IAAP Update Newsletter
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
. . .
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 / 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. . . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
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). . . .
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. . . .
Examinations of Working Places in Metal and
Nonmetal Mines Final Rule
Stay of Effective Date and Reinstatement of the Working Place Examinations
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. . . .
MSHA Enforcement Update Webinar for IAAP
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 . . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER
JOHN A. RABER & ASSOCIATES
4314-A Crystal Lake Road
McHenry, IL 60050
(815) 344-4020 | Email
Mike Tryon, Environmental Consultant
Cathy Tryon - email
Products/Services: Environmental and government relations consulting.
IAAP Calendar. . . .