Environment

2014
OCT
03

The Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business Administration (SBA), has submitted their formal comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning the proposed rule redefining “waters of the U.S.” and the scope of the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction.

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2014
SEP
30

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Green Building Advisory Committee is recommending that all federal agencies move towards net-zero energy at their facilities, including the retrofit of existing facilities and targets for new construction.  Specific recommendations were called out for GSA; its Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings has been exploring whether to make net-zero

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2014
SEP
30

Accepting Pledges Now Through November 10! AGC has renewed its commitment to holding an annual Hard Hat Recycling Challenge as part of America Recycles Day this November 15th.   Will you accept the challenge?

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2014
SEP
29

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is evaluating whether or not to add ammonium nitrate to the list substances regulated under its Risk Management Plan (RMP).  EPA’s announcement comes as a request for information, which often signals a federal agency’s intent to pursue notice-and-comment rulemaking.

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2014
SEP
29

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published notice that it would not be revising its regulations on backup generators in response to three petitions for reconsideration it had received after it promulgated its final rule in January 2013. The NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) rule had sparked controversy, because EPA allowed

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2014
SEP
26

You can help focus AGC’s green building efforts to better meet your needs. AGC’s Director of Green Construction is inviting green building professionals who work at member firms to participate on a “brainstorming” conference call on October 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM Eastern Time about AGC’s green building resources.

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2014
SEP
26

Workers who use paint strippers containing methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane (DCM), are at risk for cancer and other health problems, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in an assessment released on Aug. 28.  EPA estimates that over 230,000 workers nationwide are directly exposed to DCM-based strippers. The findings of EPA’s final risk

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2014
SEP
26

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified areas in six states as not meeting the new, more stringent National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5), set back in 2012. But the rest of the country is not in the clear because EPA is expected to tighten the ozone NAAQS to

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