Category: DANews

  • WOTUS REPLACEMENT RULE AT WHITE HOUSE

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final rule to replace the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule is now at the White House to undergo interagency review. This is the final step before the final rule is released. While the final contents of the rule will not be known until EPA releases the rule to the public, this…

    Posted 12/12/19 at 9:38 AM

  • Fall Regulatory Agenda Released

    The Trump administration released its updated agenda of pending regulations and ongoing regulatory rollbacks. The agenda does not include all expected actions, but it does provide projected dates on agency priorities for the coming year. The deadlines listed are dependent on numerous factors and rules, and actions can be delayed. Major Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

    Posted 12/10/19 at 11:42 AM

  • Mark Williams: NSSGA’s Environmental Leadership Award Recipient

      Mark Williams, environmental manager with Luck Companies, received the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s 2019 Environmental Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made exemplary contributions to the industry’s environmental responsiveness, is involved with NSSGA’s environmental programs and has direct day-to-day involvement with his company’s environmental affairs.   The Environmental Leadership…

    Posted 12/5/19 at 2:33 PM

  • NSSGA Makes Big Strides in Digital Reach During Legislative & Policy Forum

    Hundreds of people from aggregates operations across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., this week during this year’s Legislative & Policy Forum. NSSGA members had a record 295 Congressional meetings during Hill Day and furthered relationships with a number of key lawmakers. While these meetings were taking place, NSSGA ran ads on the homepage of…

    Posted 11/21/19 at 2:35 PM

  • Rocking Capitol Hill

    Today was Hill Day at the Legislative & Policy Forum!  NSSGA members had a record 295 meetings with Congressional offices in a single day.    Ads Support Hill Day and NSSGA Members  To support our members making the case to Congress, NSSGA ran digital ads on the homepage of The Hill.com today.  The advertisements ask…

    Posted 11/19/19 at 9:19 AM

  • Podcast: Have a Good Meeting with Lawmakers

    There are a few simple things that allow for positive meetings with your members of Congress. In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, experts highlight ways to have successful meetings with your elected officials.  “You are the expert. They find your time valuable to their day,” said Mike Gula, of D.C. firm Gula and Graham. “But…

    Posted 10/30/19 at 11:52 AM

  • MSHA Announces 2017 Workplace Exam Rule Reinstatement

    In an unexpected development, on Sept. 27, 2019, MSHA notified stakeholders that the 2017 Workplace Exam rule will be reinstated on Sept. 30, 2019. While the rule will be effective immediately, MSHA will use the first 90 days following the effective date to fully implement the rule. The agency will also hold informational stakeholder meetings…

    Posted 10/1/19 at 2:11 PM

  • Complying with Exploration Requirements

    Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei, associate professor and interim director of mining engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T), will be offering a course to aide in the transition to the new requirements, which companies must be in compliance with for the first fiscal year beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2021. Click here to…

    Posted 9/26/19 at 3:37 PM

  • New Aggregates Industry Compensation Survey Available

    Competition for qualified employees in the aggregates industry is at a high level. Is your company offering the right compensation to make sure you can attract the talent you need to be successful? Find out using NSSGA’s new 2019-2020 Aggregates Industry Compensation Survey.  The survey includes data on salaried employees in 58 positions and a…

    Posted 9/26/19 at 3:24 PM

  • NSSGA Podcast: Teamwork Makes the Advocacy Dream Work

    NSSGA does not advocate for infrastructure investment alone and the association frequently partners with organizations in Washington, D.C., that are focused on common issues. It’s a broad topic that touches quarries and many businesses throughout the economy. In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Ed Mortimer, vice president of transportation and infrastructure at the U.S. Chamber…

    Posted 9/12/19 at 12:06 PM

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