After learning that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stepped up its enforcement of the federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) program, AGC collaborated with agency staff to present three private webinars for contractors to review the new inspector’s guide and what companies can expect during an inspection. The webinar series reached nearly 400
AGC, along with other industry allies in the construction, materials, mining, and agriculture sectors, briefed several U.S. House of Representatives staff members as part of a panel discussion focused on Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting issues facing the industry. Also this month, AGC worked with the Waters Advocacy coalition to submit extensive comments on EPA’s
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a new national strategy for green infrastructure, along with a compilation of case studies that analyze the economic benefits and costs of green infrastructure and low impact development programs. These actions reinforce the agency’s continuing plan to propose significant changes to the national stormwater program to facilitate
A successful conference needs an outstanding agenda! The 2014 AGC Contractors Environmental Conference will be held June 12-13, 2014, in Arlington, Va. Please help AGC of America plan an environmental program that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.
Submit Your Application by January 15 for a Chance to Win up to $120,000 in Funding! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now collecting applications for the 2013 Construction Equipment Funding Opportunity, a pilot rebate program for non-road engines. EPA currently has $2 million in available funding for rebates to help public and private
On Oct. 25, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it would be extending the public comment period on its proposed silica rule by 47 days. The original deadline to submit public comments had been Dec. 11, but has been pushed back to Jan. 27, 2014. AGC submitted a request to extend the
On Oct. 25, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) sent to the U.S. Department of Energy its long-awaited recommendations for the federal government’s use of green building rating systems. GSA recommends that agencies use either the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 2009 or the Green Building Initiative’s (GBI)
AGC Offers Members Opportunities to Learn More and Weigh In The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a massive 331-page draft report distilling peer-reviewed science on how smaller, isolated water bodies are connected to larger ones. See Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence. The