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COVID-19 Changes To Mine Safety and Health Administration Regular Operations

April 2020 This article summarizes operational changes the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) will make in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes were discussed in MSHA’s April 16, 2020 Quarterly Stakeholder Call. To begin… Read More
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March 31 Bay Area Shelter-In-Place Order - Impact On Construction Materials Operations

April 1, 2020 Yesterday, March 31, six Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco [County/City], and San Mateo) and one city (Berkeley) issued an updated shelter-in-place order. THE ORDER IS IDENTICAL FOR EACH COUNTY/… Read More
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EPA Issues Temporary Policy Regarding Enforcement of Environmental Legal Obligations in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 27, 2020 On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a temporary policy describing how it will exercise its discretion in enforcing civil violations resulting from noncompliance with a range environmental lega… Read More
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State and Local Public Hearings Continue During COVID-19 Under Governor's Executive Order

March 2020 On March 17, 2020, Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20, which temporarily amends key provisions of both the Brown Act and Bagley-Keene Act relating to public participation in public hearings in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This… Read More
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UPDATE 3/23/2020 - Governor Newsom’s Statewide COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order – Impact on Construction Materials Operations

March 23, 2020 This is an update to our March 20 article. Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 requires “all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of… Read More
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California Water Boards Expect Compliance with Permit Requirements During Government-Imposed Coronavirus Restrictions

March 22, 2020 On March 20, 2020, the State Water Resources Control Board and the Regional Water Boards issued an update advising that facilities must continue to comply with all water board orders and requirements notwithstanding any “shelter-in-p… Read More
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