Category: Environment

  • 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

  • Water Infrastructure Podcast

    Ports, dams and waterways are critical to American communities and the nation’s economy. In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, talks about the Water Resources Development Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on June 6, 2018, and invests $2.7 billion in our water infrastructure. “A lot of people around the…

    Posted 6/15/18 at 10:26 AM

  • 2015 WOTUS Rule Dealt Another Blow

    NSSGA scored another victory in its fight against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. On June 8, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia blocked the 2015 rule in 11 states. The rule is now void in 24 states. The judge’s decision that the 2015…

    Posted 6/13/18 at 3:56 PM

  • NSSGA Extends Awards Deadline

    The deadline to apply for NSSGA’s 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards deadline has been extended to June 30, 2018. Operations have two more weeks to apply for recognition of outstanding environmental stewardship programs. Applicants for Environmental Excellence awards should demonstrate an exemplary use of environmental controls and systems. Operations that receive Gold Awards will be recognized…

    Posted 6/13/18 at 3:48 PM

  • NSSGA Podcast: Leadership Lessons from NSSGA’s Chairman

    In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Randy Lake, president of CRH Americas Materials and NSSGA chairman, shares advice on leadership and building a successful career in the aggregates industry. He also discusses the importance of mentors and building a network of peers to career growth. Looking at the news, NSSGA’s government relations staff provide their…

    Posted 5/29/18 at 1:59 PM

  • Be Recognized for Environmental Excellence

      Gurley Quarry, a Vulcan Materials Company operation in Gurley, Ala., received the Platinum Award for Environmental Excellence from NSSGA in 2017. Staff from the quarry helped K-12 grade students from nearby Madison County Elementary School get some fresh air with an outdoor classroom constructed by the company adjacent to the operation. The area features…

    Posted 5/27/18 at 12:00 PM

  • White House Announces Regulatory Priorities

    The Trump administration recently released its Spring Regulatory Agenda, outlining the actions federal agencies intend to prioritize in the coming year. Updating and clarifying the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Waters of the U.S. rule is high on the administration’s list. NSSGA attended a meeting at the White House on May 10, 2018, as part of…

    Posted 5/21/18 at 2:54 PM

  • NSSGA Environmental & Safety Excellence Awards Now Open

    Starting today, NSSGA members are able to apply for Environmental and Safety Excellence Awards through an online application process located on the NSSGA Awards webpage. Environmental Excellence Awards provide national recognition for member operations that actively use environmental controls and systems to improve and maintain the environment in and around their facilities. Safety Excellence Awards recognize individual…

    Posted 5/2/18 at 4:00 PM

  • EPA Officially Delays WOTUS

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) delayed implementation of the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule until 2020. “The 2015 WOTUS rule developed by the Obama administration will not be applicable for the next two years, while we work through the process of providing long-term regulatory certainty across…

    Posted 2/1/18 at 10:18 AM