IAAP Update Newsletter
These Teachers Rocked the IAAP’s Workshop
Teachers from across the State gathered for the Illinois Teachers Workshop:
Rocks, Minerals & Mining in Today’s Society, presented by the Illinois
Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) on July 17th -19th at Chestnut
Mountain Resort in Galena, Illinois. Everyone present refreshed their knowledge
of earth science and learned so much more about the importance of stone, sand,
industrial minerals, fossils, lead, zinc, and sustainability. This was the
twenty-first year for the rocks, minerals & mining workshop. . . .
EPA Seeks Comments on WOTUS Withdrawal
On July 27, 2017, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule to withdraw the
2015 rule expanding the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The
2015 rule, which was stayed by a federal court order, was strongly opposed by
the IAAP and other industry groups due to the unnecessary regulatory burden that
would have been added to mining and construction projects. . . .
We Can Make an Impact in Washington Together
According to Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, all politics are
local, and we want to help everyone in the aggregates industry build positive
relationships with your local elected officials. To do that, we need you to join
us in Washington, D.C., this September and help make an impact on the federal
government. . . .
IAAP Golf Outing
Monday, September 11, 2017
Panther Creek Country Club and Piper Glen Golf Club
Registration and more info here:
Illinois Voluntary Limestone Program Producer
The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers and Illinois Department of
Agriculture are publishing the 2017 edition of the Illinois Voluntary Limestone
Program Producer Information booklet detailing test results for aglime available
from various sources in Illinois and surrounding states.
In early August, the booklet will be available as a PDF document on the
Department’s website as well as the IAAP’s aglime webpage at
www.iaap-aggregates.org/aglime.htm. . . .
Lichtenfels Retiring from MSHA
Marvin Lichtenfels, MSHA’s acting administrator for metal/non-metal (MNM) has
retired from the agency, effective Friday, July 28. . . .
Trump Administration Releases First Regulatory
The Trump Administration’s first Regulatory Agenda (www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain)
shows a number of regulatory reform efforts are planned. Outlined below is an
overview of key items, along with dates for targeted completion (note: dates are
subject to change). Also, with hundreds of key Executive Branch positions still
unpopulated, there will likely be delays and other changes in implementation.
Also, it is worth remembering that, while the agenda does serve as a general
guide for most major regulatory plans, agencies do possess other ways to wield
regulatory influence that may not be mentioned in the agenda. . . .
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 . . .
IAAP Safety Slogan T-Shirts for the Summer
Summer is the perfect time to order IAAP Safety
T-shirts for your miners and employees for $10 each! 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. Order yours by calling Jodi
at the IAAP (217.241.1639) or using the form available here:
www.iaap-aggregates.org/2017pdfs/OrderForm.pdf . . .
Take Five: IAAP’s Dan Eichholz weighs in on
the Illinois aggregate market
Aggregates Manager recently spoke with Dan Eichholz, executive director of
the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers, who gave his take on what’s
going on with the aggregates industry in the state of Illinois. . . .
Blasting Licensure and Certification Training
The next IDNR blasting licensure and certification training and examination
session will occur on October 3-5, 2017, All individuals whose duties include
the direct supervision of blasting operations at surface coal and non-coal
mining operations are required to be licensed or certified. . . .
GZA’s Mark Krumenacher Named to Wisconsin
Industrial Sand Association Board of Directors
Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association (WISA) has announced that GZA’s Mark
Krumenacher was named to the WISA Board of Directors. Krumenacher is a Senior
Principal and Senior Vice President with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. and recently
was named to the firm’s Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the University
of Wisconsin with a BS and MS in Geology and Geophysics. Krumenacher is a
Professional Geologist with licensure nationally. . . .
IAAP Member Recognition Award & Certificate
The best people work for IAAP member companies! Every day we demonstrate our
dedication to each other, our company, our community, and to this industry. The
IAAP and your fellow members have committed themselves to recognizing these
efforts with a series of programs.
In addition to the award or certificate granted to each qualifying company or
individual, you will be recognized during the Annual Convention, in the Update
newsletter, and offered a press release for local and industry publications.
When you do an outstanding job, others deserve to know about it. . . .
IAAP Calendar. . . .