The topics for MAPA’s Member Only eNews in December Include:
- MAPA News
- County Engineer Survey
- MnDOT News
- Notice of Suspensions & Debarments
- OSOW Permit Hours
- MPCA News
- MPCA Proposed State Implementation Plan
- MPCA industrial stormwater regulatory updates
- Update on Omnibus Air Rules
- MPCA Air Mail
- Dept. Labor Industry Updates
- Annual Meeting – Dec. 7-9, 2016
- Internation Construction Technologies Group (IICTG)
- MAPA Member Updates
Notice of Suspensions & Debarments
Minnesota Rules Part 1230.1150, Subpart 6 requires the Materials Mangement Division to maintain a master list of all suspensions and debarments. The master list must retain all information concerning suspensions and debarments as a public record for at least three years following the end of a suspension or debarment. The list is available at http://www.mmd.admin.state.mn.us/debarredreport.asp
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 30, phone calls about trip logging or calls for pre-authorization to move on an Annual Permit will be accepted during the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MPCA Proposed State Implementation Plan Revision
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) published notice of a proposed revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) in the State Register. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNPCA/bulletins/172df2a
- Public notice of proposed Good Neighbor SIP revision for 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS.pdf
- Proposed Good Neighbor SIP revision for 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS.pdf
MPCA Industrial Stormwater Regulatory Updates
The industrial stormwater program regulates 29 industrial sectors, including manufacturers, recyclers, transporters, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants. The program offers guidance, assistance, and regulatory compliance to regulated industries, and even offers facility-specific stormwater management suggestions from their engineer. The program has created several short YouTube training videos, guidance manuals, and a self-audit “inspector’s checklist” document. To learn more or to view these guidance materials, go to the industrial stormwater home page.
This summer, the MPCA’s Industrial Stormwater Program worked with interns who spent part of their internship experience working with regulated stormwater facilities. Additionally, the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program highighted this year’s interns, whose focus included waste reduction, stormwater conservation, and lean manufacturing. Read all about these developments, as well as the latest about the Nonmetallic Mining (MNG49) permit update in the September 2016 Industrial Stormwater News quarterly newsletter.
-Melissa Wenzel, author
Update on Omnibus Air Rules
The MPCA is completing the last few steps of the process to publish the final Omnibus Air Rules, expected in December 2016. The MPCA has made changes to the proposed rule amendments based on public comments and input from an administrative law judge. The MPCA will send announcements when the rules are finalized and update MPCA’s Omnibus Air Rule Amendments webpage.
MPCA Air Mail
MPCA Air Mail newsletter and bulletins provide periodic updates on air quality issues. https://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/air-mail-newsletter-and-bulletins
Dept. Labor Industry Updates
Corrections to Commercial & Highway Heavy Prevailing Wage Rates
Commercial construction prevailing wage rates must be paid on state-funded building projects, including state-owned buildings, colleges and schools.
Highway/heavy prevailing wage rates must be paid on state-funded public works projects, including highways, roads, airport runways, bridges, power plants, dams and utilities.
For more information visit http://www.dli.mn.gov/
2016 Annual Meeting
December 7 – 9
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel • St. Louis Park, MN
International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group (IICTG)
The International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group (IICTG) is hosting a conference in MN September 26-28, 2017.
MAPA Member Updates
Jason Duininck was awarded the Richard J. Mathiowetz Advocate Award from the Minnesota Transportation Alliance at the Annual Meeting. Julie Anderson (photo on the right) with Mathiowetz Construction presented the award to Jason Duininck.
WSB & Associates, Inc.
Tom Wood Joins WSB as a Chip Seal Expert
Tom has more than 35 years of experience and is an expert in asphalt-based emulsions. He has worked on preventative maintenance treatments, surface treatments, in-place recycling, HMA construction practices, asphalt forensics and mediation, and pavement preservation research. Tom is well-known in his field for chip sealing and microsurfacing. Tom has a passion for sharing his insight at more than 100 conferences nationwide. He also has authored multiple published reports on chip sealing, aggregate road dust control, and a variety of other pavement-related topics.
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