Category: DANews

  • 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

  • Awards Judges Needed – Deadline Extended

    NSSGA annually recognizes outstanding operations through Awards for Community Relations and Environmental Excellence. Each year, dozens of operations apply for these awards. Judging for the awards are done by NSSGA members. We need NSSGA members to review the applications to determine which pits and quarries receive gold, silver or bronze awards. It is not too…

    Posted 7/18/19 at 11:37 AM

  • NSSGA Announces New Seat Belt Safety Initiative “Why Risk It? Just Click It!”

    July 16, 2019 CONTACT: Chuck Fuqua (703) 526-1095, cfuqua@nssga.org ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced a winner in naming the seat belt safety campaign, to be titled “Why risk it? Just click it!” The campaign’s focus is to remind the aggregate industry’s workforce of the importance of wearing seat belts…

    Posted 7/16/19 at 10:54 AM

  • Senators Keep Eyes on the Road (Funding)

    Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said during a July 10 hearing that he wants to see a five-year surface transportation funding bill approved by the committee by Aug. 1. “If we do not pass a long-term surface transportation bill, and instead pass a series of short-term extensions,…

    Posted 7/11/19 at 3:51 PM

  • Podcast: Diversifying Highway Funds

    In this episode, Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., likens America’s need for diverse infrastructure funding to the need for a diverse retirement portfolio. “We, as a country, cannot continue to rely upon a very volatile source, and only one source, of revenue and that’s the gas tax. Your listeners have 401Ks. Not any of them, I…

    Posted 7/11/19 at 11:55 AM

  • Washington Post Calls for Gas Tax Increase

    The Washington Post Editorial Board called on Congress to increase the federal user fee on gallons of gasoline to support infrastructure. The column shows that there may be growing public support for lawmakers to increase this fee to fund infrastructure. In a July 6 editorial, The Post highlighted that 31 of 50 states have increased…

    Posted 7/10/19 at 1:58 PM

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