Pennsylvania Quarry Expansion Hits a Snag

Plans for a sand and gravel mining operation in Lawrence County, Pa., hit a procedural snag when New Beaver Council denied a developer’s conditional use request, according to The Times. The council in a 6-1 vote rejected Three Rivers Aggregates’ application to build part of a 100-acre surface mine on commercially zoned private property after residents publicly objected to the…

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Polydeck PROTEX Can Increase Mining Operation Efficiency

According to Sam Durnavich, Polydeck’s global mining key account and product manager, based in Denver, protective products are critical for efficiency. When used effectively, chosen correctly for your operation, and properly employed, Polydeck PROTEX –the company’s new line of protective products– are a critical component for increasing mining operation efficiency.

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Judge Rules Against Colorado Quarry

Garfield District Court Judge Anne K. Norrdin issued an order granting Garfield County, Colo.’s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by Rocky Mountain Industrials (RMI) against the county two years ago, according to SILT. In her June 26 order, Judge Norrdin ruled that the county special use permit “does not authorize unrestricted or unregulated mining activities by RMI,…

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PERMITTING – October 2017

Concrete Crushing Permit Approved The Medina, Ohio, Planning Commission gave the Osborne Concrete Co. a conditional zoning permit to continue operation of its concrete-crushing operation despite complaints of noise and dust pollution from residents of two nearby housing developments, according to The Gazette. The decision was made after an hour-long meeting behind closed doors, which was called when the five members…

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Permitting – JULY 2016

Quarry Dodges Permit Revocation A Dane County, Wis., committee voted not to revoke a permit for a quarry that some believe is causing damage to nearby properties in the town of Deerfield, Wis. The county’s zoning and land regulation committee voted 3-2 against the revocation of a conditional use permit for Oak Park Quarry after postponing a vote several times…

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EPA Rescinding Valid Clean Water Permits

By Mark S. Kuhar A decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revoke a valid Clean Water Act (CWA) permit from a mining operation in West Virginia could have ripple effects on the ability of public agencies and private firms to deliver urgently-needed transportation-improvement projects for the nation, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) First Vice Chairman…

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