PERMITTING – JANUARY 2020

Vulcan Quarry in Texas Clears Major Hurdle A Comal County, Texas, limestone quarry is one step closer to breaking ground after passing a major permitting hurdle, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approved an air quality permit for a Vulcan Materials Co. rock-crushing facility that will sit on a 1,500-acre quarry between…

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PERMITTING – DECEMBER 2019

Lafarge Plant Moves Forward in Illinois The board development committee in Kane County, Ill., has recommended a plan to expand sand and gravel mining operations onto existing farmland in Blackberry Township, according to the Aurora Beacon-News. Lafarge Aggregates is seeking a special use zoning permit from Kane County for an expansion of its sand and gravel mining operation on land…

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PERMITTING – NOVEMBER 2019

Proposed Arizona Plant Finds Opposition A proposed Southern Red Sands frac sand mine has stirred tensions and spurred questions in Kanab, Ariz., since the city council voted in July to provide water to the project. The mine’s opponents say local officials did not fully evaluate the mine’s potential impact on the area’s water, air and traffic, according to KUER 90.1…

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PERMITTING – OCTOBER 2019

Development a Concern to Dufferin Quarry A gravel pit, sitting about 30 meters from a 4.82-acre site where a new hotel and conference center is being proposed, has forced the developer to tweak its plans, according to simcoe.com. Dufferin Aggregates, a division of CRH Canada, operates a sand and gravel pit and asphalt plant on 70 hectares of land located…

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PERMITTING – SEPTEMBER 2019

Cemex Makes Progress in Florida Cemex Construction Materials Florida ‘s effort to expand its lime-rock mining operations cleared another hurdle when the Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval for the rezoning of 573 acres of land north of Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville, Fla., according to the Tampa Bay Times. County commissioners will take up the rezoning again this…

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PERMITTING – JULY 2019

Washington Needs More Permitted Mines After looking into several different studies on the state of construction rock and aggregate in Clark County, Wash., members of the Southwest Washington Contractors Association (SWCA) and other construction/building groups in the area said that the county is facing several challenges with its permitted construction aggregate reserves, according to the Vancouver/Southwest Washington Business Journal. According…

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PERMITTING – JUNE 2019

Cemex Wins Florida Expansion Case Cemex Construction Materials Florida has won the legal case that blocked its expansion into new mining territory west of Brooksville, Fla., according to the Tampa Bay Times. It comes after eight years of testimony by dozens of experts, a half dozen public meetings and hundreds of signed petitions opposing the expansion. Administrative law Judge Suzanne…

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PERMITTING – MAY 2019

Court Allows Rockhill Quarry to Continue Operation According to The Reporter, a federal court decision allowing quarrying to continue at Rockhill Quarry, East Rockhill, Pa., without getting special exception approval from the township is a “little disappointing” but not the end of the battle, an attorney for the township said at the March 26 East Rockhill Township board of supervisors…

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PERMITTING – APRIL 2019

Martin Marietta Proposes Land Swap According to The Arvada, Jefferson County, Colo., Open Space recently received a proposal from Martin Marietta Materials — which owns Heritage Square, the former site of a Victorian theme park shopping village in Golden, Colo. — about a land exchange. The proposal has three components. First, Open Space would receive 83.7 acres from Martin Marietta. This…

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PERMITTING – MARCH 2019

ACT 250 Update in the Works in Vermont Legislators and members of the Act 250 Commission are drafting new legislation to “protect the environment from potentially harmful business practices,” according to the Rutland Herald. The six legislators of the Act 250 Study Committee took the past year and a half to complete a report on the original Act 250 drafted…

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