Quarry Stop Work Order Provisionally Lifted
As of last Friday, Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER) has provisionally lifted the Stop Work Order for the quarry. The following is the message from DPER to the quarry owner:
We have completed our preliminary review of the raw data you provided earlier this week. Based upon that information we will provisionally lift the stop work subject to the following conditions:
What You Can Do
You can help us by being aware of any quarry actions and reporting anything you suspect may be an issue to us at by email. Please provide as much proof as possible. For noise issues (the cause for the Stop Work), sound levels from the quarry should not exceed 57 dB anywhere beyond the quarry property. For reference, 60 dB is roughly equivalent to conversation in restaurant, office, background music, or air conditioning unit at 100 feet. RRCG recommends the free smartphone app, Decibel 10th, to measure and record sound levels.
Please visit this page on our website for more information on quarry monitoring.
Please note the ANSWER from DPER regarding property issues:
24._The quarry operator shall be responsible for any damage to nearby properties, including domestic water supply wells, attributable to blasting on the subject property. Claims for any such damage shall be the responsibility of the affected property owner and the quarry operator to handle directly between themselves, but a failure of the quarry operator to respond in good faith to any such claim may be cause for denial of future grading permits, or prohibition or restriction upon future blasting.