Category Archives: Legislative News

Trump to nominate Andrew Wheeler as next EPA administrator

Trump to nominate Andrew Wheeler as next EPA administrator

Present Trump said he will nominate Andrew Wheeler as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler, who has been serving as acting administrator since July, spoke to NSSGA members at the 2018 Legislative & Policy Forum about regulatory reform and the agency’s policy priorities. Trump made the announcement Friday during a White […]

FHWA poised to act on century-old barrier to transportation project innovation in response to ARTBA petition

FHWA poised to act on century-old barrier to transportation project innovation in response to ARTBA petition

On Nov. 14, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) said it would amend or repeal a century-old regulation related to the development and deployment of new products on U.S. transportation projects. The agency’s move comes in response to a March 27 filing from the Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), which noted the […]

Voters re-elect state lawmakers who supported gas tax increases, new ARTBA analysis finds

Voters re-elect state lawmakers who supported  gas tax increases, new ARTBA analysis finds

WASHINGTON, DC — Voters in 12 states re-elected 93 percent of 530 state lawmakers who supported a gas tax increase between 2015 and 2018 and ran for re-election in 2018. Winning state lawmakers in Nov. 6 races included 92 percent of Republicans, and 94 percent of Democrats, according to a new analysis from the American Road […]

Final Rule on OSHA Crane Operator Certification Published

Final Rule on OSHA Crane Operator Certification Published

Following the publication Nov. 9, 2018, in the Federal Register of the Final Rule for the qualification of crane operators, OSHA has provided further guidance and clarification on the effective dates of its new qualification requirements for crane operators. The two most important dates to be aware of are: November 10, 2018 – Crane operators must […]

U.S. Department of Labor issues final rule on crane operator certification requirements

U.S. Department of Labor issues final rule on crane operator certification requirements

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule Nov. 7, that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment. The final rule will maintain safety and health protections for workers while reducing […]