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June 2, 2015
Construction employment expanded in 232 metro areas, declined in 66 and was stagnant in 60 between April 2014 and April 2015, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by AGC.  Association officials said even as contractors in many parts of the country continue to expand... Read More

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July 1, 2015
Construction spending climbed in May to the highest level since October 2008, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.  Association officials cautioned, however, that those spending gains could be at risk unless all levels of government strengthen programs to... Read More
July 1, 2015
On June 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment and peer review a draft of its highly anticipated assessment of the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) on drinking water, Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil... Read More
June 30, 2015
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury (the “Departments”) recently finalized changes to regulations governing the summary of benefits and coverage (“SBC”), which were published in the Federal Register on June 16, 2015.  The final regulations generally track the proposed... Read More
June 30, 2015
Web Portal Will Be Exclusive Method for Making Most Disclosures The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to modernize and streamline its process for companies to self-audit and report to the agency violations of environmental laws, with a national online reporting tool. During a recent... Read More
June 30, 2015
Construction employment expanded in 205 metro areas, declined in 101 and was stagnant in 52 between May 2014 and May 2015, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by AGC.  Association officials noted even though the majority of metro areas are still adding construction... Read More
June 30, 2015
Siding with AGC of America and the AGC of Alabama, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has unanimously held that the contractual liability exclusion to coverage under the commercial general liability (CGL) policies sold to AGC members across the country does not deprive these firms... Read More
June 30, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released final guidance on how best to assess and mitigate vapor intrusion, which occurs when vapors from below-ground contamination (soil or groundwater) rise into the indoor air of overlying buildings. EPA also has renewed efforts to include... Read More
June 29, 2015
In June 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first major revisions to the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements since 1988 to help prevent and detect UST releases. With this action, EPA also amended the state program approval regulations. The final rule... Read More
June 29, 2015
‘EJSCREEN’ Expected to Guide Agenda for Rule-Writers and Citizen Activists In its latest move to make environmental data more transparent and readily available to the public at large, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new environmental justice (EJ) screening and mapping... Read More
June 26, 2015
Contact Your Member of Congress and Ask Them to Sign House Letter Representatives Charles Boustany (R-La.) and Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) are currently circulating an AGC-supported letter urging appropriators to utilize Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) revenues at the levels set by the Water... Read More

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