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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PERMITTING – FEBRUARY 2019

Asphalt Plant Opposed Residents opposed to the idea of an asphalt plant setting up shop just outside of the Marshall, N.C., town limits voiced concerns to the Madison County Board of Commissioners about negative impacts they believe the project could have on the wider community, according to the Asheville Citizen Times. Though the five-man panel remained largely silent on the…

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PERMITTING – JANUARY 2019

Washington Quarry Faces Opposition In Washougal, Wash., a local conservation group, plus about two-dozen property owners, filed a letter warning they intend to sue a government commission that oversees land-use regulations in the Columbia River Gorge unless action is taken against a mining operation in east Clark County. According to KATU News, in late November, Nathan Baker, senior staff attorney…

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PERMITTING – DECEMBER 2018

Colorado Quarry Begins Exploratory Drilling The Bureau of Land Management authorized a limestone quarry north of Glenwood Springs, Colo., to drill 15 exploratory holes to search for additional mineral resources, prompting concerns about a lack of public involvement in the federal agency’s decision-making process on the controversial quarry. Rocky Mountain Resource Management has begun exploratory drilling after the BLM order…

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