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PACA Conveyor – Week of October 18, 2018
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In Memoriam - Paul Detwiler, Jr.
It is with heartfelt sadness that we report on the passing of Mr. Paul Detwiler, Jr. of New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. Paul's smile and genuine happy greeting to all when he would attend any PACA events will be greatly missed.

Paul I. Detwiler Jr., 85, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born on September 15, 1933, in New Enterprise, a son of the late Paul I. and C. Elisabeth (Johnson) Detwiler Sr. He attended Replogle and Bedford High School and Mercersburg Academy. He then attended and graduated from Gettysburg College, where he met his future wife of 61 years, Patricia Buffett. They married on October 5, 1957, and spent two years in France where their first child was born. They moved to Meadowbrook Terrace and have resided there ever since. Along with his wife he is survived by the following family: a son, Paul Detwiler III and wife Sandy, of Everett, a son, Steve Detwiler and wife Gina, of Buffalo, NY, a daughter, Joann Bull and husband Robert, of Pennington, NJ, a daughter, Jennifer Delong and husband Jim, of Bedford, and a son, Jeff Detwiler and wife Erin, of Lancaster, 17 grandchildren: Carolyn Speicher and husband Jeremy, Jessica, Paul IV, Danielle, Dominique, Samantha, Alyssa, Miranda, Thomas, Griffin, Brennan, Chase, Colette, Ella, Kai, Miles, Luka; two great grandchildren, Damien and Alanna; one sister, Dorothea Nelson; and three nieces survive him.

Paul was an owner of New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. and worked there for over 55 years. He loved his work and spending time in the quarries, and was a very dedicated owner who always focused on growing the company. He was a Captain, in the U.S. Air Force, and a member of the Bedford Presbyterian Church. He was involved in the Bedford Rotary Club, Bedford Masonic Lodge # 320 F&AM, Shriners, Bedford Elks Lodge # 1107, Flickers, and a board Member at Everett Cash Mutual. Paul’s love for his family was evident in many ways.

Funeral Services will be held privately and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bedford Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 7, Bedford, PA 15522, or the Old Bedford Village, 220 Sawblade Road Bedford, PA 15522.
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
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Discount Registration Rates / Room Block for the Annual Meeting To Expire at Month's End
Hurry, hurry, hurry and register for PACA's Annual Meeting in Hershey. And, most importantly, don't forget to make your room reservation soon! Rates will increase by $50 at the end of the month and room availability is not guaranteed after November 1st.

Watch your email inbox for an upcoming email blast on the updated Annual Meeting schedule, all the special events that have been added, the latest list of sponsors and MUCH MORE!
Young Leaders Development Group Seeks Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the position of Chair and Vice Chair of PACA's Young Leaders Development Group. If you are under the age of 40 and wish to serve in either position, please contact Kallie Kline.
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
SRBC Grandfathered Registration Reminder
As we previously indicated several times earlier in 2018, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) launched a new program at the beginning of 2018 for the registration of older, unpermitted water withdrawals and consumptive use facilities.

Under the new grandfathered registration program, in order to preserve the exemption from obtaining a permit into the future, facilities must register their grandfathered withdrawals and consumptive uses by December 31, 2019. This is a gentle reminder that the 50 percent discount registration rate expires December 31, 2018.

Environmental News
DEP Launches Electronic Permitting System for Chapter 105 General Permits
Last week the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched an electronic permitting system for Chapter 105 Water Obstruction and Encroachments General Permits. The Department is transitioning away from paper to online electronic permit applications. Beginning on October 10, 2018, the Department is accepting Chapter 105 registrations/applications for General Permits for various types of water obstruction and encroachments through the e-permitting system.

Users will need a Greenport Account before utilizing this system. User Guides, webinars and other information can be found here.

Note that while fully functional, this system is in a beta phase, so DEP welcomes constructive user comments. Those suggestions may be sent here.

Note that only application/registrations for Chapter 105 General Permits through e-permitting will be accepted. Projects requiring a standard permit, a small project application, or an Environmental Assessment will continue using the DEP and Corps Joint Application for Pennsylvania Chapter 105 Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 Permit.

For the time being, DEP will also continue to accept paper registrations to accommodate applicants whose only option is a paper form.

Should you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.
Environmental News
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It’s Spotted Lanternfly Egg Laying Time
It’s fall and the adult Spotted Lanternfly are mating and laying egg masses on any smooth trunked tree, stone or flat smooth surface. In addition to their favorite Tree of Heaven and other trees, manmade items like vehicles, campers, yard furniture, farm equipment or any other items stored outside are suitable sites for egg laying. Egg laying begins in late September and continues through late November or early December.

Note that Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension are part of a multistate, interdisciplinary task force that also includes the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and industry and agriculture representatives, all working together to identify strategies to combat the spotted lanternfly.

For much more information, go to the PA Department of Agriculture's website.
Promotion News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
Promotion News
Ready Mixed Concrete Production Statistics Updated Through July 2018
The estimated ready mixed concrete produced in July 2018 is 34.1 million cubic yards, 9.4% higher than that in July 2017. The estimated production in the U.S. for 2018 through July is 203 million cubic yards, 3.8% higher than that during the same period in 2017.

Ready mixed concrete production is estimated from cement shipments reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Promotion News
Product Category Rule for Concrete to be Renewed Will Impact EPD Development
A product category rule (PCR) is the set of rules to develop environmental product declarations (EPD). It typically has a life span of five years. The inaugural PCR for concrete was published in 2013 and will expire soon. NRMCA, with key industry stakeholders, is updating the Product Category Rule (PCR) for concrete.

Please be advised that EPDs currently in development by ready mix producers must be verified before December 2018 if complying with the existing PCR. Developing an EPD can take up to several months when working with consultants and going through the verification process. Otherwise, for planning purposes, a producer can wait until the new PCR is available. EPD consultants are familiar with the PCR’s expiration and can provide strategic guidance if planning to develop EPDs.

Also, as LEED v4 and its promotion of EPDs is being discovered in project specifications, it is important to consider your company’s EPD strategy. To date, the North American ready mixed concrete industry, including material suppliers, have 46 verified EPDs with a total of 10,042 mixes from 2,761 plants. The growth of EPD activity has doubled in 2018 and is expected to continue.

If you have questions about EPD's and LEED V4, we encourage you to attend our "Concrete The Right Choice for Your Project" seminar in Cranberry on November 2nd. Please click on the button below to register.
Promotion News
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PACA Wishes to Thank our 2018 Corporate Sponsors!
Thank you to the above companies for their support this year.
Certification News
Certification News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
Certification News
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2019 ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I Exam Registration Information
Check out the PACA website for a list of all ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I exam dates for 2019. Registration for the Spring 2019 exams are available on our website now and registration for the Fall 2019 exams will open after the July 4, 2019 holiday.
Industry Events
Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Safety & Health News
MSHA Safety Initiatives
MSHA held its quarterly stakeholder’s call on October 17, 2018. MSHA Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health David Zatezalo, identified three initiatives on which MSHA is focused:Recently there has been several fatalities due to fires. MSHA is concerned fire suppression systems—both manual and automatic—for surface mining trucks and equipment are not performing properly. They are asking that operators check with their authorized equipment representatives to ensure systems are designed and operated correctly, ensure equipment is maintained correctly, and ensure suppression systems will operate if there’s a fire. MSHA is also concerned about evacuation methods from equipment for miners, if a fire starts.

MSHA inspectors will be looking at this issue and using this checklist to do so. An MSHA training presentation on this issue can be found here. While MSHA is not considering standards for fire suppression, they have not ruled that out completely.

MSHA’s Powered Haulage Safety Initiative focuses on Seat Belt Usage, Conveyor Safety and Large Vehicles Hitting Smaller Vehicles. MSHA has Training Presentations for these topics here.

  • ONE MSHA Initiative
MSHA Assistant Secretary Zatezalo is adamant about having one MSHA. Beginning October 1, MSHA began transferring about 90 noncoal facilties to various MSHA regional offices regardless of whether they were coal or noncoal, in an efficiency move. Smaller numbers have occurred in each office. Training of coal inspectors for noncoal has begun and is occurring. Zatezalo indicated they are two weeks into this and are seeing no problems.

Please let Josie Gaskey know immediately if you become aware of an MSHA coal inspector that has been assigned to inspecting noncoal facilities, as well as any challenges you see as a result.

And finally, Kevin Stricklin, Acting Administrator, Metal and Nonmetal Safety and Health, located at MSHA Headquarters, will be speaking Tuesday morning at PACA’s Annual Meeting.
Safety & Health News
Registration Information and Draft Agenda Available for 2019 QAW Workshop
The DC Department of Transportation has issued an invitation to all to attend the 2019 Quality Assurance Workshop in Washington, D.C. on February 5-7, 2019. More information and a draft agenda are available on the event website.
PACA Events Calendar
PACA Events Calendar
2019 PACA Events Calendar - Additional Items Being Added
Continue to check our events calendar on our website for upcoming events, registration links, regional mixers, and more!