small Businesses” hearing led by Chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio. Watch the hearing live at 11 a.m.,…

    Posted 9/1/17 at 11:45 AM