Category: Government

  • Delay of the 2015 WOTUS Rule Lifted

    On Aug. 16, the U.S. District Court in South Carolina issued a summary judgment against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) two-year delay of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule, reinstating the rule in all but the 26 states listed below due to earlier judicial stays. Due to current developments, it’s unlikely the 2015 rule…

    Posted 8/16/18 at 4:48 PM

  • Advocating for Regulatory Reform

    This week, NSSGA submitted comments on behalf of the aggregates industry to support important Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reforms that should improve EPA’s regulations and requirements that NSSGA members must comply with. The reforms include withdrawing the damaging 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule, standardizing the cost benefit analysis process for rulemaking and improving the…

    Posted 8/16/18 at 10:16 AM

  • Podcast: Face to Face with Congress

    Members of Congress work for the people of their home districts, and they listen to constituents when it comes to choosing legislation to support. When these elected officials understand the value of quarries – located in nearly every congressional district – then they can get behind bills that protect and grow the aggregates industry. In…

    Posted 8/3/18 at 5:08 PM

  • Trust Fund Solution Needs Support

    Last night, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., released the text of his own legislative proposal to increase the quality and stability of U.S. surface transportation and water infrastructure. “The 2016 presidential campaign shined a spotlight on America’s crumbling infrastructure. Since Election Day, the American people have waited for action by their federal…

    Posted 7/24/18 at 11:57 AM

  • Chao Visits NSSGA Members in Georgia

    Recently, NSSGA members Vulcan Materials Company and CRH Americas Materials joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao in Georgia at an event planned by the Georgia Transportation Alliance (GTA) to celebrate a $184 million grant that will go towards construction along Interstate 284.  “We were honored to have Secretary Chao at this event. It’s critical…

    Posted 7/17/18 at 3:38 PM

  • Industry Equipment Included in Tariffs

    Machinery used by aggregates operations is on a list of Chinese imports that will be subject to a 25 percent duty beginning July 6, 2018. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced a list of Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes that classified hundreds of goods subject to the increased tariff. The list includes seven entries…

    Posted 6/15/18 at 1:24 PM

  • Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill Passes House

    NSSGA welcomed the passage of the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a bipartisan vote of 408-2 on June 6, 2018. This critical legislation invests $2.7 billion dollars in America’s ports, dams, locks and other key water infrastructure projects. Passage of this bill is a necessary step in multimodal infrastructure investment…

    Posted 6/7/18 at 8:14 AM

  • NSSGA Podcast: Leadership Lessons from NSSGA’s Chairman

    In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Randy Lake, president of CRH Americas Materials and NSSGA chairman, shares advice on leadership and building a successful career in the aggregates industry. He also discusses the importance of mentors and building a network of peers to career growth. Looking at the news, NSSGA’s government relations staff provide their…

    Posted 5/29/18 at 1:59 PM

  • White House Announces Regulatory Priorities

    The Trump administration recently released its Spring Regulatory Agenda, outlining the actions federal agencies intend to prioritize in the coming year. Updating and clarifying the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Waters of the U.S. rule is high on the administration’s list. NSSGA attended a meeting at the White House on May 10, 2018, as part of…

    Posted 5/21/18 at 2:54 PM

  • NSSGA Podcast: Rep. Sam Graves on Infrastructure

    In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., talks about his commitment to streamlining permits and funding infrastructure improvements. Graves discusses how the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee can help ensure that the Highway Trust Fund remains solvent and prepare for future technology. “We are a country that’s on the move. Everything travels…

    Posted 5/4/18 at 4:42 PM