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ADOT Holds Open Forum on South Mountain Freeway  
The Arizona Department of Transportation held a public meeting seeking comments from stakeholders on a potential PPP for the South Mountain Loop. ADOT's board room was packed with interested parties from concessionaires to engineering consultants to subcontractors. Presentations were given by FHWA, ADOT Staff and MAG. ADOT announced three delivery methods under consideration by the department: design-build-maintain, design-build-finance-maintain, and enhanced design-build. Material from the meeting will soon be available on ADOT's website, but it is not updated at the time of this publication.
ADEQ Co-location Policy for Crushing/Screening and HMA Plants - AZAGC Needs Your #'s 
ADEQ is in the process of developing a co-location policy for facilities and ADEQ staff to follow when evaluating co-located equipment statewide. This policy will be for non-metallic mineral rock products facilities. ADEQ is trying to come up with a not-to-exceed tonnage number while equipment is operating in tandem. This number will end up being the tons of product that can be crushed at one location during one continuous time period when all the product is utilized by one other adjacent or contiguous facility. What this means to you as a contractor is that an individual permit or a modified general permit will need to be obtained should you exceed the number of tons determined to be an average/fair number. Please provide a table showing the total tons produced (per project) of crushed/screened material, HMA produced (per project) and concrete for the last 12 months. ADEQ will evaluate our input and hopefully come up with a number that will be workable for most projects. Please return this information to Amanda McGennis Amanda McGennisThis information will be provided anonymously to ADEQ. 
U.S. DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Hosting Prevailing Wage Seminar in Phoenix 
The prevailing wage seminar in Phoenix is one of six conferences being held across the country. Contractors and subcontractors are encouraged to send representatives to better understand the requirements of prevailing wage law, reporting, requesting additional classifications, and compliance. Registration details are available here.
I-11 Corridor - Provide Feedback Online 
Both the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Nevada Department of Transportation are hosting an online opportunity for anyone interested in providing feedback on the latest Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study results. This public feedback website  is being launched to provide an opportunity to comment on the Level 2 Analysis, which was recently completed by the study team. Those interested in providing input will be able to view a narrated presentation about the current status of the study and then submit comments online. Comments about the I-11 study can be submitted at any time via the website on the "Get Involved" page. 
AZAGC Receives Thanks from ADEQ and MCAQD for their Support during "No Burn Day" Campaign   
AZAGC and members Kiewit and CEMEX were recently recognized in a full page ad in the Arizona Republic for their financial support of the No Burn Day campaign developed by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) leading up to and during the 2013 holiday season. The Association and its members paid for electronic billboards around the valley to remind residents "Not to Burn"- refrain from lighting wood burning fireplaces and outdoor fire pits on days forecasted for high pollution of PM2.5. This collaborative initiative between the regulated and regulatory community is another example of the efforts being made around the County to clean up the air.  Just a reminder, the revocation of transportation funding a sanction for not reaching our clean air goals. AZAGC will continue to partner with stakeholders to return the region to compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). 
AZAGC Build Arizona Award Applications Now Available 
The 2013 AZAGC Annual Build Arizona Award Applications 2013 Build Arizona Award Applications are now available on AZAGC's website. These project awards will be presented at a gala affair honoring the chapter's 80-year anniversary. We will also honor our Life Directors, 2013 Affiliate of the year, 2013 Safety Professional of the Year and our distinguished SIR award. The dinner and awards ceremony will be held on Friday evening, April 11th at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Submittals are due March 12, 2014. Please submit only one copy to the association for review. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email Amanda McGennis or call (602) 252-3926. 
Calling All AZAGC Life Directors 
The AZAGC would like to honor all Life Directors at the Annual Dinner being held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa on April 11thClick here to view a complete list of AZAGC life directors. If you know the whereabouts of any of these industry leaders, please contact the chapter office at 602-252-3926 or via emailHelp us to honor all the industry leaders that have served as president or chairman of the association since 1934. 
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