Permitting: Tennessee

According to www.WATE.com, a rock quarry located near a Jefferson County, Tenn., elementary school must halt its operations following a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting. The quarry off of Highway 25 roughly 200 yd. away from Piedmont Elementary has been met with community concerns over noise, dust, and regular blasting activity. Community members hired a lawyer in an effort to…

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Permitting: Kansas

According to KGFW, special use permits were approved for a sand and gravel, and portable concrete production pit and concrete storage site south of Odessa by the Buffalo County Commissioners during their meeting on Tuesday, April 23. The permits are related to ongoing I-80 construction projects between Elm Creek and Odessa. The commissioners considered a special use permit for a…

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Permitting Update: Tennessee

A rock quarry located near a Jefferson County elementary school must halt its operations following a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on Tuesday. The quarry off of Highway 25 roughly 200 yards away from Piedmont Elementary has been met with community concerns over noise, dust, and regular blasting activity. Community members hired a lawyer in an effort to halt work…

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Permitting Update: New York

The latest plan to quintuple the size of the Padua Ridge gravel mine is inadequate to protect its neighbor, the Watkins Glen State Park, from a host of potentially severe environmental risks, the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation declared last week. The developer’s 784-page draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) fails to fully address multiple threats, including stormwater…

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Permitting Update: Colorado

An application for a proposed gravel mine at Dotsero may return, but it will be a while, and any new application will be changed from the one heard Monday by the Eagle County Board of Commissioners. After nearly four hours of public hearing Monday, the developer of the proposed mine withdrew the application. In deliberations, all three commissioners said they’d…

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