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August 2014

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5 AGGREGATES MANAGER August 2014 Oregon At Aggregates Manager press time, the owners of Sunny Valley Sand and Gravel were waiting for a decision from the Josephine County Board of Commissioners with regard to its proposed gravel mine. Its decision could provide insight into the effectiveness of the state's Goal 5 land-use plan, designed to protect aggregate resources, among other resources. According to the Grants Pass Daily Courier, the planning commission sent the permit request to the board of commissioners with no consensus. Andreas Blech, president of the company, told the newspaper that its request is the "culmination of six years of work, with two dozen consultants, and 20 agencies." His team made its presentation to the board of com- missioners and was followed by residents speaking against it. Due to the number of people who signed up to talk, the meeting was extended to another date. Washington e bard is making a month-long appearance at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, a former quarry in Skagit County. According to e Bellingham Herald, the Shakespeare Northwest troupe will present alternating performances of "Macbeth" and "Much Ado About Nothing" through mid-August. Pennsylvania e FBI will conduct explosives training in an Upper Macungie quarry in September. e Morning Call reports the agency will work with small explosives, ranging from 1 to 5 pounds. One of the two days it does so, local fi re, police, and other fi rst responders will be allowed to observe from a safe distance. :HPDNH7KH%HVW 4XDOLW\5HGXFHUV :RUOG:LGH(OHFWULF&RUSRUDWLRQ ZZZZRUOGZLGHHOHFWULFQHW &DOO1RZ)RU7KH/RZHVW 0DUNHW3ULFHV ³8OWLPDWH´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ashington The Washington Department of Ecology says it issued a $20,000 penalty to Mason Quarry for illegally discharging surface water at its Port Ludlow site and impacting nearby wetlands, properties, and roads. Numerous in- spections found muddy water being discharged without the proper permit or any monitoring, and one inspection found muddy water fl owing from the entrance of the quarry, along a haul road, and into a ditch that fl ows into Shine Creek. The agency began to issue warnings to the operator in 2011. It has now issued the fi ne and an order for it to fi x damage caused by the runoff, erosion, and sediment by the end of the month. In addition, it must submit an erosion-control plan and use best practices to prevent tracking sediment from the site onto roadways. It must also seek a sand and gravel general permit that sets limits and establishes best manage- ment practices for safely discharging water and comply with its current general permit, which does not allow for discharging to surface waters.

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