Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2017 - 9
| AGGREGATES ALERTS
Let's Rock D.C. this Fall
ADVOCACY IS JOB NO. 1 at NSSGA, but we can't do it alone.
The association's new signature event, the Legislative and Policy
Forum/Fall Board Meeting, is where it all comes together - advocacy,
committee meetings, networking and education. If we don't speak up
against the issues that threaten our operations, no one else will.
Everyone at this event will meet with their members of Congress and
advocate for our industry! We'll also provide coaching and special sessions to help you lead effective meetings that build your relationship
with your lawmakers. These are the people who can protect our industry
from burdensome new laws and influence regulators.
Take part in one-of-a-kind events that you can only experience in
Washington, D.C., and unique breakout sessions to help you improve
your skills and company immediately. From sales and marketing tactics
to navigating tough permitting processes, there will be something for
everyone in addition to the policy-focused events.
Register yourself and your coworkers today at www.nssga.org/events
and let's ROCK D.C., Sept. 24-28
Workplace Exams Rule Delayed Until October
MSHA HAS DELAYED the effective date of its controversial workplace examinations rule until Oct. 2.
In addition to providing comments and working with
aligned stakeholders, NSSGA briefed lawmakers with
congressional oversight of MSHA in an effort to highlight
the industry's concerns with the new rule.
The delay was announced in the Federal Register in
May, and NSSGA will continue efforts to oppose the rule.
The new rule requires workers at aggregates operations
to examine an area before work begins and increase
documentation of adverse conditions and abatements.
Yet, the rule vaguely defines a working place and conditions that may adversely affect safety and prompt
notification. The rule also requires examiners to identify themselves on the record. NSSGA is currently litigating the rule and believes that it should be delayed
indefinitely, especially since MSHA is working without
an appointed administrator.
Read more about NSSGA's concerns with the rule at
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Long-term Highway Funding
EPA's Massive Overreach of the
Waters of the U.S. Rule
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MSHA's Workplace Exams