NSSGA members face a severe regulatory environment and there are some lawmakers on Capitol Hill who do not fully appreciate the value of aggregates operations in their districts. NSSGA invites members to come to Washington DC in December for critical meetings on regulatory issues and meetings with members of Congress. Registration has now opened for the second annual NSSGA Safety and Environment Meetings and Fly-In, to be held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill on 12 – 14 September.
Attendees will have the chance to discuss important issues with peers and association experts during the three day event. A meeting of the Safety & Health Committee will address threats to worker health, MSHA enforcement and the agency’s anticipated rulemaking on workplace exams. The Environment Committee meeting will provide updates on the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial WOTUS rule, in addition to air, sustainability and Endangered Species Act issues.
There will also be visits to the Capitol offices of key members of Congress. NSSGA will work to set up meetings with key members of Congress and provide all attendees with a political briefing so that advocating for the industry is as easy as possible.
“Imagine hundreds of people heading to Capitol Hill to talk with elected officials about the importance of our operations in every American community. It would be hard for members of Congress to ignore a loud and clear message that this is an industry worth safeguarding from overregulation,” said Pam Whitted, NSSGA senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. “I encourage every NSSGA member to come to D.C. this year and help NSSGA build and protect the stone, sand and gravel sector.”
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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