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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 and isolated waters.

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MSHA Announces Grants for Mine Safety

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the availability of up to $400,000 in funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program to support education and training to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines.

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TACA Launches WeRTexas Campaign

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) launched the WeRTexas campaign to build awareness of the aggregates, concrete, cement and other associated industries, with a spotlight on the employees who make it possible.

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Single-Family Housing Permits Decline

Over the first two months of 2019, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 116,189. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 6.2% decline over the February 2018 level of 123,871.

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bauma: Metso Launches Innovations for Aggregates and Mining

Metso is introducing a number of new, state-of-the-art solutions for the aggregate, construction and mining industries at bauma 2019. The launches include technologies and services that improve productivity and drive down costs.

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