March 21, 2019
Hudbay Minerals said Thursday that it has received the approved Mine Plan of Operations for the proposed Rosemont mine project, the final step in the permitting process.
“Rosemont is now a fully permitted, shovel-ready copper project and we look forward to developing this world-class asset,” said Alan Hair, Hudbay’s president and chief executive officer, in a press release.
The MPO was received from the U.S. Forest Service about two weeks after the project received the Section 404 Water Permit. READ MORE
This meeting will cover regional funding for the next 5 years on roadways, transit, safety, interstate interchanges, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Randolph Golf Complex
600 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wheeler Taft Abbett Library
7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson
Friday, March 29, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Joyner-Green Valley Library
Large Activity Room
601 N. La Cañada Drive, Green Valley
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information as the Agency considers rulemaking to update the powered industrial trucks standards for general, maritime, and construction industries. The standards became effective in 1971, and were based on industry consensus standards from 1969. Since then, national consensus standards have been updated several times.
OSHA is requesting information on: the types, age, and usage of powered industrial trucks; maintenance and retrofitting; how to regulate older powered industrial trucks; types of accidents and injuries associated with operating these machines; costs and benefits of retrofitting the machines with safety features; and other components of a safety program. OSHA will use the information received in response to this request to determine what action, if any, it may take to reduce regulatory burdens and create jobs while improving worker safety.
Comments must be submitted on or before June 9, 2019. Comments and materials may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, or by facsimile or mail. See the Federal Register notice for submission details.
Powered industrial trucks include forklifts, fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by an electrical motor or an internal combustion engine.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
Congrats to Ashley and Monique from Gallego Fine Arts Magnet School for their winning submission for the 2018 video contest. They split the $500 CASH award. See the video below.
Hudbay’s Arizona Business Unit comments on receipt of Section 404 Permit for Rosemont Project
Tucson, Arizona, March 8, 2019 – Hudbay Minerals Inc. (“Hudbay” or the “company”) (TSX, NYSE:HBM) today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a Section 404 Permit (the “404 Permit”) for Hudbay’s Rosemont Project. “Receiving the 404 Permit brings us another step closer to building Rosemont. We’re excited to achieve this milestone and are thankful for the tremendous support that we have received,” said Andre Lauzon, Vice President of the Arizona Business Unit. “This has been a long and thorough process for both Rosemont and the community. We are pleased with the outcome and are looking forward to what’s next in the coming weeks and months.” Click here to read more
FMCSA Launches Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Website
This week, FMCSA launched a new website with information about the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Visit https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov to learn more about how CDL drivers and their employers will be required to use the Clearinghouse beginning January 6, 2020. You will be able to sign up for email updates.
FMCSA Updates SMS Website
FMCSA has updated the CSA SMS Website with the February 22, 2019 results.
Motor carriers participating in FMCSA’s Crash Preventability Demonstration Program will continue to see the Agency’s final determinations on SMS for crashes reviewed as part of the program. Logged-in carriers and enforcement users with crashes determined to be Not Preventable as part of the program can view measures and percentiles calculated with and without those crashes.