Krumenacher Pens Quarry Regulatory Book

Industry consultant Mark J. Krumenacher, senior principal/senior vice president for GZA GeoEnvironmental, has written a new book, “Quarry Regulatory Control and Permitting: Defending the Foundation of a Sustainable Society.” “There is no book or information source that addresses the extent of regulatory control and oversight and the challenges of permitting,” Krumenacher said. “If you or your partners have experienced the quarry…

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U.S. Chamber CEO Urges a Rally for Recovery Through Infrastructure and More

In his annual State of American Business speech, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue outlined the path for a widespread economic recovery through a bold agenda of infrastructure investments, workforce reskilling, immigration reforms and reinvigorating America’s global competitiveness. Additionally, he warned that excessive regulations and anti-competitive taxes would undermine the recovery.

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Government Regulatory Agenda Released

The federal government has released its updated agenda of pending regulations and ongoing regulatory rollbacks, according to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). The agenda does not include all expected actions, but it does provide projected dates on agency priorities for the coming year. The deadlines listed are dependent on numerous factors, and actions are regularly delayed, canceled or otherwise altered.

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Examinations of Working Places Rule

Sept. 27, 2019 – This just in. On Sept. 30, 2019, the Mine Safety and Health Administration will publish a notice in the Federal Register regarding the reinstatement of the regulatory provisions for examinations of working places in metal and nonmetal mines originally published on Jan. 23, 2017. The rule is being reinstated as the result of an order from the U.S. Court of Appeals…

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