Members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee held a joint hearing to examine the state and local impact of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed rule expanding jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.
AGC of America has just announced the date and location for the 2015 Contractors Environmental Conference. The 2015 CEC will be held on Sept. 2-3, 2015, in Arlington, Va., at The Westin Crystal City—right across the river from our nation’s capital. Stay tuned for more information and special offers.
Final WOTUS Rule Expected Spring 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development released the final version of the much-anticipated report providing the main scientific underpinning for its “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) proposed rule. As AGC expected, the report concludes that streams, wetlands and riparian areas are connected to downstream waters,
Refresher Training for Renovators May Move to Entirely Online Format On Jan. 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed revisions to the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule that would eliminate the requirement that the renovator refresher training have a hands-on component and extend the recertification deadline for a portion of renovators, so they can
As of Dec. 19, 2014, if you own or operate a non-recreational vessel less than 79 feet in length (such as a ferry, tug/tow boat, barge, cargo freighter, etc.) in any “waters of the Unites States,” you need to secure coverage under an National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit before you may legally discharge
Construction contractors will have an easier time learning how to comply with federal and state environmental guidelines thanks to a new partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the private sector. The partnership between AGC of America, EPA and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) will allow for a significant upgrade to the
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a new policy memo on using numeric effluent limits in stormwater permits in areas with pollutant-impaired waters (to reduce pollutant discharges and address water-quality impairments). AGC is encouraged that EPA has, once again, recognized that a best management practice (BMP) or “adaptive management BMP approach” is an
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 19 that it will not regulate coal combustion residuals (CCR), including fly ash, as a hazardous substance and by doing so will preserve the future beneficial use of this product in concrete and most other construction applications. AGC has been actively involved in working to convince EPA that