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PACA Conveyor – Week of November 12, 2020
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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
Advocacy News
As reported by Hank Butler, PACA's PACA Lobbyist.
Advocacy News
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Election Update - Focusing on Pennsylvania
As the ballots continue to be counted in battleground states for the U.S. Presidency including Pennsylvania, I wanted to give you a state perspective as to what our legislative climate will be looking like in the next Pennsylvania Legislative Session (2021-2022).

As of 11/11/2020 at 3:00 PM:

Pennsylvania Attorney General

Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D-Incumbent) defeated Heather Heidelbaugh (R)

Pennsylvania Auditor General

Timothy Defoor (R) defeated Nilofer Nina Ahmad (D) – open seat

Pennsylvania Treasurer

Stacy Garrity (R) defeated Treasurer Joseph Torsella (D-Incumbent)

Pennsylvania Senate – Republican net +1 – Republican Majority:

20019 -2020 Legislative Session - 27 Republicans/ 22 Democrats/ 1 Independent

2021-2022 Legislative Session - 28 Republicans/ 21 Democrats/ 1 Independent

Pennsylvania House of Representatives – Republican net +3 – Republican Majority:

2019-2020 Legislative Session - 109 Republicans/ 93 Democrats/ 1 Vacancy (Turzai)

2021-2022 Legislative Session - 113 Republicans/ 90 Democrats including the loss of House Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny)

For more information, contact the PACA office.
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
DEP Revises Three Forms
The Department has revised three forms. These include the small noncoal application, the bond summary form and the bond release forms. They have posted the new versions of these on their website.

Should you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.
Environmental News
DEP Electronic Submittal of Discharge Monitoring Reports for Mining
The Department is strongly encouraging you to begin submitting your Discharge Monitoring Reports electronically, if you have not already done so. You will need a DEP Greenport account. We encourage you to do this now.

Should you need assistance or have suggestions for how to fix bugs in submitting your reports, contact Josie Gaskey.
Environmental News
DEP Goes Electronic on Production Report
The Department is in the process of converting paper reporting of the annual Mine Employment and Production Report to electronic reporting. Completion of this transition is the end of 2020. Your reports from 2019 production are due January 21, 2021.

To help you with this transition, DEP will be holding a series of two webinars—one on November 19 that covers an overview of the project and one on January 7 that covers training for submittals. It is our recommendation that you view both of these. You will need a DEP Greenport account before you can submit electronically.

First Webinar: Nov. 19, 2020 10 a.m. EST 90 minutes

Audio: +1-415-655-0003 Access code: 132 231 9100


Second Webinar: January 7, 2021 1:30 p.m. EST 60 minutes

Audio: +1-415-655-0003 Access code: 132 539 3873

If you need assistance, contact Josie Gaskey.
Environmental News
DEP Engineering Manual Available for Public Comment
The Engineering Manual proposed draft has been published in the PA Bulletin and the Department is accepting public comments through January 28, 2021.

We will be coordinating with the PA Coal Alliance to ensure all comments are coordinated. Thanks again to those of you who assisted with the review of the previous draft. Your help is very much appreciated.

Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Josie Gaskey.
Environmental News
PA DEP Chapter 77 Revisions
25 PA Code Chapter 77 is the regulation that implements the noncoal mining program statute. PACA has been working with the Department on corrections and clarifications to the program.

The entire proposed rulemaking package for Ch. 77 is on the agenda of the Environmental Quality Board’s November 17th meeting. The Department is recommending adoption of this proposed rulemaking with a 45-day public comment period and no public hearings.

We anticipate the EQB will vote to move forward with the proposed rulemaking. The next step would then be publishing of the proposed rulemaking in the PA Bulletin for public comment.

As information only, also on the agenda is the proposed rulemaking for Water Supply Replacement for Surface Coal Mining.

Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Josie Gaskey.
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
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Don't Forget to Register for Monday & Tuesday's Virtual Annual Meeting Sessions
As the meeting/event planner for PACA for two decades, I must say this year has been the most stressful. While there are no badges to be printed, packets to be organized, onsite logistics to be organized, schedules to be printed, there are still many details to be handled relating to a virtual Annual Meeting. But, absolutely, the worst detail and the most stressful to me, is not getting to see everyone in person! However, with all that being said, I still hope that you will join us and that you find our 38th [virtual] Annual Meeting to be as successful as it can be during these unprecedented times.

The biggest bonus - this two-day event is completely free to PACA members, thanks to the generous sponsorship provided by our Rock Star Sponsor - Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company / CB Con-Agg. Their support is appreciated beyond words and we value all they do for PACA in so many ways.

Just a few reminders and notes regarding the two-day virtual Annual Meeting:

1. Day one - Monday, November 16th - features keynote speaker Anirban Basu, PACA's very favorite economist, presenting Back to the Future, A Tribute to 80's Movies, relating this back to the economy as only Mr. Basu can. His presentation begins at 2:00 PM.

2. Day two - Tuesday, November 17th - features Governor Wolf's Chief of Staff, Mike Brunelle. Submit your questions in advance to me at [email protected]. Mike's presentation begins at 11:00 AM.

3. Tuesday's presentation also includes our Board of Directors and Associate Board of Directors elections. We encourage all to participate and cast your vote - no recounting necessary here! Also, we will celebrate the accomplishments of our outgoing Chairman of the Board, Rod Martin, Martin Stone Quarries, and welcome our incoming Chair, Bob Housel, Masters RMC, Inc.

4. Remember to register separately to participate in BOTH days. Each day features a unique log in link to get access to the webinar platform.


PACA Emerging Leaders Academy Applications Due Very Soon
WHAT???? You don't know about PACA's newest offering for 2021, our Emerging Leaders Academy, known as PELA?

Well, then, you should definitely click the link below to learn more!

Reminder - applications are due November 30th!

Two applications must be submitted for each possible PELA applicant - one completed by the applicant themselves and one completed by their supervisor and/or mentor.

A very special thank you to our 2021 PELA Sponsors:

  • Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • Martin Stone Quarries, Inc.
  • New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
  • Union Quarries, Inc.
To receive copies of the applications, please email Kallie Kline.
Promotion News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
Promotion News
Announcing GCS
Join the First Ever Global Concrete Summit
PACA is pleased to announce the Global Concrete Summit, online November 30-December 10. Hosted by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Grey Matters, this first-of-a-kind virtual conference and exhibition will bring practitioners, researchers, and policy makers together to exchange their latest ideas, knowledge, and tools to build the future of concrete construction.

Experts from around the world will present on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development. Topics include innovation, resilience, life cycle assessment, low impact development, social responsibility, human health, and more.

As a sponsor of the event, we are offering a 40% discount on registration fees. To learn more, Click here and secure your spot today! Use the Discount Code PACA40 at checkout.

Please contact Ken Crank if you have any further questions.
Job Postings
Job Postings
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
Job Postings
EarthRes Seeks Project Manager in Mining Sector
PACA member, EarthRes Group is seeking a Project Manager (PE) in their Mining Sector.

More information is available on PACA's website.
PACA – Building and Connecting Communities