Category Archives: Industry News

Industry News

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 […]

Industry News

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 […]

Industry News

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 […]

Industry News

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 […]

Industry News

Indiana’s Stay-at-Home Executive Order



Update on Indiana’s COVID-19 response as of 3/23/20 At noon today, Governor Eric Holcomb announced a “stay at home” order for Hoosiers as the state tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic. His executive order effectively closes nonessential businesses from 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 to 11:59 p.m., Monday, April 6. […]

Industry News

INDOT Project Delivery During the COVID-19 Outbreak



Project Delivery During the COVID-19 Outbreak On March 17th, Commissioner Joe McGuinness released the following statement about INDOT operations during the crisis. “To our valued industry partners, We have been receiving many questions surrounding INDOT operations, and I want to update you on where we currently stand. Yesterday, Governor Holcomb announced additional steps to reduce […]

Industry News

INDOT/Industry Preseason Regional Meeting on 3/16 – Update



Update for the INDOT/Industry Preseason Regional Meeting for Seymour/Vincennes Districts on March 16 Regarding COVID-19 Latest Update: 3/13/20 at 12:30 PM From Matt Beeson, Director Office of Materials Management INDOT Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, INDOT is canceling the three in-person regional preseason Aggregate and Asphalt meetings that were to occur on 3/16 […]

Industry News

Fatal U.S. Mining Accidents Dropped in 2019



Respirable Quartz and Dust Fell to All-Time Low ARLINGTON, VA – There were 24 mining fatalities in the U.S. in 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports. This is the fewest annual fatalities ever recorded, and only the fifth year in MSHA’s 43-year history that mining fatalities were below 30. MSHA […]

Industry News

EPA’s Replacement Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule Released



EPA’S REPLACEMENT WATERS OF THE U.S. (WOTUS) RULE PROTECTS WATERS AND PROVIDES CLARITY FOR AGGREGATES PRODUCERS ALEXANDRIA, VA – EPA Administrator Andrew  Wheeler today announced the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) at an event today in Las Vegas.  This rule was proposed in 2019 for public comment and […]