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New Hours of Service Rules Proposed

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued its long-awaited notice of proposed rule-making (NPRM) to replace the current Hours-of-Service (HOS) standards that regulate when a heavy-duty truck can be in operation. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register Aug. 14 and will be available for public comment for the next 45 days.

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New Endangered Species Act Rules Coming

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) on Aug. 12 announced changes to rules implementing parts of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This is a positive step that will increase transparency and effectiveness of the ESA and reduce overly-burdensome regulations faced by aggregates producers, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). 

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Rogue Buys Canadian Quarries

Rogue Resources Inc. has entered into agreements to acquire 100% of the Speiran and 85% of the Johnston Farm quarries from Ontario-based private companies. Going forward, Rogue will refer to these as the “Orillia” and “Bobcaygeon” quarries, respectively.

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Athabasca Positions Itself for the Future

Athabasca Minerals Inc. announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, including six-month aggregates sales revenue of CDN $980,000.

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