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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)
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CORRESPONDENCEJuly 9, 2010 - Hydrogeologic Investigation Report Addendum
collapse Year : 2014 ‎(1)
CORRESPONDENCESeptember 11, 2014 DEP technical deficiency letter to NHCS (PDF)
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CORRESPONDENCEFebruary 17, 2015 Solebury School Attorney response to DEP on NHCS permit issues (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEMarch 9, 2015 EarthRes request for Army jurisdictional determination (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEMarch 24, 2015 EarthRes response to DEP Feb. 24, 2015 letter (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEApril 7, 2015 Solebury School letter to DEP (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEApril 10, 2015 Solebury School Attorney letter to DEP re: NPDES renewal (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJune 2, 2015 DEP response to Solebury School Feb. 17, 2015 letter (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJune 29, 2015 Solebury School Attorney Response to DEP June 2, 2015 Letter (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJuly 10, 2015 DEP letter to NHCS deficient reclamation plan (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJuly 29, 2015 Dept. of Army letter to NHCS (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEAugust 7, 2015 EarthRes Response DEP July 10, 2015 Letter (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEAugust 11, 2015 DEP Response to EarthRes (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEAugust 26, 2015 EarthRes Response to DEP August 11, 2015 Letter (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEOctober 22, 2015 letter to NHCS from reclamation consultants (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEOctober 28, 2015 NHCS letter to DEP, CO extension (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEOctober 28, 2015 EarthRes CO extension request to DEP (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEOctober 29, 2015 NHCS appeal to DEP CO (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCENovember 4, 2015 PCWA letter to DEP, CO extension (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCENovember 6, 2015 Solebury School letter to DEP, CO extension (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCENovember 19, 2015 Solebury Twp. letter to DEP, CO extension (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCENovember 30, 2015 EarthRes response to DEP, CO (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEDecember 2, 2015 NHCS appeal of DEP (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEDecember 18, 2015 PCWA letter to DEP (PDF)
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CORRESPONDENCEJanuary 14, 2016 DEP to NHCS, re: NOV (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJanuary 29, 2016 DEP Letter to NHCS Modifying Reclamation Plan (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJanuary 29, 2016 Consent Assessment to NHCS (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEFebruary 24, 2016 Info Request to NHCS (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEFebruary 29, 2016 NHCS notice of appeal to DEP (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEMarch 9, 2016 Info Request to NHCS (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEMarch 28, 2016 Pit Sump Relocation (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEMay 16, 2016 Bond Deficiency Letter to NHCS (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJune 10, 2016 EarthRes Response to DEP May 13, 2016 Letter (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJune 13, 2016 DEP Bond Request to NHCS (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJuly 13, 2016 DEP PILB letter to NHCS (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEAugust 9, 2016 DEP to NHCS re Increased Payment in Lieu of Bond (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEAugust 10, 2016 DEP to NHCS re GP104 (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEAugust 31, 2016 DEP to NHCS PILB Approval and Full Cost Bonding (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCESeptember 23, 2016 EarthRes Corrective Action Plan to DEP (PDF)
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CORRESPONDENCEOctober 21, 2016 DEP to NHCS Corrective Action Plan Deficiency (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEMarch 13, 2017 NHCS to DEP re Temp Relief Reclamation and Restoration inc copies of MSHA Citations (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEApril 5, 2017 DEP to NHCS re Reclamation and Restoration Temp Relief (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEApril 13, 2017 DEP to NHCS Updated Corrected Action Plan Approval (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEMay 23, 2017 DEP to NHCS re Upcoming Corrective Action Plan July 1 Completion Date (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJune 16, 2017 DEP to NHCS Corrective Action Plan reporting and inclement weather issues (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJune 16, 2017 NHCS to DEP re Relief From Reclamation and Restoration Timeline (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJune 27, 2017 DEP to NHCS re Relief From Reclamation and Restoration Timeline Decision (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEAugust 29, 2017 DEP to NHCS Civil Penalty Notification (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEDecember 4, 2017 DEP to NHCS re 4th Quarter Report Requirements (PDF)
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CORRESPONDENCEFeb 23, 2018 NHCS to DEP Dec 4, 2017 Letter (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEFeb 27, 2018 DEP to NHCS Feb 23, 2018 Letter Additional Info Needed (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEApril 10, 2018 NHCS response to DEP February 27, 2018 letter (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEApril 26, 2018 DEP to NHCS re NHCS April 10, 2018, response to DEP February 27, 2018 Letter (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEApril 30, 2018 NHCS to DEP Transformer Relocation Initial Plan and Costs (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEMay 18, 2018 EarthRes to DEP Transformer Relocation Plan and Revised Reclamation Map Update (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEMay 18, 2018 EarthRes NHCS Reclamation Map with Updated Timetable (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEMay 25 2018 EarthRes to DEP Updated Module 14 and Additional Information (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJuly 12, 2018 DEP to NHCS Reply to April 10, 2018, Additional Information Submission (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEJuly 23, 2018 DEP to NHCS re Clarification of DEP July 12, 2018 letter to NHCS (PDF)
CORRESPONDENCEAugust 13, 2018 Response to Comment #3 of the Department’s July 12 and 23, 2018 Letters
CORRESPONDENCENovember 1, 2018 NHCS Furlong Fault Blasting Review
CORRESPONDENCENovember 1, 2018 NCSC Furlong Fault Blasting Approval
CORRESPONDENCEOctober 3, 2018 DEP to NHCS Time Extension Letter
CORRESPONDENCESeptember 04, 2018 Solebury Letter to Duke
collapse Document Type (click to choose year) : INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTS ‎(66)
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INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSCalendar Year 2014 (PDF)
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INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSCalendar Year 2015 (Partial) (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSSeptember 11, 2015 Explosives Inspection (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSOctober 1, 2015 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSNovember 2, 2015 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSDecember 10, 2015 Explosives Inspection (PDF)
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INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJanuary 29, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSFeb 24 to April 1, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSApril 7, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSApril 15, 2016 Floating Pump Picture (Jpg)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSApril 15, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSApril 22 and 27, 2016, with Pictures (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSMay 2, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSMay 2, 2016 Floating Pump Picture (Jpg)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSMay 12, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSMay 19, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSMay 27, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJune 2, 2016 (Word)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJune 9, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJune 23, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJune 29, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJuly 7, 2016 (Word)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJuly 14, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJuly 21, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJuly 29, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSAugust 5, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSAugust 10, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSAugust 18, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSAugust 18, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSAugust 26, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSAugust 26, 2016 and Compliance Order (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSSeptember 1, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSSeptember 9, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSSeptember 12, 2016 Notice of Proposed Assessment (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSSeptember 13, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSSeptember 23, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSSeptember 30, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSOctober 2016 Reports - 4 Total (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSNovember 16, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSDecember 7, 2016 NHCS Executed Consent Assessment of Civil Penalty (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSDecember 2, 2016 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSDecember 21, 2016 (PDF)
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INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJanuary 6, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJanuary 13, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJanuary 27, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSFebruary 3, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSFebruary 16, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSMarch 7, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSMarch 16, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSApril 18, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSMay 2, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJune 26, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJuly 10, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJuly 10, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJuly 14, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSAugust 7, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSAugust 10, 2017 Lifting of July 10, 2017 Compliance Order (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSSeptember 29, 2017 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSNovember 29, 2017 (PDF)
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INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSMarch 13, 2018 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSMay 11, 2018 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSJune 7, 2018 Blaster Inspection and May 30, 2018 Blast Plan (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSAugust 16, 2018 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSOctober 5, 2018 (PDF)
INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSOctober 24, 2018
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INSPECTION AND COMPLIANCE REPORTSApril 16, 2019 Inspection Report and Compliance Order
collapse Document Type (click to choose year) : MISCELLANEOUS ‎(7)
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MISCELLANEOUSApril 15, 2016 Supersedeas (PDF)
MISCELLANEOUSApril 15, 2106 Temporary Supersedeas 500,000 GPD Limit (PDF)
MISCELLANEOUSApril 15, 2016 Supersedeas (PDF)
MISCELLANEOUSApril 15, 2106 Temporary Supersedeas 500,000 GPD Limit (PDF)
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MISCELLANEOUSSep 7, 2017 EHB Jan 2016 Rec Plan Letter Adjudication (PDF)
collapse Year : 2018 ‎(2)
MISCELLANEOUSJuly 18, 2018, Commonwealth Court Affirming September 7, 2017, EHB Order Re NHCS (PDF)
MISCELLANEOUSHIR Addendum Furlong Fault GW Study
collapse Document Type (click to choose year) : PROJECT UPDATES ‎(38)
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PROJECT UPDATESMay 2016 Project Status with Pictures (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESJune 2016 Update (PowerPoint)
PROJECT UPDATESJuly 2016 Update (PowerPoint)
PROJECT UPDATESAugust 2016 Update (PowerPoint)
PROJECT UPDATESSeptember 2016 Update (PowerPoint)
PROJECT UPDATESSeptember 2016 DEP Annual Report on NHCS for Solebury Township (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESSeptember 2016 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESOctober 2016 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESOctober 2016 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report - Truck Trips (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESOctober 2016 Update (PowerPoint)
PROJECT UPDATESNovember 2016 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESNovember 2016 Update (PowerPoint)
PROJECT UPDATESDecember 2016 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESDecember 2016 Update (PowerPoint)
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PROJECT UPDATESJanuary 2017 Update (PowerPoint)
PROJECT UPDATESJanuary 2017 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESFebruary 2017 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESMarch 2017 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESFebruary and March 2017 Update (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESApril 2017 Update (PowerPoint)
PROJECT UPDATESNHCS 1st Quarter 2017 Report (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESApril and May 2017 NHCS Revised Corrective Action Plan Report Data (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESMay 2017 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESMay 2017 Update (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESJune 2017 NHCS Corrective Action Plan Report (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESJune 2017 Update (PowerPoint)
PROJECT UPDATESNHCS 2nd Quarter 2017 Report (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESJuly 2017 NHCS Corrective Action Plan (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESJuly 2017 Update (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESAugust 2017 Update (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESSeptember 2017 Update (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESNHCS 3rd Quarter 2017 Report & Attachments (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESOctober 2017 Update (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESNovember 2017 Update (PDF)
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PROJECT UPDATESFebruary 2018 Update (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESJune 2018 Update (PDF)
PROJECT UPDATESJune 30, 2018 Quarry Views (PDF)
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PROJECT UPDATESJanuary 2019 Update (PDF)