Regulatory Affairs

WAC Letter to FOIA Request Service Center Regarding Records Related to Implementation of the Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States”

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, as amended, and the Department of Defense FOIA Regulations found at 32 C.F.R. Part 286, the Waters Advocacy Coalition (“WAC”), is requesting copies of documents related to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementation of the revised rules concerning the definition of “Waters of the United States”.

Letter to Reps. Finstad, Caraveo and Moran on the Prove It Act

I am writing on behalf of the over 400 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), to express our strong support for the bipartisan Prove It Act that you recently introduced. The aggregates industry, like many others, has faced considerable challenges due to the increasing complexity and scope of federal regulations. These regulations often impose substantial direct and indirect costs on small businesses, which unlike larger entities, lack the resources to navigate these regulatory burdens effectively.

Letter to House Small Business Committee Ahead of Burdensome Regulations Hearing

Thank you for drawing attention to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory burdens faced by small businesses like the aggregates industry. NSSGA represents the aggregates and industrial sand industry of our country, with over 9,000 facilities and more than 100,000 employees in highpaying jobs. This industry procures 2.5 billion tons of aggregates annually, which are crucial in sustaining our lifestyle and constructing our nation's infrastructure and communities.

Coalition Letter to Congress on FHWA's Greenhouse Gas Performance Measure Regulation

Thank you for your commitment to conducting oversight of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). To that end, the undersigned organizations support congressional efforts to halt the greenhouse gas performance measure regulation finalized Nov. 23 by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The IIJA represents the most significant infusion of investment in the nation’s infrastructure since the development of the Interstate Highway System in the mid-1950’s.

Letter to House T&I Committee on New Clean Water Act Permitting Bills

On behalf of the 450 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), we write to express our strong support for the recently introduced bills aimed at enhancing the efficiency and clarity of the Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting processes. NSSGA represents the aggregates and industrial sand industry of our country, with over 9,000 facilities and more than 100,000 employees in high-paying jobs. This industry procures 2.5 billion tons of aggregates annually, which are crucial in sustaining our lifestyle and constructing our nation's infrastructure and communities.

Construction Coalition Letter to Congress Supporting the Fair and Open Competition Act and Opposing Executive Order 14063

On Dec. 22, 2023, the Biden administration published a final rule, Federal Acquisition Regulation: Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, implementing President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 14063, which requires federal construction contracts of $35 million or more to be subjected to anti-competitive and inflationary project labor agreements.

WAP Sustainability, with the support of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), announces the launch of Theta EPD for Aggregates

NASHVILLE - WAP Sustainability, the leading U.S. provider of life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) services and tools, with support from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), is pleased to announce the launch of Theta EPD for Aggregates. 

 

- Theta Aggregates is the first “EPD on Demand” tool tailored specifically for North American aggregate producers.

WAC Letter to Corps on the Interim Draft of the National Ordinary High Water Mark Field Delineation Manual for Rivers and Streams

The Waters Advocacy Coalition (“WAC” or “Coalition”) offers the following comments on the Interim Draft of the National Ordinary High Water Mark Field Delineation Manual for Rivers and Streams (“Draft Manual”). WAC represents a large cross-section of America’s construction, transportation, real estate, mining, manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, energy, wildlife conservation, and public health and safety sectors—all of which are vital to a thriving economy and provide much-needed jobs.

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