Category Archives: Industry News

Industry News

2020 CAPP Course Registration Now Open

2020 CAPP Course – Online Training Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, IMAA and INDOT are offering the CAPP Course as an online live training in 2020. The Certified Aggregates Technician Course will be held over the span of 7 half-days starting December 7th and ending on December 16th. Participants will receive personalized log-in information […]

Legislative News

Infrastructure, State DOTs and Hours of Service, Oh My!

The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Capitol Hill By Nile Elam NSSGA Director, Government Affairs Opens in modal lightbox SENATE EPW CONTINUES ITS INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH DESPITE A MAJORITY OF the Senate’s energy being focused on pandemic relief packages and lingering nominations, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee introduced and unanimously passed two water infrastructure bills this spring: […]

Industry News

Industry Icon Announces Retirement

For more than 30 years, Vicki Kitchin has shaped the Indiana highway, heavy and utility industry’s educational, coalition-building and governmental affairs efforts in a variety of positions, culminating as executive director of Build Indiana Council. Leading the industry’s efforts to secure long-term, dedicated, stable and adequate road funding for the benefit of all Hoosiers, Kitchin […]

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Environmental Action Alert

Notice of Draft General NPDES Permit ING49000 From IDEM IMAA Environmental Committee Chair Brian Peters would like to notify the membership of the draft renewal of the Indiana General NPDES Permit ING490000 for Wastewater Discharges from Sand, Gravel, Dimension Stone and Crushed Stone Operations. There are several changes to the draft permit, and IDEM has opened […]

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Governor Announces Back on Track Indiana Plan

Governor Holcomb Announces Back on Track Indiana Plan During his daily COVID-19 update today, Governor Eric Holcomb announced the 5-stage plan to slowly reopen Indiana. Stage 2 of the Governor’s plan will begin for most of Indiana on May 4th with the state being at full operating capacity by July 4th. The Governor stresses that […]

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Published in Federal Register Today: The Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Published in Federal Register Today: The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of ‘‘Waters of the United States’’ The final replacement Waters of the U.S. Rule has been published in the Federal Register today. This has the same text as that released earlier this year. This rule goes into effect on June 22 and replaces the […]

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MSHA and EPA Release COVID-19 Policies

The U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have revealed some initial policy changes in response to COVID-19. As this unprecedented situation continues to evolve, NSSGA will continue working to keep you apprised as federal policies affecting your business change. MSHA has posted guidance on their response to […]

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COVID-19 Resources for the Aggregates Industry

Recently, NSSGA held a conference call to discuss the COVID-19 crisis and effects on aggregates businesses. Below are a list of resources that resulted from the call, as well as some additional resources for the Indiana aggregates industry: Best Practices Best Management Practices for Aggregates Regarding COVID-19 COVID-19 Measures – CRH COVID-19 Operations Collected Industry […]