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July 17, 2017: EPA Proposed Rule to Rescind Definition of "Waters of the United States"

1-23-17: Regulatory freeze likely to postpone or kill new rule on workplace examinations for metal/non-metal mines (Memo from Willa Perlmutter, Stoel Rives LLC) Regulatory Freeze_Jan-20-17  

12-5-16: Oregon DOGAMI budget for 2017-19  (excerpt from Governors Budget document)


11-9-16: Gov. Brown names natural resources policy manager

LANDSLIDE MAPPING METHODS DEFINED IN NEW PAPER See the DOGAMI Press Release (Sept. 7, 2016)

April 7, 2016: Ash Grove Cement's Durkee Oregon Plant Wins Top Safety Award in Company-Wide Competition See the Press Release


U.S. Representative Greg Walden Co-Sponsored National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015 (H.R. 1937) 

Message from Greg Walden    Summary of H.R. 1937   Language of H.R. 1937


Drivers' Hours of Operation Provisions in HR 22

  • December 2, 2015: The House of Representatives will be voting Thursday, December 3rd, on final passage of a $305.5 billion five-year surface transportation bill, HR 22, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).  NRMCA staff is currently examining the bill to measure its full impact on our industry, but we are happy to report that three NRMCA advocated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drivers’ Hours of Service (HOS) provisions were preserved in the final bill. These three provisions are specific to the ready mixed concrete industry. NRMCA urges you to help make this bill become law!  Call your U.S. Representative and tell him/her to vote YES on final passage of HR 22! Click for Details on HR 22

  • FAST Act  Inhofe, Shuster, DeFazio, Boxer Announce Agreement on Surface Transportation Legislation
Clean Water Rule STAYED Nationwide
Oregon Sage Grouse Plan
  • September 17, 2015: Action Plan withdraws 1.9 million acres from the federal mineral reservation - impacting mining in the Columbia Basin See More

 Oregon Transportation Funding

Cross Laminated Timber

Oregon Business  published two reported stories on Cross Laminated Timber (CLT).