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April, 2013
 Miner Details
 The Latest News Affecting the Construction Aggregates Industry
 
Up-Coming Events
Street bond proposal community meetings...
Councilmembers Joe Buscaino and Mitchell Englander have proposed a street bond to fix failed streets citywide.  They are hosting outreach meetings. (Calendar)

                         Tuesday, April 16th                                  Tuesday, April 23rd
                         @6:00 pm                                                           @6:00 pm
                         Van Nuys City Hall                                           West Los Angeles Municipal Building
                         14410 Sylvan St.                                               1645 Corinth Ave.
                         Van Nuys
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 (CARB):
Course #520: How to comply with CARB diesel regulations
The #520 course reviews the inspection process, discusses the consequences of non-compliance, and explains how to comply with the following programs/regulations:
  • Heavy-Duty Diesel vehicle inspection program
  • Periodic smoke inspection program
  • Commercial vehicle and school bus idling
  • Truck and bus regulation
  • Transportation refrigeration unit ATCM
  • Drayage truck regulation
  • Tractor trailer greenhouse gas regulation
  • Public agency and utilities, Public transit agency, Solid waste vehicle regulation
  • Off-Road regulation
Western Riverside County Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF):
On July 17 2012, Riverside County Board of Supervisors adopted a temporary fee reduction for the Western Riverside County TUMF Program.  As of April 1, 2013 the full fees will be in effect.  
News Blast

San Bernardino County Supervisor Lovingood sees Sen.Feinstein's Desert Protection Act as a threat to mining.  The Act could threaten to shut down any future mining prospects in parts of San Bernardino County.

Water tunnel plans call for highway rerouting in Sacramento.  The proposal to construct two huge water diversion tunnels beneath Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta includes plans for rerouting three, two-lane highways.

California High-Speed Rail fiasco is getting worse.  A bureaucratic turf war has erupted over a "risk and uncertainty analysis" missing from the Authority's plans.
Political SurgePile
California gas tax will increase on July 1st, 2013!!  California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is sensitive to the financial impact on consumers; however state law requires adjustment of the excise tax rate in order to ensure revenue neutrality.
The President's budget for fiscal year 2014.  The budget demonstrates critical investments to strengthen the middle class, create jobs, and grow the economy.
American for Prosperity (AFP) Scorecard.  The AFP ranks members of congress based on their votes for economic freedom.
Hard Rock Economics
Economic indicator at a 5-year high. San Diego's economy has rebounded to its best level in five years; there has been increased construction activity, more help-wanted advertising, lower unemployment and higher stock prices.
Job growth, and economic growth for California.  California jobs over the past two decades has been relatively anemic compared with gains in the rest of the country.  However, economic output has grown faster than the rest of the United States.
California key facts on infrastructure.  Once every four years, America's civil engineers rate the nation's infrastructure and issues a report card, California was rated a C.
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