Update newsletter for April
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Biden Harris Infrastructure Plan Allocates $621B For Transportation
According to the AASHTO Journal, the $2.3 trillion infrastructure investment package unveiled by the Biden Harris administration on March 31 – entitled the American Jobs Plan – allocates $621 billion in overall spending to the transportation sector, with the largest slice of that funding aimed at spurring major growth in the electric vehicle market.
Illinois Legislative Update: Prevailing Wage, Environmental Justice and More
The Spring legislative session has been very active for the IAAP. We are currently tracking 91 bills. With the Illinois General Assembly entering a two-week legislative break before returning to Springfield on April 13th, the following is an update on several key legislative issues in which the IAAP is engaged.
Threat of Citations if Fuse Not Installed on Positive Battery Cable
Recently, two IAAP member mining companies were told by a MSHA inspector to install a fuse or other circuit-interrupting device on the positive battery cable of mobile equipment.
Safety Slogan T-Shirts
Working safely is the most important part of a miner’s job. Each year the IAAP offers safety T-shirts to members with a slogan and logo designed by a miner’s child. This year’s design, Safety Rules Are Your Best Tools, helps employees to recognize safe work habits and was designed by Sofy Gonzales, daughter of Jared Gonzales and granddaughter of Rick Plochocki, both employees of Illinois Cement in LaSalle.
2021 Safety Slogan T-shirts can be ordered now and picked up at the IAAP office or we will deliver to your door. Get yours for $12 each at the link below. You may also download the logo to print posters for your workplace.
Invite Teachers From Your Community to Attend IAAP Rocks, Minerals & Mining Workshop
Sponsors Needed Too
The IAAP’s Public Information and Education Committee will hold its 24th annual Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals & Mining in Today’s Society at Pere Marquette State Park Lodge in Grafton, Illinois, on July 19-21, 2021. Do you have a teacher in mind that could benefit from participating? Would you like to sponsor a teacher from a community near your operations? If so, please call the IAAP office and we will provide a sponsor invoice for your company and full-color informational brochures for you to pass along to teachers or school administrators in your community, even if your company does not sponsor a teacher.
Illinois Voluntary Aglime Program Outline for 2021 Season
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) began the sampling window on April 1st and continue until May 31st and has committed to have all samples delivered to Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) by June 15th. The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) is committed to the program as well.
Aglime producers must contact their local IDOT district office (find contact info here https://idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/idot-regions/) to make a request that samples be taken of your aglime stockpiles.
2021 IAAP Membership Directories
Now available for download on the IAAP website on the Members Resource Bank page.
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