IAAP Update Newsletter

October 2017

IAAP Annual Golf Outing
A beautiful day welcomed 193 golfers to our September 11th Golf Outing held at Panther Creek Country Club and Piper Glen Golf Club in Springfield. Due to the strong support of everyone attending, this outing raised $11,280 for the IAAP Political Action Committee. PIE Committee members sold 50/50 raffle tickets raising $1,565 for the IAAP’s Rocks, Minerals & Mining workshop for Illinois teachers.
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Shawnee Hills Wine Tour
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Enjoy an autumn afternoon in beautiful Southern Illinois with IAAP members visiting popular wineries along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. This new and exciting event supporting the IAAP PAC is sure to sell out. Registration and sponsorship opportunities at www.iaap-aggregates.org/winetrailtour.htm . . . more


IAAP / IL State Geological Survey / IDOT Work Group Holds First Meeting
The inaugural meeting of the IAAP/IL State Geological Survey (ISGS)/IDOT Work Group was held September 6th at Hanson Material Service’s Thornton Quarry. . . . more

IAAP Adds Environmental Consultant Mike Tryon
The IAAP is pleased to announce the addition of our new environmental consultant, Mike Tryon, to assist with CCDD/USFO and other environmental regulatory issues. . . . more



Customer Appreciation Day at Vulcan’s Macon Sand & Gravel
Mine manager Rob McMahan said he and his employees enjoy hosting the annual event bringing together customers and suppliers from the area for a free lunch of fresh, deep-fried fish along with all the fixin's for a great meal. . . . more



State Sales Tax Exemptions for Mining Equipment - Update and Review
Thanks to the ongoing lobbying efforts of the IAAP, most machinery and equipment used in mining is exempt from state sales tax when purchased under two separate provisions in Illinois law – the mining equipment exemption and the Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Exemption (MM&E). . . . more



Picture Your Mine on the Cover of the 2018 IAAP Membership Directory
Do you have an attractive mine site you would like to see featured on the cover of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producer's Membership Directory?  If so, show us the pictures. . . . more



Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines Final Rule
Stay of Effective Date and Reinstatement of the Working Place Examinations Standards
On October 5, 2017, MSHA published a final rule in the Federal Register to stay the effective date of the Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines final rule (Exam Rule) from October 2, 2017, to June 2, 2018.  The final rule also temporarily reinstates the working place examinations standards that were in effect as of October 1, 2017.  . . . more



MSHA Enforcement Update Webinar for IAAP Members
IAAP's Safety Committee coordinated with Nick Scala, Chair of IAAP Member Conn Maciel Carey LLP’s MSHA Practice group, in September to bring a special offering to IAAP members helping you adapt to new developments in the interpretation and application of MSHA standards, training requirements and jurisdiction.  Webinar participants learned how these changes may impact their liability, as well as the ability to contest MSHA citations and orders.
If you missed this webinar, you may view a recording here https://youtu.be/6GgJZE9-iHI . . . more



Joe McGuire Receives NSSGA Award for Outstanding Environmental Leadership
Joe McGuire, Ph.D., of IAAP member company Cessford Construction, a division of Oldcastle Materials Inc., was selected to receive NSSGA’s 2017 Environmental Leadership Award. This award annually recognizes an individual who has made substantial contributions to their company’s or industry’s efforts to achieve environmentally sound operating practices. . . . more



Fall 2017 Smoke School
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will offer a course in the Evaluation of Visible Emissions during the week of October 16, 2017.  The class will run from Wednesday, October 18 through Thursday, October 19, 2017.   Class begins at 9:00 AM each morning with registration beginning at approximately 8:00 AM; everyone must sign in one time only. . . . more



Silica Mandate: What You Need to Know
As seen with asbestos and lead-based paint, it can take some time for exposure to cause health issues and difficult to identify the causal factors. Recently, a rule has come down to further protect construction workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for construction and one for general industry and maritime. . . . more



IAAP Safety Slogan T-Shirts Closeout
Now is a great time to order IAAP Safety T-shirts for your miners and employees at the closeout price of $5 each (plus shipping)! The design, pictured to the left, is printed on the back of an ANSI High Visibility Safety Green 50/50 T-shirt along with a small IAAP logo on the front. . . . more



Illinois Center for Transportation

The Awards Committee of the 58th Annual Illinois Bituminous Paving Conference (http://bituminousconference.ict.illinois.edu/), scheduled on December 11-12, 2017 at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign, IL, is seeking nominations from DOTs, local agencies, and industry for the following awards, worth $500 each. . . . more



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