Category: DANews

  • 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

  • NSSGA and PCA Announce Joint Hire to Address Safety

    NSSGA and Portland Cement Association (PCA) have joined together on hiring Director of Construction Materials Safety Policy Elizabeth “Libby” Pritchard.  Pritchard, an aggregates industry veteran, has begun her work to promote and defend the interests of NSSGA and PCA members on all safety related legislative and regulatory issues as well as provide technical assistance to members…

    Posted 8/29/19 at 5:19 PM

  • Replacing Hours-of-Service Rules

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued its long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to replace the current Hours-of-Service (HOS) standards that regulate when a heavy-duty truck can be in operation. The NPRM was published in the federal register Aug. 14 and will be available for public comment for the next 45 days….

    Posted 8/14/19 at 4:24 PM

  • New Endangered Species Act Rules

    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) announced changes to rules implementing parts of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Aug. 12. This is a positive step that will increase transparency and effectiveness of the ESA and reduce overly-burdensome regulations faced by aggregates producers. NSSGA supports these efforts to cut ineffective red tape and allow aggregates…

    Posted 8/14/19 at 3:45 PM

  • NSSGA Lauds Senate EPW Committee Passage of the ATIA

    July 29, 2019 CONTACT: Chuck Fuqua (703) 526-1095, cfuqua@nssga.org NSSGA Lauds Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Passage of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael W. Johnson issued the following statement commending the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for passage of…

    Posted 7/30/19 at 12:14 PM

  • NSSGA Applauds the Release of the ATIA

    July 29, 2019 CONTACT: Chuck Fuqua (703) 526-1095, cfuqua@nssga.org NSSGA Applauds Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Release of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael W. Johnson issued the following statement applauding today’s release of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA). “We…

    Posted 7/29/19 at 11:05 AM

  • Podcast: A Senate Infrastructure Bill Is Coming

    On Thursday, July 25, NSSGA met with Senate Environment and Public Works Committee staff to learn about the committee’s infrastructure bill that they plan to unveil on July 29. The five-year, $287 billion bill would be a 27 percent increase over the funding included in the 2015 FAST Act. NSSGA welcomes the introduction of another…

    Posted 7/25/19 at 8:04 PM

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