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New Hope Crushed Stone

STATUS – FALL 2018

In accord with the January 29, 2016, letter to NHCS by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) providing requirements to complete reclamation of the quarry by March 2019, DEP staff continues to conduct inspections and adherence to this timetable. As part of this process, NHCS will be conducting aerial surveys of the quarry to be able to show progress in reclaiming the areas of the rim of the quarry which they are responsible for (all but the southern end). These will be done the end of September and December 2018 and followed by status reports posted to this page after about six weeks.

One of the components of the final reclamation phase includes blasting along the east wall of the quarry beginning sometime this fall. DEP will provide information to Solebury Township, Solebury School, the Primrose Creek Watershed Association, and this web page on the specific timing on when this will begin. As with all blasting, DEP will be monitoring for compliance.

Another condition of winding down the operation of the quarry is the restoration of Primrose Creek. Progress to date can be seen in the posted status reports. With the wet weather that has occurred this year, work on the creek has been delayed. The next project status report to coincide with the results of the end of September quarry aerial survey will include details on the work required to complete the stream restoration and the degree to which they are finished. This includes the inlet structure, placement of stone in the stream bed, and the installation of cribbing and vegetation along the banks. Future updates will include completion of the outlet structure.

After March 2019, DEP will continue to inspect and monitor the quarry to insure the reclamation is stable in terms of possible erosion issues and vegetation taking hold for a five year period.

The DEP will continue to be involved with the Solebury Communications Group through completion of all reclamation and stream restoration work. This group consists of representatives from Solebury Township, Solebury School, and the Primrose Creek Watershed Association, has been meeting with staff from DEP since March 2016 to discuss the status of the quarry and address questions and concerns. Meetings will continue through March 2019.

Documents

collapse Document Type (click + to choose year) : CORRESPONDENCE ‎(64)
July 9, 2010 - Hydrogeologic Investigation Report Addendum
February 17, 2015 Solebury School Attorney response to DEP on NHCS permit issues (PDF)
March 24, 2015 EarthRes response to DEP Feb. 24, 2015 letter (PDF)
April 10, 2015 Solebury School Attorney letter to DEP re: NPDES renewal (PDF)
June 29, 2015 Solebury School Attorney Response to DEP June 2, 2015 Letter (PDF)
July 29, 2015 Dept. of Army letter to NHCS (PDF)
August 11, 2015 DEP Response to EarthRes (PDF)
October 22, 2015 letter to NHCS from reclamation consultants (PDF)
October 28, 2015 EarthRes CO extension request to DEP (PDF)
November 4, 2015 PCWA letter to DEP, CO extension (PDF)
November 19, 2015 Solebury Twp. letter to DEP, CO extension (PDF)
December 2, 2015 NHCS appeal of DEP (PDF)
January 14, 2016 DEP to NHCS, re: NOV (PDF)
January 29, 2016 Consent Assessment to NHCS (PDF)
February 29, 2016 NHCS notice of appeal to DEP (PDF)
March 28, 2016 Pit Sump Relocation (PDF)
June 10, 2016 EarthRes Response to DEP May 13, 2016 Letter (PDF)
July 13, 2016 DEP PILB letter to NHCS (PDF)
August 10, 2016 DEP to NHCS re GP104 (PDF)
September 23, 2016 EarthRes Corrective Action Plan to DEP (PDF)
March 13, 2017 NHCS to DEP re Temp Relief Reclamation and Restoration inc copies of MSHA Citations (PDF)
April 13, 2017 DEP to NHCS Updated Corrected Action Plan Approval (PDF)
June 16, 2017 DEP to NHCS Corrective Action Plan reporting and inclement weather issues (PDF)
June 27, 2017 DEP to NHCS re Relief From Reclamation and Restoration Timeline Decision (PDF)
December 4, 2017 DEP to NHCS re 4th Quarter Report Requirements (PDF)
Feb 27, 2018 DEP to NHCS Feb 23, 2018 Letter Additional Info Needed (PDF)
April 26, 2018 DEP to NHCS re NHCS April 10, 2018, response to DEP February 27, 2018 Letter (PDF)
May 18, 2018 EarthRes to DEP Transformer Relocation Plan and Revised Reclamation Map Update (PDF)
May 25 2018 EarthRes to DEP Updated Module 14 and Additional Information (PDF)
July 23, 2018 DEP to NHCS re Clarification of DEP July 12, 2018 letter to NHCS (PDF)
October 3, 2018 DEP to NHCS Time Extension Letter
November 1, 2018 NCSC Furlong Fault Blasting Approval
collapse Document Type (click + to choose year) : INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTS ‎(65)
Calendar Year 2014 (PDF)
September 11, 2015 Explosives Inspection (PDF)
November 2, 2015 (PDF)
January 29, 2016 (PDF)
April 7, 2016 (PDF)
April 15, 2016 (PDF)
May 2, 2016 (PDF)
May 12, 2016 (PDF)
May 27, 2016 (PDF)
June 9, 2016 (PDF)
June 29, 2016 (PDF)
July 14, 2016 (PDF)
July 29, 2016 (PDF)
August 10, 2016 (PDF)
August 18, 2016 (PDF)
August 26, 2016 and Compliance Order (PDF)
September 9, 2016 (PDF)
September 13, 2016 (PDF)
September 30, 2016 (PDF)
November 16, 2016 (PDF)
December 7, 2016 NHCS Executed Consent Assessment of Civil Penalty (PDF)
January 6, 2017 (PDF)
January 27, 2017 (PDF)
February 16, 2017 (PDF)
March 16, 2017 (PDF)
May 2, 2017 (PDF)
July 10, 2017 (PDF)
July 14, 2017 (PDF)
August 10, 2017 Lifting of July 10, 2017 Compliance Order (PDF)
November 29, 2017 (PDF)
March 13, 2018 (PDF)
June 7, 2018 Blaster Inspection and May 30, 2018 Blast Plan (PDF)
October 24, 2018
collapse Document Type (click + to choose year) : MISCELLANEOUS ‎(7)
April 15, 2106 Temporary Supersedeas 500,000 GPD Limit (PDF)
April 15, 2106 Temporary Supersedeas 500,000 GPD Limit (PDF)
July 18, 2018, Commonwealth Court Affirming September 7, 2017, EHB Order Re NHCS (PDF)
collapse Document Type (click + to choose year) : PROJECT UPDATES ‎(37)
May 2016 Project Status with Pictures (PDF)
July 2016 Update (PowerPoint)
September 2016 Update (PowerPoint)
September 2016 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report (PDF)
October 2016 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report - Truck Trips (PDF)
November 2016 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report (PDF)
December 2016 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report (PDF)
January 2017 Update (PowerPoint)
NHCS 1st Quarter 2017 Report (PDF)
February and March 2017 Update (PDF)
April 2017 Update (PowerPoint)
NHCS 2nd Quarter 2017 Report (PDF)
May 2017 Update (PDF)
June 2017 Update (PowerPoint)
July 2017 Update (PDF)
August 2017 Update (PDF)
October 2017 Update (PDF)
February 2018 Update (PDF)
June 30, 2018 Quarry Views (PDF)