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July, 2013
 Miner Details
 The Latest News Affecting the Construction Aggregates Industry
Compliance Corner
With multiple regulations and regulatory agencies affecting the construction aggregates industry, this section is designed to help keep you informed of important compliance dates and advisories.
State Water Resources Control Board:
The Storm Water Program has updated training opportunities for the California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.
The State Water Resource Control Board is accepting written comments on the Final Draft Industrial General Permit.   Public Notice - The deadline to submit comments is Thursday August 29, 2013 by Noon.
California Air Resources Board (CARB):
CARB has a variety of training classes in August that range from Visible Emission Evaluation, or Fundamentals of Enforcement (FOE or Smoke School).
News Blast
Transportation crusade goes mobile.  A new app is now avilable that will tell your member of house and senators about roads, bridges, and poor transit systems that are failing apart.
New Bay Bridge opening postponed until at least December.  The Bay Bridge's broken bolts have busted the schedule, forcing the construction team to postpone for weeks or months the opening of the Bay Area's new signature bridge.
Feds suspend review of $5.5 billion loan for  Vegas-to-California high-speed train.  A proposed high-speed train connecting California to Las Vegas may have just been stopped in its tracks.
Political SurgePile
California's energy efficiency is statistical myth?  95% of California's apparent electricity savings can be explained by coincidental trends.
Obama offers stopgap measures to slow global warming.  The centerpiece of the "climate action plan" is a directive to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to limit the amount of carbon dioxide that power plants may produce.
CalEPA creates new environmental justice working group.  California mining operations may become a target with the new program that CalEPA is putting together.
Hard Rock Economics
California News:  State's split evenly between construction job gains and losses in June.  Despite added jobs year-over-year, construction employment is below peak levels.
Gas prices climb as supplies of crude oil shrink.  The price of gas jumped to an average $3.52 per gallon in the nation driven by the deepening Egyptian political crisis and diminishing stockpiles of crude.
Jerry Brown signs bill to revamp economic development.  California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law new measures aimed at revamping the states incentives for economic development.
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