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May, 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. 
California Air Resources Board (ARB):
Critical Registration Requirements:
June 30, 2013
This will be the last day ARB will accept initial registration applications for interim Tier 4 engines rated 50 bhp up to 74 bhp.
On July 1, 2013
For initial registration into Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP), all engines must meet the following:
  • 50 to 74 bhp - certified Final Tier 4
  • 75 bhp and above - certified Interim Tier 4
  • Or, for all power categories - Flex engines certified under the flexibility provisions of Federal 40 CFR 1039.625. or CFR 89.102, or California Code of Regulations section 2423 (d).
The chart below shows the phase-in of new certification Tiers up to 2015.  After the Tier changes, ARB allows a six month grace period before the required new engine Tier begins. (Chart)
News Blast
New Completion date for Interstate 405 construction in the Los Angeles area set for summer 2014.  Metro blames construction delays and unexpected costs which have tacked on at least an extra $80 million to the original $1 billion budget.

New development program for LAX. The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), an airports development group, is in the midst of a multi-billion dollar development program for (LAX).
Concrete plane takes flight.  Dakota School of Mines and Technology students have made aeronautical history with their concrete airplane recently taking flight.
Political SurgePile
The groundbreaking of California bullet train faces new obstacles.  Challenges are coming from a private railroad, a legislative committee and a powerful federal agency asserting authority over the project.
California may go forward without a financial reserve.  Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget contains no provision for a reserve.  Without a financial cushion, some say, California may be more vulnerable to drops in revenue.
President Obama nominates Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation.  President Obama announced Anthony Foxx, current mayor of Charlotte, Carolina, as his  next Secretary of Transportation. 
Hard Rock Economics
Census bureau charts California economy's rise and fall.  Most California workers are payroll employees of private businesses, and the rise, fall and slow recovery of that has now seen in the Census Bureau Reports.
California economy finally shows signs of recovery.  California budget projections are looking healthy, and the budget is showing positive trends.
Home builders struggling to find enough construction workers.  The real estate bust drove many workers out of the construction industry.  Luring them back, or training new skilled laborers, is no easy task.
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