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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 […]

“Waters of the U.S.” regulation rewrite will Help reduce transportation project delays, ARTBA Vice Chair Harwood says at EPA-Corps hearing in Kansas City

“Waters of the U.S.” regulation rewrite will Help reduce transportation project delays, ARTBA Vice Chair Harwood says at EPA-Corps hearing in Kansas City

WASHINGTON, DC — Man-made, roadside ditches provide critical surface drainage that protects the traveling public and should be exempt from federal wetland regulations, American Road & Transportation Builder Association (ARTBA) Vice Chairman David Harwood told a Feb. 27 government hearing. That’s a key reason the association is supporting the Trump administration’s proposed overhaul to portions of […]

WOTUS replacement rule comments due April 15

WOTUS replacement rule comments due April 15

NSSGA member companies have until April 15 to submit comments that support a clearer Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The comment period for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed WOTUS “replacement” rule is open until April 15. It was released in December 2018 but the federal government […]

OSHA issues Form 300 privacy protection rule

OSHA issues Form 300 privacy protection rule

Source: EHSToday.com Employers with 250 or more workers will not be required to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report). The agency issued a final rule to protect worker personal data collected by an employer from being publicly disclosed under […]