Category: Environment

  • NSSGA Announces Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

    September 21, 2020 CONTACT: Kerry Lynch/ Chuck Fuqua (703) 526-1072, klynch@nssga.org NSSGA Announces Environmental Excellence Awards Winners ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced the recipients of the Environmental Excellence Awards, which recognizes operations that actively demonstrate a commitment to the exemplary use of environmental controls and systems.   …

    Posted 9/21/20 at 1:15 PM

  • 2020 Environmental Leadership Award Presented to Ryan Crosbie, CRH

    September 21, 2020 CONTACT: Kerry Lynch/ Chuck Fuqua (703) 526-1072, klynch@nssga.org 2020 Environmental Leadership Award Presented to Ryan Crosbie, CRH ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced the recipient of the 2020 Environmental Leadership Award as Ryan Crosbie, director of Environmental Legal Compliance at CRH Americas Law Group.  The…

    Posted 9/21/20 at 12:46 PM

  • EPA’s Replacement Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule Released

    January 23, 2020 CONTACT: Chuck Fuqua (703) 526-1095, cfuqua@nssga.org       EPA’s Replacement Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule Protects Waters and Provides Clarity for Aggregates Producers ALEXANDRIA, VA – EPA Administrator Andrew  Wheeler today announced the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) at an event today in Las Vegas. …

    Posted 1/23/20 at 1:41 PM

  • 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

  • WOTUS Replacement Rule Comments Due April 15

    NSSGA member companies have until April 15 to submit comments that support a clearer Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The comment period for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed WOTUS “replacement” rule is open until April 15. It was released in December 2018 but the federal government…

    Posted 2/20/19 at 11:06 AM

  • WOTUS Replacement Rule Formally Proposed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its long-awaited proposed rule to replace the deeply flawed 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS). The comment period does not start until its publication in the federal register but is expected to be at least 60 days. “We are pleased that EPA listened as NSSGA advocated…

    Posted 12/11/18 at 11:41 AM

  • Administration Continues to Focus on Reforming Regulations

    The Trump administration’s latest regulatory agenda offered encouraging signs for aggregates industry priorities, including the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) improvements. The agenda does not include all upcoming and expected actions by federal agencies, but rather provides information on their priorities for the coming…

    Posted 10/23/18 at 12:57 PM

  • Infrastructure Package Docks at the White House

    Today the U.S. Senate approved a reauthorization of the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 99-1, sending the two-year bill to the president’s desk. The bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, S. 3021, is the most sweeping infrastructure package to be considered this Congress. It grows the economy, keeps communities…

    Posted 10/10/18 at 1:11 PM

  • Pushing for Transparency in Science

    NSSGA submitted a Statement for the Record to the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight in support of their efforts to ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bases regulations and guidance on transparent science. The association supports legislation that asks regulators to release data, models and studies so that academics and…

    Posted 10/3/18 at 4:54 PM

  • NSSGA Supports Endangered Species Act Improvements

    On Sept. 13, NSSGA submitted comments on behalf of the aggregates industry in support of three EPA proposals that should modernize the implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and improve its efficiency and effectiveness. NSSGA commented in support of clarifying numerous definitional changes, using economic studies in rulemaking, and following the same criteria when…

    Posted 9/13/18 at 5:12 PM

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