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PACA Conveyor – Week of April 2, 2020
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2. Environmental News
3. Promotion News
4. Safety & Health News
5. Other COVID-19 Information
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As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
Tell Us What You Think of the New PACA Website
Have you seen the new PACA website? If not, please check it out!

The intent of this new website is to be an evolving product with more updates and added information on a much more consistent basis, rather than the static site of before.

And, bear in mind, this is just Phase I of the project. There are some exciting additions coming to Phase II, but much more behind-the-scenes work needs to be done before the launch of Phase II.

For now, we'd like to hear your feedback on the new site and give us some suggestions of what you'd like to see on the new site. Take a few minutes to please complete are VERY short survey.
Status of PACA's 2020 Summer Summit, Golf Outing & Sporting Clays Tournament Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Hope all are safe, practicing social distancing and staying healthy!

To help KEEP everyone safe and healthy, it is with much regret that we must announce that we, with the approval of our Executive Committee, have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Summit, Golf Outing and Sporting Clays tournament.

With the unpredictability of the time/length of the COVID-19 pandemic, the status of stay-at-home orders, social distancing, etc., we felt it best to make this tough decision sooner rather than later.

We are deeply saddened that we will not have the opportunity to bring friends, family, colleagues and peers together this Summer, but we look forward to seeing all next year.

We still have our Annual Meeting in November to look forward to and hope that all will be back to "normal" at that time.

In the meantime, we ask that you please add the following future dates of the Summer Summit to your calendar - along with the other future dates - and hopefully, we will all be back together, face-to-face very soon!

Be well!

If you have any questions, please contact Kallie Kline.

If you have already made your room reservations at the Hyatt, please call 1-800-233-1234 to cancel.
Future Summer Summit & Annual Meeting Dates
PACA Summer Summit

June 13-15, 2021 - Hyatt Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina

June 12-14, 2022 - Hyatt Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina

PACA Annual Meeting

November 16-17, 2020 - Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA

November 15-16, 2021 - Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA

November 14-15, 2022 - Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA

November 13-14, 2023 - Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
DEP Emergency Temporary Waiver to Suspend Regulatory Requirements and/or Permit Conditions
DEP has posted an alert indicating a COVID-19 Emergency Request to Temporarily Suspend Regulatory Requirements and/or Permit Conditions. The form can be found on the alert page.

This form will work its way through several internal DEP technical and legal reviews and recommendations before going to the Governor's Office for final approval. It is anticipated that if the request comes to the Governor’s Office with a DEP approval, the Governor will most likely approve.

Note that DEP Mining has indicated it will not be approving any waiver for mine sites that are actively working in some capacity.

Should you have any questions or challenges, please don’t hesitate to contact Josie Gaskey.
Promotion News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
Promotion News
NRMCA Offers Free Promotion Webinars for Members and Affiliates
NRMCA and Build With Strength have launched a series of webinars for members and affiliates addressing key building promotion topics. Topics range from building codes and standards to communicating the sustainable attributes to state and local legislative issues affecting the ready mixed concrete industry. (Note: times below are Eastern)

Click here for more information or contact Lionel Lemay at [email protected].
Promotion News Adds Information
SpecifyConcrete.orghas added information on our video and webinar pages, as well as a new page titled Concrete Careers. Below are descriptions of the additions as well as their links.

Concrete Careers - Includes "A Day in the Life" videos for a number of concrete related jobs as well as links to Penn College's Concrete Science Program, the industry driven Concrete Industry Management Program, and the American Concrete Institute's Career Center.

Videos - The career videos noted on the Concrete Career pages have also been added to our video page as well as video regarding our two new ACI certification programs (Adhesive Anchor Installer, Post Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector).

Webinars- Features information on the concrete buildings and concrete pavements webinars currently being promoted through our affiliation with the NRMCA. In addition, there are links to archived webinars that PACA has conducted.

We hope you will share the webinar information with your respective sales teams as well as any other concrete professionals that may benefit. Please contact Ken Crank if you have any questions.
Promotion News
Join Us for These Pavement Focused Webinars
The NRMCA's Concrete Pavement Series will focus on technical topics related to design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of concrete pavements and will conclude with a webinar on concrete trails. Webinars in this series will offer AIA Elective Learning Units, Professional Development Hours or Continuing Education Units through the AIA continuing education system. The webinar schedule is as follows: (please note that all times below are Eastern).

Click here for more information on these topics.

Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Safety & Health News
MSHA Posts COVID-19 Guidance
MSHA has posted COVID-19 Guidance on their website. They are following the CDC guidelines regarding physical distancing, washing hands, etc. MSHA employees are being asked to quarantine at home, if they've been exposed or possibly exposed or have symptoms.

They have suspended Educational Field visits, as well as Small Mine Services visit. On-site special initiative talks have also been suspended.

If you have a production reduction at your site, you should notify MSHA, as they have indicated a willingness to limit the number of inspectors they send, provided they are aware of this ahead of time.

Underground mine inspections continue as normal.

Should you have any challenges, contact Josie Gaskey.
Other COVID-19 Information
Other COVID-19 Information
CARES Act Webinar
On April 1, 2020, Patrick Dennison of Fisher Phillips presented a webinar on the CARES Act and its possibilities for small to medium businesses. The link to that webinar recording can be found on PACA's website,, Additional Resources or by contacting Josie Gaskey.

Should you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.
PACA – Building and Connecting Communities