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July 2, 2015
Construction employment held steady in June at the highest level in six years, while the number of unemployed workers with construction experience fell to the lowest total since 2001, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that the new... Read More

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July 2, 2015
Construction employment held steady in June at the highest level in six years, while the number of unemployed workers with construction experience fell to the lowest total since 2001, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that the new... Read More
July 1, 2015
Although signed on May 27, the Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) was not officially published in the Federal Register until Monday, June 29.  The publication of the rule determined its effective date of August 28, 2015, and opened the door for legal challenges. ... Read More
July 1, 2015
Check out the sessions in the compliance and sustainability tracks! Plan to join your peers at AGC’s 2015 Contractors Environmental Conference (CEC) on September 2-3, in Arlington, Virginia to explore ways to turn environmental responsibilities into successes for you and your firm.  With separate... Read More
July 1, 2015
Electronic Reporting Requirements Foster Greater Citizen Participation in Permit Review, Enforcement Processes On June 4, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reissued its Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA) for stormwater discharges associated... Read More
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

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