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NSSGA A Busy Summer for NSSGA at State Associations’ Annual Meetings @WORK L eaders at NSSGA hit the road this summer to make presentations to several state associations at their annual or mid-year meetings about the current economic climate and how the actions of Congress are impacting the aggregates industry within this framework. To date in 2010, NSSGA leaders have also presented the national interest of the aggregates industry to the Kansas Aggregate Producers Association, Kentucky Crushed Stone Association, Nebraska Concrete and Aggregates Association, Iowa Limestone Producers Association, Oklahoma Aggregates Association and the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance. The state aggregates associations continue to be valuable partners with NSSGA. Their participation is encouraged in NSSGA’s standing committees, and their attendance is invited at NSSGA board meetings, Annual Conventions and fly-ins. In June, NSSGA President and CEO Joy Wilson made three back-to-back presentations on the challenges facing the aggregates industry in Washington, D.C., and what NSSGA is doing about them, from MSHA to enforcement to the impact of EPA’s new coarse particulate proposal. She addressed the North Carolina Aggregates Association, the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association and the Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association. NSSGA Chairman Bill Schneider, president and CEO, Knife River Corp., and Jackie Flikkema, environmental/resource manager, Knife River Corp., met with Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) to discuss surface transportation reauthorization and the aggregates industry’s employment challenges. They are joined by NSSGA President and CEO Joy Wilson and Charlie Luck, president and CEO, Luck Stone Corp. Pam Whitted, vice president of Government Affairs, discussed challenges including surface transportation authorization, mine safety legislation enforcement, accurate mineral definition, wetlands legislation, card check and climate change with the Arizona Rock Products Association and also participated in a transportation panel before the concrete and aggregates associations of Maryland. Joseph Casper, NSSGA vice president for Safety Services, makes a presentation at one of MSHA’s Spring Thaw seminars in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 4. On July 18, former NSSGA Chairman Jerry Geraghty, president and CEO, Rogers Group, Inc., made a presentation for the summer meeting of the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association. NSSGA’s Environmental Committee met on July 27 at NSSGA’s headquarters in Alexandria, Va., to discuss a number of pressing environmental issues affecting the aggregates industry. Nearly 40 committee members attended the meeting to hear expert speakers address topics such as ambient crystalline silica, EPA’s recommended change to the ambient air standard for particulate matter, storm water enforcement, air emission factor development, sustainability reporting and more. Stone, Sand & Gravel Review, September/October 2010 43

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - September/October 2010

Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - September/October 2010
Events Calendar
Table of Contents
Legislative Calendar
Sustainability is More Than Just Another Buzzword
NSSGA's New Economic Calculator Measures Contribution to Local Communities
Co-Location Provides Environmental Win for Quarry Operations and Landfill
Achieving Aggregates Project Goals While Ensuring Species Conservation Is of Concern
Will There Be A Middle Class Revolt?
Why They'll Win
CEO Safety Newsletter
Rip 'N Share Safety Handout
NSSGA @ Work
Buyers' Guide

Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - September/October 2010