Trump seeks aggregate industry input for regulations

By |  March 10, 2017

President Trump seeks input from the aggregate industry on which regulations to target. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore via / CC BY-SA

President Trump is requesting input from the aggregate industry to determine which federal regulations the administration should address, according to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA).

NSSGA plans to provide comments to the Trump administration on regulatory priorities for the industry, including those promulgated by the Mine Safety & Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. The association is asking aggregate producers to provide input on which regulations the administration should target.

The president has already issued a few executive orders that affect the industry, including one requiring at least two prior regulations to be identified for elimination for every new regulation issued. Another executive order involves reviewing the Waters of the United States rule, and a third involves enforcing the regulatory agenda. According to NSSGA, the latter rule requires federal agencies to streamline permitting and “lower the unnecessary regulatory reform burdens on the American people.” A key component of this order is collecting information from businesses, and it is outlined in the March 7 Federal Register notice, the association adds.

Contact NSSGA’s Emily Coyner and Joseph Casper to share input for the association’s official letter before March 22. Companies can also comment individually online by searching “DOC-2017-0001” and clicking “Comment Now” before the March 31 deadline.

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Megan Smalley is the associate editor of Pit & Quarry. Contact her at or 216-363-7930.

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