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Fifty-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. In response, association officials... Read More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to meet Clean Air Act deadlines to review, revise and implement national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) – with nitrogen oxides and ozone at the forefront of recent actions. President Trump recently issued a memo that directs the... Read More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed a rule that would streamline the regulation of hazardous waste aerosol cans (currently managed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle C, generally because of their ignitability, and subject to stringent rules... Read More
The construction industry can benefit from the federal funding for clean diesel activities available now. Non-profit organizations, like AGC Chapters, are eligible to apply for funding. Construction companies may find themselves well positioned to partner with their local chapters or with other... Read More
Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2017 and March 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. ... Read More
On April 12, the U.S. Senate confirmed attorney Andrew Wheeler, former lobbyist and congressional aide, to serve as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy administrator. AGC had urged the Senate to confirm Mr. Wheeler’s nomination. If EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt were to leave the... Read More
AGC Urges Congress to Fund Program
AGC, along with a broad-based diesel coalition, urged members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to include $100 million in their fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding bill for grants, loans, and rebates made possible by the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (... Read More
On April 18, AGC submitted a response to the National Labor Relations Board’s Request for Information regarding representation-case procedures. AGC also signed onto a response submitted by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW). Both responses call on the Board to rescind or modify its... Read More
Recent meetings and calls for action at the federal level indicate that the Trump Administration is mounting a coordinated and collaborative approach to target all sources of lead exposure. There are a slew of regulatory developments focused primarily on re-evaluating, clarifying, and potentially... Read More
A draft U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) directive would encourage the agency to concurrently process two related permitting reviews when a project needs them—Section 408 permissions under the Rivers and Harbors Act (RHA) and Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 dredge and fill permits—a priority... Read More
In Line with AGC Environmental Review Streamlining Recommendations
On April 9, the Trump administration unveiled an AGC-backed “One Federal Decision” memorandum of understanding signed by more than a dozen federal agencies that establishes a coordinated and timely process for environmental reviews... Read More
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.