UPDATE:  BLASTING AT ASPEN HEIGHTS, SQUIRREL DRIVE - Monday, October 25, 2021  between 12-1 p.m.

UPDATE:  BLASTING AT ASPEN HEIGHTS, SQUIRREL DRIVE - Monday, October 25, 2021  between 12-1 p.m.


Update:  10-25-2021 10:00 A.M. ASPEN HEIGHTS at Squirrel Drive, WILL BLAST TODAY, MONDAY OCTOBER 25, 2021 BETWEEN 12-1 P.M.  DEP AND CENTRE REGION CODE MONITOR BLASTS.  E. COLLEGE AVENUE TRAFFIC MAY BE HALTED MOMENTARILY DURING THE BLASTING. 

Update:  ASPEN HEIGHTS at Squirrel Drive, WILL BLAST AGAIN ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021 between 1 and 2 p.m.  DEP and Centre Region Code monitor blasts.  East College Avenue traffic in the vicinity of Squirrel Drive may be stopped during blasting activities. 

Update:
Monday, October 18, 2021, 11:42a.m.  - ASPEN HEIGHTS BLASTING  at 12 noon today. DEP and Centre Region Code monitor all blasting activity. Note that E. College Avenue traffic in the vicinity of Squirrel Drive may be stopped during blasting.

Update: October 15, 2021 11:40 a.m.  ASPEN HEIGHTS BLASTING - Aspen Heights at Squirrel Drive - blasting at 12 noon Friday, October 15, 2021.  DEP and Centre Region Code monitor all blasting activity. Note that E. College Avenue traffic in the vicinity of Squirrel Drive may be stopped during blasting.

Update: October 13, 2021, 1:45 p.m. ASPEN HEIGHTS BLASTING - Aspen Heights, Squirrel Drive blasting on Thurs., October 14 between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. The DEP and Centre Region Code will monitor all blasting activities.

Update: October 11, 2021, 2:05 p.m. ASPEN HEIGHTS BLASTING - Aspen Heights, Squirrel Drive blasting on Tuesday, October 12 between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. The DEP and Centre Region Code will monitor all blasting activities.

Update: October 8, 2021, 1:05 p.m.  ASPEN HEIGHTS BLASTING -  Aspen Heights Construction Update - Developer anticipates blasting at the site on Squirrel Drive on October 8, 2021, approximately between 1:30 p.m. College Avenue traffic will be stopped during this time. The DEP monitors all blasting activity.

Update: October 7, 2021 11:00 a.m. 
ASPEN HEIGHTS BLASTING -  Aspen Heights Construction Update - Developer anticipates blasting at the site on Squirrel Drive on October 8, 2021, in the afternoon, time to be determined. College Avenue traffic will be stopped during this time. The DEP monitors all blasting activity.

Update: September 29, 2021, 4 p.m.  ASPEN HEIGHTS BLASTING – vicinity of Squirrel Drive Pre-blast surveys have been completed at all properties within 500’ of the blasting area. Drilling for blasting starts Tuesday of next week, October 5th.  Actual blast date To Be Determined. Blasting in the vicinity of College Ave will require stopping traffic.  GOH, the contractor, will post message boards in advance.





College Township has received formal notification that drilling and blasting is scheduled to take place on the Aspen Heights construction site near Squirrel Drive beginning Monday, September 27th and continuing through October 26th, 2021. The Township has alerted Centre Region Code to this activity.
Blasting is not regulated by the Township; rather, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for regulating the storage, handling, and use of explosives in the commonwealth. All blasting operations in Pennsylvania require a permit. DEP’s Blasting and Explosives Inspectors review applications for Blasting Activity Permits. Performance standards are set to minimize the adverse effects of blasting to protect people and property. Please review this link for additional information related to DEP regulation of blasting activities
http://www.depgreenport.state.pa.us/elibrary/GetDocument?docId=1473358&DocName=CITIZEN%26%2339%3bS%20GUIDE%20TO%20EXPLOSIVES%20REGULATIONS%20IN%20PENNSYLVANIA.PDF%20%20%3cspan%20style%3D%22color:green%3b%22%3e%3c/span%3e%20%3cspan%20style%3D%22color:blue%3b%22%3e%3c/span%3e%204/2/2021