Maine Aggregate Association Hosts Gravel Pit & Quarry Compliance Workshop – 3/26/2013

The Maine Aggregate Association (MAA) in cooperation with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering an Environmental and Safety Compliance Workshop for owners and operator of gravel pits and quarries on March 26, 2013 at Helen's Restaurant in Machias. The Workshop will be from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and explain Maine Department of Environmental Protection regulations and performance standards for operation of gravel pits & quarries.

“There are extensive environmental and safety regulations for the aggregate industry that can be overwhelming, especially for small operations,” said MAA Vice President Gene Weldon. “By partnering with the DEP, we believe this type of workshop can provide operators the information they need to maintain regulatory compliance and avoid fines,” Weldon added.

In addition to the Maine DEP registration requirements and operational standards that regulate gravel pits & rock quarries, the program includes:
Best Management Practices for Erosion & Sedimentation Control
Stormwater Management & Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
Air Emission Regulations for Rock Crushers, Asphalt & Concrete Bath Plants
MSHA Registration, Inspection & Safety Compliance

Presentations are by representatives of MAA member companies experienced with gravel pit & quarry operations and by Mark Stebbins, DEP Mining Coordinator.

The workshop fee is $25 for Non-MAA members, which will be credited to payment of membership dues if they join MAA at the workshop. This is no charge to MAA member companies.

All gravel pit & quarry operators and owners are invited.

For more information visit:
www.maineaggregate.org
Or call 685-4583

The Maine Aggregate Association is a state-wide member based group of businesses and individuals involved with the gravel and rock industries. MAA operates to ensure the use and conservation of our aggregate resources and that regulatory requirements remain practical for the industry.