MSHA Issues POV Notice Despite Ongoing Court Challenge

By Ross Watzman The Rule, Which Took Effect in March, Allows MSHA to Issue a Notice Without First Issuing a Potential POV Notice.

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EPA Fines Fisher Sand and Gravel for Dust Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have issued a civil penalty against Fisher Sand and Gravel of $150,000 for failing to comply with dust mitigation regulations at three of its Maricopa County, Ariz., facilities.

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The 1 percent gain for total construction starts on an unadjusted basis for the first eight months of 2013 was due to varied behavior by the three main construction sectors. Residential building climbed 27 percent year-to-date, with single family housing up 30 percent and multifamily housing up 19 percent.

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