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PACA Conveyor – Week of May 9, 2019
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As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
What's Coming Up for PACA Members
Upcoming Events:

  • June 4 - Superintendents Education Workshop & Quarry Tour - REGISTER
  • June 22-25, 2019 - Summer Summit with Golf Outing/Sporting Clays Tournament - REGISTER

Check out these events and SO MUCH MORE in our online calendar.
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Don't Forget to Change PACA's Contact Information
Just a friendly reminder to change PACA's mailing address in your contact information.

We have moved!

The new address is:

2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 204, Harrisburg, PA 17110

All phone and email information remains the same.
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Summer Summit, Speakers, Sessions, Special Events & Sponsorships
What in the world are all these "s" words about, you ask? Find out in the newly completed Summer Summit brochure. Learn about the final speakers and sessions at this year's Summer Summit. What are the special events happening this year - including golf and sporting clays? What sponsorships are available? AND MORE!

Some important Summer Summit dates to keep in mind:

MOST IMPORTANT - ROOM BLOCK EXPIRATION - May 23rd - PLEASE book your rooms at Nemacolin Woodland Resort ASAP if you plan to attend the PACA Summer Summit. There is ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE of room availability once the room block closes. Room quantities and types are limited.

June 2nd - Final date to register for the golf tournament / sporting clays tournament and/or to order PACA golf shirts (which are included with your golf / sporting clays registration fee) in order to receive them AT the Summer Summit.

June 7th - Discount registration fee expires.

Attention Superintendents! Join Us June 4th for an Education Workshop & Quarry Tour
Join us for our next education series targeting the superintendents of the industry for June 4, 2019, at the Allan Myers Materials Paradise Farmhouse Conference Center in Paradise, PA. Read more about it via the button below.

The education workshop features the following two presentations:

Introduction to MSHA - How to Manage Before, During and After an Inspection

By Michael Peelish, Law Office of Adele Abrams, PC

The instructor will take the audience through a journey of MSHA’s intended purpose which is to enforce the Mine Safety and Health Act. The presentation will address the responsibilities of the mine operator before an inspection occurs as required by the Mine Act; the authority of MSHA and the rights of the mine operator during an inspection; and the accountability that falls to the mine operator after an inspection if things are not right. We will explore how a mine operator can manage its business to eliminate potential compliance issues, and how to professionally manage the situation when MSHA does conduct its statutorily required inspections. The audience will be asked to participate by providing real life examples of situations they have encountered which will allow for discussion on applying the practices and techniques presented.

Material Spillage Panel Presentation

Presentation #1:

Reduction of Fugitive Material and Spillage

By Timothy Zalik, ASGCO Complete Conveyor Solutions

Presentation #2:

Canoe Liners

By Dax Michelena, Kemper Equipment, Inc.

Presentation #3:

All Aspects of Material Spillage from Transfers Point and Belt Conveyors

By Billy Tarver, Martin Engineering

Presentation #4:

Minimizing Spillage Via Use of Vibrating Screens

By Jay Carr, Burch Materials & Supplies

This event is limited to the first 20 superintendents (only) to register. Cost is $95 per person. Others will be added to a waiting list as openings occur.

Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
DEP Acting Secretary (Still?)
On Wednesday, May 8, after some bickering regarding the controversial Sunoco Mariner East Pipeline Project, the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee voted 8-2 to recommend Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell's confirmation as the Department of Environmental Protection head.

Next steps would be that his nomination to continue as DEP Secretary goes to the full Senate for a confirmation vote next month sometime. The two 'no' votes were from Senator Dinniman (D-Chester) and Senator Leach (D-Montgomery).
Environmental News
DEP Proposes Civil Penalties Revisions
In the Saturday, May 4th PA Bulletin, the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed revisions to the “Civil Penalty Assessments for Coal Mining Operations Technical Guidance Document”, Technical Guidance Document No. 562-4180-306. The proposed version is here and existing version is found here. A comparison document is also included below. We’ve also included a link to the existing Noncoal Civil Penalty TGD. In particular, please note the Calculation of Penalties section. Comments are due June 3, 2019.

We bring this to your attention because DEP Mining has indicated forthcoming revisions to the Noncoal version similar to these, and our focus on Chapter 77 revisions.

Should you have any questions or input, contact Josie Gaskey.

Environmental News
PA Climate Action Plan
On April 29, 2019, Governor Wolf released the latest version of Pennsylvania's Climate Action Plan 2018. This 231-page plan was developed by DEP and state agency partners with recommendations for government leaders, businesses, and citizens on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a perceived changing climate. In addition, PA will use your hard-earned tax dollars to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 24 governors, to implement policies that support commitments the Obama Administration made in the Paris Agreement.

This is the third update to the first plan, which was published in 2009, per the requirements of the PA Climate Change Act of 2008. The plan is required to be updated every three years.

DEP, in conjunction with their consultant ICF, developed reduction strategies and used models for the predictions in this report. Governor Wolf's goal is a 26 percent reduction of net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025, and an 80 percent reduction of net GHG emissions by 2050, from 2005 levels. PA's latest GHG Inventory can be found here.
Promotion News
Promotion News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
Promotion News
Ready Mixed Concrete Production Statistics Updated Through January 2019
The estimated ready mixed concrete produced in January 2019 is 23.4 million cubic yards, 11% higher than that in January 2018. The estimated production in the U.S. for 2018 is 359 million cubic yards.

Ready mixed concrete production is estimated from cement shipments reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Promotion News
Bennet Road Full Depth Reclamation With Cement Slurry Video
Bennett Road is located in Lennox Township. The project served as a pilot for the use of cement slurry as the stabilizing agent for full depth reclamation (FDR). PennDOT has since recognized cement slurry as another material for use in FDR projects.

The project was placed by E.J. Breneman and the cement slurry was delivered by Masters Ready Mix Concrete.
Promotion News
Cement Slurry FDR Information Added To SpecifyConcrete Website
Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) of asphalt pavement is a rehabilitation method that involves the in-place recycling of an existing asphalt pavement and its underlying layer(s) into a new base layer. The process begins by using a road reclaimer to pulverize the existing asphalt pavement and a portion of its underlying base, subbase, and/or subgrade.

Typically the pulverized material is uniformly blended with an additional stabilizing material such as cement to provide an upgraded material. The material is then graded to proper cross slope with a motor grader and finally, the stabilized material is compacted in place with rollers. The result is a stiff, stabilized base that is ready for a new rigid or flexible surface course.

FDR facilitated through the use of cement slurry was recently approved by PennDOT and adds yet another tool to your road master’s tool belt.

Want to learn more?
Promotion News
American Society of Concrete Contractors Website Now Features Parking Lot Tool Kits
The NRMCA-ASCC Joint Paving Committee has posted a parking lot tool kit in the public domain of the ASCC Website, reports Jon Hansen, senior vice president of local paving and NRMCA liaison to the ASCC Board of Directors. The items in the took kit are a collection of relevant material from NRMCA and ASCC, along with some new tools developed by the Joint Paving Committee. One new item that will be of interest is a new parking lot specific pre-construction check list. With all these items being in the public area of the Website, you do not need to be either an ASCC or NRMCA member to access the information.
PACA: Building and Connecting Communities
PACA: Building and Connecting Communities
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Thank you to Our 2020 Corporate Sponsors!
PACA wishes to thank our 2020 Corporate Sponsors for their continuing support this year!

  • ASGCO Complete Conveyor Solutions
  • Babst Calland
  • Burch Materials & Supplies
  • Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Commonwealth Equipment Corporation
  • Conviber, Inc.
  • Hoyt Wire Cloth/Lumsden Corp.
  • Kemper Equipment, Inc.
  • Master Builders Solutions
  • Maurer & Scott Sales, Inc.
  • Mellott Company
  • Murrysville Machinery Co. LLC