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Permit Discussion Pulled

According to the York Dispatch, discussion of a proposed expansion of York Building Products’ quarry has been pulled from a York City, Pa., Planning Commission agenda. The company requested to have the matter deferred to the commission’s Nov. 11 meeting, said Jennie Sherry, the city’s planner. York Building Products wants to expand its limestone-mining operation onto 16 acres of land currently zoned residential. The area is located in the northwestern corner of York City.

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Pennsylvania Permits Requested

New Milford Township, Pa., supervisors received more quarry permits than natural gas drilling permits in September, according to the Independent Weekender. At a recent township meeting, Tri City Highway Products was granted a general NPDES stormwater permit, as well as a GP105 permit for bluestone mining at the Onyon Quarry.

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Lehigh Seeking New Provisions

Changes to the Carroll County, Md., code regarding mining operations have been described as clarifications by Lehigh Cement Co., but some residents have argued the changes could have a significant impact on their community, according to the Baltimore Sun. A draft of the proposed changes now in front of the Board of Carroll County Commissioners for final approval is said to represent a compromise.

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Wisconsin County May Ban Blasting

The Ashland County, Wis., Board may vote on an ordinance banning the use of explosives if it disturbs asbestos in rock formations. That includes the proposed iron ore mine site in the Penokee Range, according to the Superior Telegram.

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White Rock Quarries Moving Forward

White Rock Quarries plans to host two public hearings in the coming months in the process of securing environmental permits in 2014 to start a mining operation in Vincent, Ala., that has generated strong opposition from residents.

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