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Five years ago, under congressional
pressure, EPA announced the continuation of the existing standard. NSSGA
member companies worked diligently
to educate EPA about the lack of
health effects from naturally occurring
particulate matter and the harmful
effects of this change to the industry.

regulations do not directly impact
aggregates operations, there are
numerous executive orders from
President Obama and other regulations that include vague policies, such
as defining floodplains. NSSGA will
encourage the reversal of these orders
and rules.

Climate Change Regulations
Up in the Air
President-elect Trump has noted
his opposition to climate change
regulations. Though major climate

OSHA Crystalline Silica Rule
Remains in Effect
The rule remains in effect during its
challenge in federal court by NSSGA
and other industry and labor groups.

Despite the fact that silica-related
illnesses have dropped dramatically
the past four decades, OSHA released
a final rule in March 2016 that reduced
the workplace exposure limit by half;
from 100 micrograms per cubic meter
to 50 micrograms per cubic meter over
an eight-hour work shift.
The rule affects ready-mixed and
asphalt concrete production facilities now. NSSGA's legal challenge
emphasized the fact that OSHA did not
meet its burden of demonstrating that
the former limit was not protective or
that reducing that limit would improve
worker health. NSSGA will oppose any
similar reduction by MSHA of the silica
limit in quarries.
Educating EPA on Naturally
Occuring Mineral Fibers
Under the 2016 overhaul of the Toxic
Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA
has much broader power to regulate
chemicals in commerce. Recently,
asbestos was listed among its top-ten
substances for review and potential
restrictions. Importantly, NSSGA will
continue to educate policy makers on
the differences between asbestos and
common rock fragments and work to
ensure that the latter are excluded
from asbestos regulations.
With the election of Donald Trump
and the Republicans maintaining
majorities in the House and Senate,
the opportunities for regulatory reform
are very high. In addition to eliminating WOTUS in his first 100 days and a
general moratorium on new rules and
removal of costly and less critical rules,
Trump can also can rescind Executive
Orders signed by Obama, and work with
Congress to address the crushing burden of regulation.
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Regulations on the Horizon
Changes Ahead for MSHA in 2017
Legislative Look Ahead: The Impact of the 2016 Elections on Aggregates
New Conferences Begin in 2017
Rocks Build America – Yesterday and Today
Calportland Celebrates 125 Years of Service
Rip & Share
NSSGA@work
2017 Product Preview Section
Products & Services Guide
Index of Advertisers
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - intro
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - Regulations on the Horizon
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - Changes Ahead for MSHA in 2017
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - Legislative Look Ahead: The Impact of the 2016 Elections on Aggregates
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - New Conferences Begin in 2017
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - Rocks Build America – Yesterday and Today
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - 36
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - Calportland Celebrates 125 Years of Service
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - Rip & Share
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - NSSGA@work
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - 2017 Product Preview Section
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - Products & Services Guide
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - January/February 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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