Category Archives: Legislative News

Your comments needed to fix the WOTUS Rule

Your comments needed to fix the WOTUS Rule

NSSGA NSSGA needs you to send comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the replacement of the unlawful  2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule. NSSGA and member companies opposed the 2015 WOTUS rule that would have allowed the federal government to regulate waters that have little or no connection to flowing […]

Certified excavator training: the new law and what you need to be compliant

Certified excavator training: the new law and what you need to be compliant

You need to be compliant by Saturday, May 4, 2019 Who is required by law to be trained? Please note, while this law was poorly written the intent is for safe excavation of underground facilities.  AGC NYS recommends getting the required training for the appropriate employees ASAP, and providing any additional training to supervisory staff […]

OSHA announces 2019 increases to maximum penalty amounts

OSHA announces 2019 increases to maximum penalty amounts

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams Employers can expect higher penalties from the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Fed-OSHA) in the coming year. Fed-OSHA announced on Jan. 15, 2019 that it plans to increase the maximum penalty it can issue an employer for serious and other-than-serious citations […]

NSSGA commends Senate for confirming Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator

NSSGA commends Senate for confirming Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator

NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “We commend the Senate for confirming Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator. Andrew Wheeler will provide the leadership necessary to administer the programs that provide for clean air and water […]

Trump “totally ready” for infrastructure bill

Trump “totally ready” for infrastructure bill

Source: NSSGA More than half of the nation’s governors gathered in Washington, D.C., recently, and both President Trump and Vice President Pence mentioned their commitment to investing in infrastructure this year. They addressed funding and the need to base regulations for permits on sound science. “A highway that would take 17 or 18 years of […]