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Recently, the VAA was contacted by Virginia’s Department of Labor and Industry about the Silica Regulation enforcement. While the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has delayed the enforcement of the regulation until September 23, 2017, Virginia’s Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) will begin enforcing the regulation on June 23. For construction activities covered under Table 1 of the regulation, contractors that adhere to Table 1 Control Methods will not be required to perform additional monitoring. If an activity is covered under Table 1 and the contractor does not follow the engineered control method, then a plan and respiratory monitoring is required. For more information, visit or the NAPA website

Summer is heating up and so is pavement recycling. This summer Virginia will continue to see full-depth reclamation and cold asphalt recycling projects. To learn more about these recycling techniques, how they are performed, and how they are accepted by specification, VECAT will be offering three new certification classes. These classes will utilize a combination of international industry experts, VDOT specifiers and VTRC researchers. Upon completion of the class and passing a certification exam, students will receive a VECAT certification. Each pavement recycling class is one day in length.  Classes are August 1 (Full-Depth Reclamation), August 2 (Cold Asphalt Recycling Plant) and August 3 (Cold Asphalt Recycling Field) at the Germanna Community College Daniel Center Campus in Culpeper.  Each class is $275 which includes class materials and breaks. For complete information see the VECAT Class News later in this newsletter and visit the GCC website to register while space remains.

Want to exhibit at the Fall Asphalt Conference & Expo? Wish you could take advantage of member pricing? VAA has decided to make an outstanding offer to all non-member Expo participants. Join VAA today and not only will you receive the member pricing on your expo booth, but we will give you 50 percent off the 2017 Membership Dues!
Kickin Asphalt Paving & Excavating, LLC
Hammaker East Corp.
Insider Report
Dear VAA Membership, "Being joined, we are powerful." In case you didn’t know or remember Blair’s Williamson’s presentation at my retirement banquet at the Greenbrier, those words are engraved in Latin on the beautiful silver plate urns given to me from the membership as a memento of my many years with VAA. Leave it to Blair Williamson to come up with the perfect gift! My philosophy at VAA for the last thirty-five plus years has been just that; together you represent Virginia’s asphalt paving industry and you have the power to control your own destiny. The urns have a place of honor on the mantel in the front parlor of our house and we will think of VAA and the many fond memories of the past three and half decades each time we look at them.

Join us in Congratulating a few of Governor Terry McAuliffe's new Secretariat of the Commonwealth Board appointments to his Administration.

Ed Dalrymple Jr. -  President- Dal Holdings-State Board of Community Colleges

Hugh Fain III - Lawyer, Spotts Fain (VAA Legal Counsel) -Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors

Gregory Whirley Sr. - Retired Commissioner VDOT-Virginia State University Board of Visitors 

The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth. For a full list of appointees click here.


Antitrust Laws apply to virtually all industries and to every level of business. These laws prohibit a variety of practices that could monopolize or restrain trade, such as price-fixing, bid rigging, and corporate mergers to reduce the competitive vigor of particular markets, and predatory acts designed to achieve or maintain monopoly power.

Members, come join us on July 27, 2017, 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Troutman Sanders Building in Richmond as VAA Counsel, Hugh Fain with Spotts Fain PC talks about the impact of antitrust laws on the asphalt industry in the past and best practices to avoid violating the laws today.

If you are interested in registering contact Caroline Fahed at

VAA is excited to offer an opportunity to participate in a lab testing Round Robin. This will include a gyratory sample, a rice, and a furnace with gradation. All each lab has to do is run the appropriate tests and send the results back to the specified facility. Once all the test results are received, VAA will let each participant know how their results compared to the other laboratories in Virginia.
Proud Supporters of VAA
B & S Contracting, Inc.
B & S Contracting Inc has been providing superior asphalt paving services in Staunton, VA and surrounding areas since 1982. Our locally owned and operated company specializes in all phases of new asphalt paving and maintenance or repair of existing asphalt surfaces.
Landsaver Environmental
Roadtec, Inc.
Spotlight on VECAT
NAPA WEBINAR SERIES FOCUSING ON BACK TO THE BASICS & SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE NAPA offers a variety of webinars throughout the year on various topics related to the asphalt industry. These topics range from newly released industry regulations to innovative processes and technology that can benefit your company. The current webinar series in deployment focus on the following topics: Back to Basics: Producing quality asphalt pavement starts with a solid grasp of the basics. NAPA’s new Back to Basics webinar series helps you and your employees brush up on the fundamentals for success. Click HERE to view the Basics series topics and webinar dates. Safety in the Workplace: Workplace safety is important. Implementing an effective safety program for your workplace is one of the best decisions a company can make — both for its workers and for its bottom line. NAPA's new Safety in the Workplace webinar series helps you and your employees with innovations, practices, and procedures to ensure a safe workplace. Click HERE to view the Safety series topics and webinar dates.
With just eight short weeks left to go before the VECAT’s newest recycle and reclaim classes, we thought you might like to get an early peek at some of the instructors that have committed to help us in class. Keep an eye on this section as we start to introduce some of those folks between now and the January time frame.
Environmental Matters
1. CITIZENS BOARDS. The State Water Control Board met May 17.
a. E-Reporting Rule. The Board approved DEQ’s proposed regulations incorporating the Electronic Reporting Rule into the VPDES Regulations (9 VAC 25-31) and VSMP Regulations (9 VAC 25-870). EPA’s Electronic Reporting Rule requires that all water permitting-related information be provided in electronic format and ultimately posted on the agency website. Note that this will eventually include all DMRs, annual reports, registration statements, and notifications of spills or upsets. DEQ is currently in discussions with EPA regarding how best to upload DMR submittals and DEQ is working on changes to its eDMR system. The Electronic Rule must be completely phased in by 2020.
Asphalt Emulsion, Inc.
Quality Emulsion For Every Application
Since 1984 Asphalt Emulsion Industries, LLC has been producing quality emulsions for contractor and DOT use in the Mid-Atlantic. Our goal is to continually deliver our customers products and services that exceed expectations.
State & National News
Starting July 1, the new required sign on the back of construction dump trucks will take effect. Please make sure trucks serving transportation construction projects display the sign "Work Vehicle Frequent Turns."  
VDOT has developed a new Flagger Training video and has revised the Flagger Training Materials. The new video can be found on YouTube: VDOT: Flagger Training. The video replaces the flagger certification training video which was produced by VDOT in 2007. Revised Flagger Training material based on the new video is available from ATSSA, use this Order Form. The revised training material replaces the 2009 training material. VDOT encourages you to view the new Flagger Training video so you can apply its information in the field. When your current Flagger Certification expires, the new material shall be used to become re-certified in flagging.
Upcoming Events
July 16-19, 2017
Chicago, IL
Regional Golf Tournaments
NOVA Region
Bull Run Golf Club
August 11, 2017
Haymarket, VA
September 21-23, 2017
Lexington, KY
October 2-3, 2017
Richmond Marriott Downtown


Regional Golf Tournaments
Richmond Region
Birkdale Golf Club
October 4, 2017
Chesterfield, VA
October 24-27, 2017
Hot Springs, VA
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