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March, 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. 
Office of Mine Reclamation (OMR):
SB 108 Reminder!  The grace period to file an Interim Management plan (IMP) for idle mine sites ends July 1, 2013.  OMR has already sent a letter to operators about this new legislation describing the grace period provisions of the law.  It is important to act immediately to ensure that your operations are able to take advantage of the grace period.  If you need additional information please contact EnviroMINE, Inc.
You may also look at our November 2011 Newsletter which provides important information and guidance for this legislation.
California Air Resources Board (CARB):
Installing a Diesel Particulate Filter?  Make sure you purchase a CARB verified filter to comply with clean air requirements!  Be aware that some companies may advertise a filter as "verified," even though it has not been verified by CARB.  Make sure the suggested filter is on the list of currently verified equipment before buying.  Also see CARB's handbook: A Truck Drivers Guide to Care and Maintenance of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs).
News Blast
California's $439 million Devil's Slide tunnels undergo final safety tests before grand opening.  Two 1,000 -foot bridges that are 125 feet high, huge exhaust fans, carbon monoxide sensors, and fire-resistant shelters are just a small sample of the new tunnels.
Self-healing protective coating for concrete.  A new "self-healing concrete coating" has been developed by a team of South Korean scientists that automatically seals cracks. Self-healing video.
Lawmakers in California scrutinize high-speed rail plan.  With outstanding questions about the inspection process, lawmakers are leary about whether the agency charged with building the rail has addressed organizational problems.
California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment show a downward trend in the pavement condition since 2008.
Political SurgePile
Senator Jerry Hill appointed to chair Senate Environmental Quality Act.  After Rubio retired a few weeks back, Senator Jerry Hill is ready to take charge.
Los Angeles County Backing off on seeking storm water parcel fee?  After nearly 200 people showed up for the hearing protested the plan, the Board of Supervisors are rethinking and asking voters to approve a fee for the cleanup on runoff.
Governor Brown's next big step on the Delta Tunnels.  Brown's $23 billion proposal to build two massive, 35-mile-long tunnels that would help move water from Northern California to Southern half of California.
Hard Rock Economics
California will lose big with the federal sequester cuts.  The cuts could cost the state up to 225,000 state wide current and future jobs.
Steady Economic growth for California, and a decline in unemployment.  According to UCLA  Anderson Forecast things are looking up.
More aggregate mines needed in California to keep up with demand.   Local regions are recognizing the need for additional permitted reserves based on the findings in the updated Aggregate Sustainability in California report, recently published be the California Geological Survey
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