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  • NSSGA Speaks at EPA Meeting

    On Tuesday, March 19, NSSGA was one of eight speakers at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a small business listening session on the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. NSSGA Senior Director of Environmental Policy Emily Coyner highlighted the essential role the aggregates industry plays in supplying material necessary for infrastructure projects and…

    Posted 3/22/19 at 11:02 AM

  • Enter Your Seat Belt Safety Slogan Idea Today – Deadline is April 30, 2019

    NSSGA is accepting submissions to name a seat belt safety campaign.  Since  NSSGA President & CEO Michael W. Johnson announced the contest at the NSSGA Annual Convention in Indianapolis in February, interest has been high as submissions continue to be received at seatbeltsafety@nssga.org.   The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2019.  Participants must work for an…

    Posted 3/21/19 at 9:57 AM

  • Stanley Appointed to Head Government and Regulatory Affairs for the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

    Contact: Patrick Dunne, 703-526-1062, pdunne@nssga.org ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 18, 2019 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced Michele Stanley has been promoted to vice president of government and regulatory affairs. Stanley has been with NSSGA for over four years, and in that time has helped grow the association into a leading advocate for the aggregates…

    Posted 3/18/19 at 3:37 PM

  • Apply for NSSGA’s Awards of Excellence

    NSSGA member companies can apply for Community Relations, Safety and Health and Environmental Excellence, from March 15 through May 17. Save $100 by submitting applications before the April 15 early bird deadline. NSSGA is committed to recognizing exceptional professionals, companies and quarries with the annual Awards of Excellence. This program acknowledges the commitment of member…

    Posted 3/15/19 at 1:54 PM

  • NSSGA Announces Safety Training Opportunities

    Virtual Training in the Next Webinar Aggregates operations perform workplace examinations to find and fix potential hazards before work starts. Free software from the NIOSH Pittsburgh Mining Research Division can help workers improve and review their workplace exam skills. EXAMiner is a workplace examination tool that gives people an opportunity to practice searching for hazards…

    Posted 3/14/19 at 10:26 AM

  • Wheels Turning on Infrastructure in Congress

    Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate held several important infrastructure hearings in anticipation of President Trump’s 2020 budget release and the coming comprehensive infrastructure package. Testifying in front of the House committee on Ways and Means, Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., the ranking Republican on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I), said…

    Posted 3/13/19 at 9:57 AM

  • Editorial Calls for Infrastructure Now

    An opinion piece featuring Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, appeared in The Hill, a newspaper covering politics based in Washington, D.C. It touted the benefits of much needed federal infrastructure investment and highlights polls that show broad support from Americans for President Trump and Congress to craft a long-term and bipartisan infrastructure package….

    Posted 3/12/19 at 10:05 AM

  • Your Comments Needed to Fix the WOTUS Rule

    NSSGA needs you to send comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the replacement of the unlawful  2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule. NSSGA and member companies opposed the 2015 WOTUS rule that would have allowed the federal government to regulate waters that have little or no connection to flowing rivers…

    Posted 3/7/19 at 3:10 PM

  • NSSGA Commends Senate on Confirmation of Wheeler as EPA Adminstrator

    NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   “We commend the Senate for confirming Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator. Andrew Wheeler will provide the leadership necessary to administer the programs that provide for clean air and…

    Posted 3/1/19 at 10:23 AM

  • Trump ‘Totally Ready’ for Infrastructure Bill

    More than half of the nation’s governors gathered in Washington, D.C., recently, and both President Trump and Vice President Pence mentioned their commitment to investing in infrastructure this year. They addressed funding and the need to base regulations for permits on sound science. “A highway that would take 17 or 18 years of approval now…

    Posted 2/27/19 at 4:18 PM

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