Member eNews January 2017

The topics for MAPA’s Member Only eNews in January Include:

  • MnDOT News
    • Learn how to plan and enter routes in MnDOT’s OSOW online permitting system
    • Seasonal Load Limit Notification
    • Tech Memo Updates
  • OSHA News
    • Ready for OSHA’s New Silica Rule?
  • MN Department of Natural Resources (MnDNR) News
    • Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area
  • MN Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) News
    • Local Road Wetland Replacement Program Notification
  • IRS News
    • 2017 Standard Mileage Rates
  • Dept. Labor Industry Updates
    • Notice of Correction to Highway Heavy Prevailing Wage Rates
    • Notice of Prevailing Wage Determinations for Commercial Projects
    • Safety Grants for Employers
  • MPCA News
    • Notice of Availability of the Draft Lake Winona Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and request for comment
    • Notice of availability of the Draft Osakis Lake Area TMDL Report and request for comment.
    • Proposed Permanent Rule Relating to Water Quality Standards and Tiered Aquatic Life Use
  • Events
    • MAPA Bowling Event – March 28
    • 61st Annual MN Asphalt Construction & Quality Workshop – March 29
    • Envirnomental Training – April 5
  • MAPA Member Updates

MnDOT News

Learn how to plan and enter routes in MnDOT’s OSOW online permitting system

Do you use MnDOT’s Oversize/Overweight online permitting system? Then check out the free video tutorials created to guide you through the routing portion of the online permitting system. The tutorials walk you through basic and complex routing scenarios, segment by segment, providing a basic foundation of the steps and tools needed to plan, enter and submit your OSOW load routes.

Check out the videos at mndot.gov/cvo/oversize or access them from the links below:

Introduction: Oversize/Overweight Online Permitting System

Part 1: Basic Auto Generated Routing

Part 2: Using Proximity Settings

Part 3: Return Auto Generated Routes

Part 4: Basic Custom Routing

Part 5: Advanced Custom Routing

Seasonal Load Limit Notification

Winter Load Increases have begun. Click here to read the full tech memo.

 

Tech Memo Updates

MnDOT has issued new Technical Memorandums which are now available on the website http://techmemos.dot.state.mn.us/TechMemo.aspx

16-07-TS-03 (Diverging Diamond Interchange Design and Implementation Guidance)

16-09-TS-04 (Implementation of MnDOT Single Slope Median Barrier design and MnDOT Type 31 Guardrail design)

 

OSHA News

Are You Ready for OSHA’s New Silica Rule?

National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)

In June, OSHA’s long anticipated silica rule went into effect. The new rule is comprised of two standards, one for the construction industry and one for general industry and maritime. The new standard substantially reduces an exposure limit that was originally set in 1971. While full compliance with the construction standard (paving operations) is required by June 2017 and by June 2018 for general industry (asphalt production facilities), now is the time to review what your company is doing and what you will need to do to comply.

Click here to read the full article.

 

MN Department of Natural Resources (MnDNR)

Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area

The MnDNR adopted permanent rules related to the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area The rules proposed and published are at http://dnr.state.mn.us/input/rules/mrcca/index.html

 

MN Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)

Local Road Wetland Replacement Program Notification

The MN BWSR has published a notification for the Local Road Wetland Replacement Program regarding Wetland Bank Service Area Closure, see www.bwsr.state.mn.us/wetlands/wetlandbanking/road_replacement.html for more information.

 

IRS News

2017 Standard Mileage Rates

The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016
  • 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 19 cents for 2016
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

Click here for more information

 

MN Department of Labor & Industry Updates

Notice of Correction to Highway Heavy Prevailing Wage Rates

Corrections have been made to the Highway Heavy Prevailing Wage Rates certified 11/07/2016. Corrected wage rates are available at http://www.dli.mn.gov/

 

Notice of Prevailing Wage Determinations for Commercial Projects

On December 27, 2016, the commissioner determined and certified prevailing wage rates for Commercial construction projects in each of 87 Counties statewide. Wage rates are available at http://www.dli.mn.gov/

Safety Grants for Employers

The MN DLI has published notice of Safety Grants for Employers, see the following link for more information http://www.doli.state.mn.us/wsc/Grants.asp.

 

MPCA News

Notice of Availability of the Draft Lake Winona Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and request for comment

Click here for notice

Notice of availability of the Draft Osakis Lake Area TMDL Report and request for comment.

Click here for notice

Proposed Permanent Rule Relating to Water Quality Standards and Tiered Aquatic Life Use

Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules without a Public Hearing Unless 25 or More Persons Request a Hearing. They can be viewed at the following MPCA web sites: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/public-notices and https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/tiered-aquatic-life-use-talu-framework

Upcoming Events

MAPA Bowling Event

March 28, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: Park Tavern, St Louis Park, MN

More information coming soon

61st Annual MN Asphalt Construction & Quality Workshop

March 29

Location: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN

More information coming soon

Environmental Training

April 5

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Shoreview, MN

More information coming soon

 

MAPA Member Updates

lube_tech_drumLube-Tech & Partners

Lube-Tech’s new Form Release Oil has recently been MN/DOT Approved for sale to contractors for use on MN/DOT projects, and is also compliant with Wisconsin and Iowa Department of Transportation requirements.

It has a clean and easy release that “pops” loose from the forms, saving huge amounts of labor expense and time as opposed to using jacks and excessive force. It has a high operator acceptance with no harmful irritants, and has very little to zero residual build-up.

For more information, visit www.lubetech.com

 

 

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