Letters
| September 28, 2020

NSSGA Opposes Asbestos Definitions in H.R. 1603

On behalf of the 400 member companies of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), and the more than 100,000 men and women they employ, I write to express our opposition to a vote on Tuesday (Sept. 29) under suspension of H.R. 1603, the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019. Though the bill rightly seeks to ban the importation into and use of commercial asbestos in the U.S., regrettably, H.R. 1603’s current definition of “asbestos” is incorrect. We have repeatedly asked for this easy fix in its definition.