PERMITTING – NOVEMBER 2018

Wisconsin Producer Seeks Non-Metallic Mine License Northern Sands Wisconsin LLC submitted a non-metallic mine license application to the Town of Howard, Wis., according to WEAU TV news. At a public meeting, there were statements made from those for, against and undecided on whether or not the mine would help or hurt Howard and surrounding areas. President Tom Gapinske spoke before…

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PERMITTING – OCTOBER 2018

Geneva Rock Seeks Rezoning in Utah A special meeting of the Draper, Utah, city council to hear public comment on a quarry rezoning application ended abruptly when the original application changed. Geneva Rock was asking the city council to consider its request to rezone about 72 acres of land at its Point of the Mountain mine. The application also said…

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PERMITTING – SEPTEMBER 2018

Pennsylvania Quarry Faces Legal Objection An attorney for New Hanover Township, Pa., filed a legal objection to a July 3 mining permit issued to the Gibraltar Quarry, thus opening yet another chapter in the 17-year-long legal battle, according to the Mercury News. Township supervisors unanimously approved the filing of the appeal. In the appeal, which was filed by Robert Brant,…

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PERMITTING – JULY 2018

Rocky Mountain Resources Plans Colorado Expansion A “citizens’ alliance” in Glenwood Springs, Colo., is gearing up to fight plans to expand a limestone quarry north of town, according to the Post Independent. Rocky Mountain Resources (RMR), which currently extracts limestone on the federally leased land near the base of Transfer Trail north of Glenwood Springs, is seeking a major expansion…

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PERMITTING – JUNE 2018

Judge Invalidates Meteor Timber’s Wetland Permit Atlanta-based Meteor Timber is appealing a judge’s decision to invalidate wetland permits it was issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to fill 16 acres of wetland in Monroe County as part of a proposed $75 million frac sand processing and rail loading facility, according to Wisconsin Public Radio. On May 4, Administrative…

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PERMITTING – May 2018

Federal Memorandum Further Streamlines Permitting Process On April 9, federal agency heads signed the One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will further implement the administration’s executive order to streamline the federal permitting process for major infrastructure projects. The MOU calls for greater coordination between federal agencies, establishing permitting timetables under a designated “lead agency” to provide a single…

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PERMITTING – APRIL 2018

Board Approves Expansion for Illinois Quarry The Lakemoor, Ill., village board unanimously approved measures allowing for the annexation of property on its far west side, as well as for uses by Thelen Sand and Gravel for mining and related activities. The approvals allow Thelen to expand its current mining operation to another 164 acres and would increase the company’s total…

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PERMITTING – MARCH 2018

Ohio Permit Request Focus of Public Hearing The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency held a public meeting to hear from concerned homeowners about Enon Sand and Gravel’s mining permit request in Mad River Twp., Ohio, according to the Dayton Daily News. Enon Sand and Gravel applied to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management in November 2016…

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PERMITTING – FEBRUARY 2018

Wisconsin Pit Approval Moves Forward Members of Racine County, Wis.’s planning committee are hoping for a fresh start with the new owner of a sand and gravel pit that has been a point of contention in the town of Waterford, according to The Journal Times. The Economic Development and Land Use Planning Committee unanimously voted in favor of allowing a…

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