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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Year-to-Date

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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Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

By Kathryn J. Russo and Donna Vetrano Pryor How Do State Laws Affect Employers And Mine Operators In Particular, Who Are Required To Comply With MSHA’s Regulations? In recent years, 20 states have legalized “medical marijuana.” In most states this means a physician-prescribed use of marijuana for patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, pain, glaucoma and similar debilitating illnesses.

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