Letters to Washington

Letter to House Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources Supporting House Concurrent Resolution 34

On behalf of the 450 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I am writing to express our strong support for House Concurrent Resolution 34. This legislation seeks to nullify the mineral withdrawal in Northern Minnesota by utilizing Section 204(c) of the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act, which permits Congress to disapprove of mineral withdrawals over 5,000 acres. NSSGA represents the aggregates and industrial sand industry, with over 9,000 facilities and more than 100,000 employees in high-paying jobs.

Letter to Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on S. 1466

On behalf of the over 400 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I am writing to express our opposition to S. 1466, a bill that would adjust the boundary of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor. NSSGA represents aggregates producers and those who manufacture equipment and services that support the construction industry. As drafted, this legislation could severely impede future aggregate production in California, limiting critical building materials in Los Angeles County and the surrounding region.

Coalition Letter to Appropriations Committees on NIOSH Mining Research Program in FY2024 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill

As you draft the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill we urge you to provide robust funding for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Mining Research Program, whose work is essential to advancing the wellbeing of the men and women of the mining industry. As you know, NIOSH conducts critical applied research, develops criteria for occupational safety and health standards to protect workers, and provides technical services to government, labor, and industry.

Letter to Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on S. 534, the "Buffalo Tract Protection Act"

On behalf of the over 400-members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I am writing to express our opposition to S. 534, the “Buffalo Tract Protection Act,” as it would permanently ban future aggregate production in areas of central New Mexico, severely limiting critical resources needed in the construction of infrastructure and public works projects for this growing region. NSSGA represents aggregates producers and those who manufacture equipment and services that support the construction industry. S.

Coalition Letter to House T&I Committee on FMCSA's Proposed Speed Limiter Mandate

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is working to implement a speed limiter mandate that would restrict all heavy-duty commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to a single top speed across the country, as low as 60 miles per hour. This mandate will be bad for road safety, crash rates, driver retention, and supply chain performance. As the Subcommittee on Highways & Transit convenes a hearing this week to examine policies that will help overcome supply chain challenges, we urge you to prevent FMCSA from moving forward with this controversial mandate.

Letter to Senate EPW and ENR Committees Supporting RESTART Act and SPUR Act

On behalf of the 450 members of the National Sand, Stone & Gravel Association (NSSGA), we write to share our deepest support for both the Revitalizing the Economy by Simplifying Timelines and Assuring Regulatory Transparency Act (RESTART Act) and the Spur Permitting of Underdeveloped Resources (SPUR) Act. These two pieces of critical legislation are key in helping our country’s aggregate producers address unnecessary permitting hurdles, ending the confusion of WOTUS and providing regulatory certainty to many critical issue areas.

Comments to EPA on RFI Regarding IRA Programs to Lower Embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Construction Materials and Product

On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, we appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback and response to the EPA’s RFI to support new IRA programs to lower embodied greenhouse gas emissions with construction materials and products. NSSGA is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry and the businesses that supply them, with member companies representing more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel consumed annually in the United States.

Letter to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Leadership Supporting FAA Airfield Pavement Technology Research

On behalf of the 450 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), we are writing to urge the committee to continue a vital program at the Federal Aviation Administration that provides critical research for airfield pavement technology. Included in the 2018 FAA reauthorization, Section 744 promotes industry-led research of pavement materials, training programs, demonstration projects, and furthers technology advancements.

Letter to STB on Freight Rail Service

On behalf of the members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I am writing to again thank the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for meeting with us on January 24th and to update the STB on issues that we have confronted with freight rail service in early 2023. As a reminder, the  NSSGA membership comprises of stone, sand, and gravel manufacturers and the equipment makers and service providers who facilitate their operations. Our member firms contribute to over 90% of the crushed stone and 70% of the sand and gravel used yearly in the United States.

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