Letter to Washington
| May 8, 2023

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. Over the last two years, Congress has adopted the largest infrastructure investment in our nation’s history, a revitalization of our domestic manufacturing base and a reshaping of our energy future. Our industry is instrumental to delivering these results, as we provide the billions of tons of aggregates that will be used to pave new transportation networks; build new manufacturing hubs; and construct the networks that deliver reliable and renewable energy to every American home. However, burdensome, and duplicative permitting hurdles are stopping the thousands of transformative projects from coming to fruition. They also make it harder for our members to access and bring to market the materials needed to build. Every day we wait, it places more strain on our industry, as prices increase and uncertainty compounds.