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Phyllis Harden

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Infrastructure

February 4, 2010
A central focus of concern for AGC members working  on and pursuing water infrastructure projects funded with Recovery Act dollars has been the imposition of broad-based and new "Buy American" requirements pertaining to iron, steel, and manufactured goods included in the Recovery Act.
February 4, 2010
According to recent press releases from the USDA, the Rural Utilities Service which provides assistance to small and rural communities is making slow but steady progress getting Recovery Act Dollars processed and awarded to projects. According to USDA officials, approximately $3.7 billion in water infrastructure projects will be funded with USDA dollars in 2010. 
February 4, 2010
On December 14, 2009, AGC of America submitted comments on an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Damage Prevention Programs to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA).  The purpose of the ANPRM was to solicit comments in order to assess the adequacy of State's damage prevention enforcement regimes for oil, gas and other hazardous material pipelines.  PHMSA is currently reviewing industry comments and will issue a notice of a proposed rulemaking later in 2010.
February 4, 2010
Three key stormwater developments are in the works that will affect contractors nationwide.  To ensure the construction industry's voice is heard, AGC of America has created a Stormwater Task Force (made up of 17 AGC Environmental Network members) to respond to current rulemaking efforts and enforcement initiatives aimed at restricting construction site runoff. 
February 4, 2010
Click here for the latest Common Ground Alliance e-newsletter with articles on the upcoming CGA Annual Convention March 2-4, 2010 in San Diego, California. Did you know that April is National Safe Digging month?
December 3, 2009
On October 29, 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Damage Prevention Programs.
November 4, 2009
On October 29, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate approved the conference report providing appropriations for the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior and other agencies. The Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, passed on a party line vote (247-178) and included significant increases for EPA programs including a $2 billion increase over FY09 SRF programs.
November 4, 2009
Rulemaking has potential to impact excavation standards, including civil and criminal enforcement actions.
November 4, 2009
H.R.3202, the "Water Protection and Reinvestment Act," was introduced by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) on July 14, 2009, with bipartisan support. It establishes a five year $50 billion fund for repairing America's corroded pipes and overburdened sewer systems, which pose serious health, environmental and security risks. The Water Protection and Reinvestment Act will provide a deficit neutral, off-budget and firewalled dedicated revenue source for water infrastructure that will not be subject to the uncertainties of the annual appropriations process.
November 4, 2009
President Barack Obama on October 28 signed into law $33.5 billion spending bill to fund government energy and water programs for the 2010 fiscal year.

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