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PACA Conveyor – Week of January 21, 2021
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1. PACA News
2. Environmental News
3. Promotion News
4. Safety & Health News
5. Members Community Calendar
6. PACA – Building and Connecting Communities

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As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
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Thank you to Our 2021 Corporate Sponsors!
PACA wishes to thank our 2021 Corporate Sponsors for their generous support and commitment this year!

  • ASGCO Complete Conveyor Solutions
  • Babst Calland
  • Burch Materials & Supplies
  • Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Commonwealth Equipment Corporation
  • Continental Placer, Inc.
  • Conviber, Inc.
  • Kemper Equipment, Inc.
  • Master Builders Solutions
  • Maurer & Scott Sales, Inc.
  • Mellott Company
  • Murrysville Machinery Co. LLC
Reminder - Membership Renewal Information is Due January 29th
PACA's Associate members have already received their dues invoicing for 2021. Paying the annual, semi-annual or quarterly invoice, services as official notification of rejoining the association for 2021. Payment is due January 29, 2021.

PACA's Producer members have received their annual sales calculation forms which serves as notification to renew membership. The forms are due to Kallie Kline by January 29th.

If you have any questions, please contact Kallie Kline.
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
DEP BMP GP 104 - The Latest with EPA, Upcoming Deadlines & What the Future Holds
The DEP Bureau of Mining Program’s general permit GP-104 is a general permit, the use of which has to be approved by EPA. General permits are approved for five years use, at which time they need to be updated and resubmitted to EPA for approval. This version is set to expire on February 21, 2021. The Department submitted the proposed permit to EPA last year, and while they are working on it with EPA, EPA has yet to give final approval on it.

BMP GP 104 is a permit for those discharges that are composed entirely of stormwater.

If you currently have an authorization or permit with an expiration date after February 2021, once EPA approves this new version, you will get a notice that you have the option to certify the reissued permit or apply for an individual NPDES permit. If you choose the certification, your coverage expiration date will revert to the five-year date of this permit or 2026. There will be no permitting fee for this.

New or reapplications, including renewals, will be issued under the 2021 reissuance and will all have the same 2026 expiration date regardless of the actual date coverage goes into effect. The Department is already working on easy renewal process for coverage past 2026.

In this new permit version:

  • there are restrictions for use in impaired watersheds,
  • the effluent limits were changed to eliminate the 30-day average and daily maximum. All you will have is an instantaneous max limit.
  • there are requirements to minimize exposure of processing and material storage areas to precipitation,
  • there are updated standard conditions and definitions to be consistent with other and or current requirements.
Any questions or comments, contact Josie Gaskey as soon as possible.
Environmental News
New Knox DMO Head Announced
There is a change to DEP personnel in the Knox District Mining Office. Effective January 16, 2021, Chris Yeakle has accepted the position of Environmental Program Manager in the Knox District Mining Office.

Should you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.
Promotion News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
Promotion News
Be Sure Potential Customers Can Find You!
One of's most frequently visited pages is "Find A Producer". By entering their zip code into the search box, a customer gets a listing (that includes contact names, phone numbers, etc.) of PACA concrete producer members within a 25-mile radius of that zip code. An example of a search using the zip code 17560 is here.

You should be sure that your facility would be located. How can you do that? Take a few minutes to run searches for your locations and confirm that they can be found AND, once they are found, that the information returned is correct.

What if a location does not show up during the search? What if the information listed is incorrect? It's simple, contact Ken Crank and provide the correct details. From there, the data will be entered into the database and the issue will be resolved. It is a valuable service that we are happy to provide to you.

Looking forward to working with you and an exciting 2021!
Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Safety & Health News
OSHA Adjusts Civil Penalties
In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to adjust the level of civil monetary penalties, and make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation no later than January 15 of each year.

To that end, OSHA’s maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will increase from $13,494 per violation to $13,653 per violation. The maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations will increase from $134,937 per violation to $136,532 per violation. You can find the background for this info here.

Additionally, note that Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Safety Sciences Department is the officially designated agency in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for OSHA consultation services. Since 1983, IUP OSHA Consultation Program provides FREE occupational and health consultative services made available through federal regulations.

The program is designed to assist private-sector employers in the Commonwealth in understanding and voluntarily complying with applicable safety/health regulations enforced by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

If you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.
Members Community Calendar
Members Community Calendar
Conewago Ready Mix and CarbonCure Offer Webinar
Sustainable concrete mixes present many opportunities for concrete producers, but sometimes small to medium-sized ready mix producers feel they don't have the resources to adopt these solutions.

PACA Member, Conewago Manufacturing, a ready mix producer in Hanover, Pennsylvania, and PACA Associate Member, CarbonCure, will be offering a webinar to learn how this regional producer:

  • Easily adopted the CarbonCure technology across 99.87% of their production mix
  • Established a “market first” position in Pennsylvania while maintaining their same high-quality concrete performance in all seasons
  • Achieved bottom line savings by reducing the cement content, on average, by 5%
If you cannot attend the webinar, register anyway and they will send you the recording.
Members Community Calendar
Terex Offers Ultra Fines Recovery & Pond Elimination Webinar
Terex will be offering a webinar on ultra fines recovery and pond elimination. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Various time slots to view the webinar are being offered. More information is available below.
PACA – Building and Connecting Communities