Environment

2014
DEC
04

Imagine having all your environmental compliance and sustainability information in one place, easily accessible and customizable for the unique needs of each project.  Now consider how such a tool would make it easier for you to share relevant information with the subcontractors working on your project.  Environmental programs and management systems are the super-tools that

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2014
DEC
03

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a request for further comment on a proposed regulatory program that would make every construction company’s stormwater permit records, inspection results and compliance history accessible to the public.  As previously reported, the proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting Rule would require all

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2014
DEC
03

December 15, 2014 l 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., EST Register now for AGC’s Federal Stormwater Update webinar on December 15, 2014, from 2:00pm-3:30pm.  Just weeks ago, a company settled alleged stormwater violations at a construction site by agreeing to pay a civil penalty of more than $110,000.  Protect your company from costly fines, negative press

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2014
DEC
02

After years of delay, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Nov. 26 that it is proposing to strengthen the federal ozone air quality standards to within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb), while taking comment on a level as low as 60 ppb. The current ozone standard, set in

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2014
NOV
21

AGC Needs Your Help Confirming Whether the Cost Estimates Are Correct The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is exploring whether to expand its Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (LRRP) rule to cover construction work on existing public and private-sector commercial (P&C) buildings. The EPA has estimated how much it would cost YOU to meet its

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2014
NOV
14

AGC Urges Federal Agencies to Withdraw Proposed Rule AGC of America has presented a powerful case for why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) should withdraw their proposal to redefine “waters of the United States,” concluding that it is simply too flawed to repair. AGC filed a

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2014
NOV
03

Tell EPA to Withdraw the Rule The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have once again extended the public comment period on their jointly proposed rulemaking that redefines “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The new comment deadline is Nov. 14, 2014. Use the

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2014
OCT
30

Agency Seeks Input on Improvements The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently updated ChemView, an online tool to find information about nearly 10,000 chemicals regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). AGC members have reported that it is sometimes difficult to find useful information on chemicals used in construction – this new resource may

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