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Infrastructure

February 4, 2011
Peter Silva, the top water quality official at the Environmental Protection Agency, is leaving EPA In February. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, in a memo to staff, said Silva is stepping down as assistant administrator for water on February 12, 2011.
February 1, 2011
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) announced the chairmen for each of the subcommittees under him for the 112th Congress.
January 13, 2011
As the 112th Congress convenes and the new legislative season begins to take shape, the picture for water infrastructure funding becomes a little clearer.
January 12, 2011
AGC has been meeting regularly with the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) and other industry stakeholders concerning an upcoming rulemaking on federal enforcement for 3rd party excavation damage where state damage prevention programs are deemed inadequate.
January 12, 2011
The 111th Congress saw Democratic control of both chambers by significant margins and the White House. The Senate Democrats had a 60 vote supermajority for a time and the House Democrats held an overwhelming majority of the seats. Several key bills advanced through significant legislative hurdles, but much work was left unfinished at the end of the 111th Congress, setting the stage for future legislative action.
December 6, 2010
This month’s edition of the Common Ground Alliance Monthly Update features an overview of a new partnership with United Rentals that includes adding 811 decals to more than 12,000 pieces of equipment as well as information about the upcoming CGA Annual Conference and Meeting.
December 6, 2010
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus introduced his bill to deal with the Bush era tax cuts, and it included the provision to remove the private activity bond volume cap for water and wastewater projects.
November 30, 2010
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce kicked off its “Invest in Water” series of regional events last week at the New Jersey American Water Company. The summit on Aging Water Infrastructure was held with the Somerset County Business Partnership on November 23.
November 4, 2010
Two documents have recently come out of the Environmental Protection Agency that help shed some light on the future direction of EPA and its State Revolving Loan Fund program. The first document is EPA's fiscal year (FY) 2011 to 2015 strategic plan, which provides a blueprint for advancing EPA's mission and Administrator Lisa Jackson's priorities.
November 4, 2010
The Water Issues Working Group is an effort led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with AGC to raise awareness of the concept that water is an investment, not a cost. The group is launching an initiative to demonstrate the value of water to our economy through targeted regional events across the country that address the full range of water cycle issues.

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