Monday, 24 February 2020 07:37

PUBLIC NOTICE: Blasting Schedule

PUBLIC NOTICE BLASTING SCHEDULE Notice is hereby given that the following blasting schedule shall apply for the Bill Barry Excavating Incorporated Quarry (also known as the Cresco Quarry) on Quarry Lane in Barrett Township, Monroe County, PA. Blasting will be conducted during daylight hours between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., at which time guards will be posted to limit access. Horn warning signals for blasting will be as follows: Pre-blast warning: At least one minute but no more than two minutes prior to detonation a warning signal of three blasts, each lasting about five seconds, will be given. Post blasts: After the blaster-in-charge has determined the blast area is safe, the blaster-in-charge will sound an "all clear" signal, consisting of one long blast, lasting approximately 10 seconds. All horn warnings should be of sufficient power to be heard from a distance of 1,000 feet from the blast site. Certain conditions may cause a blast to be conducted outside the scheduled hours, such as rain, lightning and other atmospheric conditions, operator safety or public safety. Bill Barry Excavating Inc. 174 Quarry Lane Cresco, PA 18326 P - Feb. 23

Nate

Disclaimer: The ideas are the personal thoughts and opinions of Nate Covington and do not necessarily reflect the position of Barrett Township or the Board of Auditors.

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Will the blasting occur for a defined period of time?

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According to 25 Pa. Code § 87.126. Use of explosives: public notice of blasting schedule.

(a) Blasting schedule publication.

(1) Each person who conducts surface mining activities shall publish a blasting schedule in a newspaper of general...

According to 25 Pa. Code § 87.126. Use of explosives: public notice of blasting schedule.

(a) Blasting schedule publication.

(1) Each person who conducts surface mining activities shall publish a blasting schedule in a newspaper of general circulation in the locality of the proposed site, at least 10 days, but not more than 30 days, before beginning a blasting program in which blasts that use more than 5 pounds of explosives or blasting agents are detonated.

(2) Copies of the schedule shall be distributed by mail to local governments and public utilities and by mail or delivered to each resident within 1/2 mile of the blasting area. Copies sent to residents shall be accompanied by information advising the owner or resident how to request a preblasting survey.

(3) The person who conducts the surface mining activities shall republish and redistribute the schedule by mail at least every 12 months.


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http://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pacode?file=/secure/pacode/data/025/chapter87/s87.126.html&;d=reduce

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What days is this scheduled for?

CN
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I just spoke with the quarry. There isn't a set "schedule" - they do it on an as-needed basis. Some years they won't blast at all. Others they might do it 10 or 15 times. It all depends on how busy they are. They are required by the state to...

I just spoke with the quarry. There isn't a set "schedule" - they do it on an as-needed basis. Some years they won't blast at all. Others they might do it 10 or 15 times. It all depends on how busy they are. They are required by the state to re-publish the blasting notice every 12 months.

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