Category: DANews

  • 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

  • Leadership Lessons with Ted Baker

    In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Ted Baker, president and CEO of Blue Water Industries, shares his thoughts on discipline and leadership. He says one of the best ways to build new skills is to intentionally put yourself into unfamiliar situations. “The more you can get comfortable with being uncomfortable, that’s a huge part of…

    Posted 7/18/18 at 4:48 PM

  • Recognize Your Peers for Excellence

    Recognize outstanding environmental programs as a judge for NSSGA’s annual Awards of Excellence. People who evaluate 25 or more applications for Environmental Excellence awards will be entered into a drawing for three $50 gift cards. NSSGA’s annual Awards of Excellence highlights the industry’s extraordinary dedication and commitment to environmental stewardship, safety and community relations. These…

    Posted 7/18/18 at 11:53 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

  • NSSGA Podcast: Big Work for Small Producers

    Small companies are the backbone of the American economy, and it’s no different in the aggregates industry. In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, John and Clay Albright, of Caldwell Stone Co., share their tips for managing a small, family-owned quarry in Danville, Ky. They also talk about getting generations of Albrights interested in the family…

    Posted 7/2/18 at 4:31 PM

  • Nominate Safety & Health Leaders for Awards

    Mark Rock, senior vice president of risk management for CalPortland, received the 2017 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year Award, based on a career of advancing a culture of safety and health. If you know of a great leader who is committed to safe and healthy practices please click here or email…

    Posted 6/26/18 at 3:27 PM

  • NIOSH to Recognize Safety, Health and Tech Innovations

    The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will recognize aggregates operations for safety innovations. Operations that use technology to improve their equipment, programs and systems can apply for NIOSH Safety and Health Technology Innovations Awards. In September 2017, Granite Mountain Quarries and Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company received the award for the…

    Posted 6/26/18 at 2:51 PM