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Three operations recognized for exceptional performance

Mar 19, 2013

Three aggregate sites received the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) highest operational honor — the Star of Excellence Award. To receive the award, a site must have received at least two of the association’s top awards for community ...

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Fighting errant MSHA enforcement workshop registration now open

Feb 08, 2013

To help producers deal with increased enforcement from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will present an Alternative Case Resolution Initiative (ACRI) workshop from Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 26-28,  at NSSGA headquarters ...

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Lisa Jackson steps down as EPA administrator, no successor named

Jan 02, 2013

Lisa Jackson, administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told the agency on Dec. 27 that she is leaving her position, according to a report from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), No successor was immediately named, NSSGA ...

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Aggregates Handbook, 2nd edition, available Nov. 1

Aug 29, 2012

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), in conjunction with industry and academic experts, staff and consultants, is releasing comprehensive reference-tool The Aggregates Handbook, second edition, on Nov. 1, 2012. Orders placed before Oct. 15, 2012, are entitled to ...

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Legislation speeds development of fed land for ‘strategic and critical minerals’

Jul 18, 2012

The House of Representatives on July 12 passed legislation 256 to 169 that would speed development on federal lands of strategic and critical minerals, including aggregates, by limiting review time for drilling permits and requiring concurrent rather than sequential consideration, ...

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Environmental Management System template for NSSGA

May 07, 2012

Trinity Consultants developed the Environmental Management System (EMS) template for the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). For a downloadable PDF of the presentation, click here.

SNEAK PEEK: Senate passes short-term extension of highway bill to prevent shutdown

Mar 30, 2012

Just days before the latest extension of the current highway bill – Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) – was set to expire on March 31, the Senate approved a 90-day extension of the ...

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A familiar face has a new name

Feb 29, 2012

A familiar face has a new name

Attendees at the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Annual Convention, as well as AGG1, will see a familiar face, but one sporting a new moniker: Joy Pinniger.  The former Joy Wilson, NSSGA’s president and chief executive officer, was ...

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Knife River’s Zach Knoop honored with NSSGA safety, health award

Feb 10, 2012

Zach Knoop, corporate director of safety for Knife River Co. in Bismarck, N.D., has been named the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) 2011 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional. The award, established in 1987, provides national recognition ...

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MSHA pre-assessment conference procedures begin, but spark concerns about program execution

Jan 05, 2012

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is planning, this month, to begin implementation of pre-assessment conferencing procedures “to help reduce any backlog of future violations” before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. The number of citations in ...

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Registration open for MSHA whistleblower provisions webinar – Oct. 12

Oct 03, 2011

Registration is open for the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA) next committee webinar addressing MSHA whistleblower provisions. Whistleblower protection has gained priority status with the DoL for safety, health, and environmental complaints filed by miners, employees at OSHA-regulated ...

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Senate approves transportation extension: FAA and Highway Extensions Act

Sep 15, 2011

The U.S. Senate on Sept. 15 passed legislation to extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for four and six months, respectively. The measure passed with a 92-6 vote. H.R. 2887, the FAA and Highway ...

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