Letters to Washington
| September 29, 2023

NSSGA Comments to CEQ on NEPA's Proposed Rule

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) would like to take this opportunity to provide comment in response to the Council of Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Regulations Revisions Phase 2 proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”). NSSGA members consist of stone, sand and gravel producers; industrial sand suppliers; and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them. Our members support and work to achieve the public policy goals of NEPA as we work to deliver the critical construction materials necessary build our nation’s infrastructure. Our members will need to supply billions of tons of construction materials to fulfill the promise of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. (IIJA), the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), CHIPS and Science Act and additional Administration efforts to modernize our infrastructure. We are proud of our successes working within the NEPA framework, while at the same time supporting efforts to improve NEPA to avoid needlessly long and unnecessarily complex review.