Innovative Quarry Operation Proposed in Colorado

A proposal to develop an environmentally focused sand and gravel supply operation in Dotsero, Colo., is the first step to bringing a long-contemplated vision of rural residential homes and first-ever commercial services to an expanding community at the eastern mouth of Glenwood Canyon and on the north side of Interstate 70, according to developers.

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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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Department of Commerce Report Targets Permitting Delays

The National Mining Association (NMA) applauded the recommendations of a new U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) report which aims to ensure a reliable supply of minerals in the United States. The report is the culmination of months of collaborative work with various U.S. agencies in response to Executive Order (EO) 13817, “A Federal Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies…

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NSSGA Files WOTUS Comments

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and member companies submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support the replacement of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule with an improved rule. This replacement proposal includes key suggestions from NSSGA, including exemptions for pits, water treatment systems, dry stream beds…

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Stop Unreasonable Permitting Delays

Oct. 19, 2017 – The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) recently told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fish and Wildlife Service that unreasonable delays in the permitting process are far too common for aggregates operations. Nancy Haley and Chip Smith from the Corps met in-person at NSSGA’s headquarters with Mark Williams of Luck Companies, Matt Hinck of…

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PERMITTING – JANUARY 2016

FAST Act Speeds Up Permitting for Construction Projects The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act, is a $305 billion, five-year bill passed by Congress that contains provisions to streamline permitting for construction projects. The new permit streamlining provisions contained in Title XLI of the FAST Act are based on the previously proposed Federal Permitting Improvement Act sponsored by…

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