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Infrastructure

March 26, 2009
Newly elected AGC of America Vice President Kris Young, President and CEO of Miller the Driller located in Des Moines, Iowa was recently interviewed by NPR during the AGC Convention.
March 26, 2009
On March 17-20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held a series of public hearings on Crane and Derricks in Construction. Several AGC members provided testimony on March 19, including Art Daniel (AR Daniel Construction Services, Inc.), Mitch White (Manson Construction), Randy Rogers (Williams Brothers Construction) , and Richard Voorhees (Weeks Marine, Inc.).
March 26, 2009
The U.S. EPA released two memorandums in March to the EPA Regional Managers regarding  how the EPA will manage stimulus funds including what types of projects qualify, how new Davis Bacon requirements will impact programs and other administrative issues. This information and more can be accessed on http://www.epa.gov/recovery/. Files can also be directly accessed with the following links:
March 26, 2009
On March 18, 2009 the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment  held a hearing on how municipalities can combat Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO),  the viability of "Green Infrastructure" to address stormwater runoff, and current approaches and developing technologies to combat CSO's.
March 26, 2009
On March 12, 2009, The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to reauthorize two federal programs that provide financing for wastewater infrastructure upgrades, repair and reconstruction.  The vote was 317 to 101 in support of H.R. 1262, the Water Quality Investment Act of 2009. 
March 26, 2009
On March 11, 2009 President Obama quietly signed into law the $410 billion Omnibus Appropriations Act for FY 2009, officially completing work on last year’s budget process.  The Senate approved the bill late Tuesday, after delaying the vote on final passage for several days due to concerns over whether there were sufficient votes in the Senate to pass the bill and forcing Congress to enact a short-term resolution to fund the government through mid-week. 
March 26, 2009
There has been a great deal of introspection this year about what the M&U Division needs to do in order to grow, be more responsive and provide more value for AGC members.  Throughout the year we have surveyed our members and conducted outreach to assess goals and identify member needs.  We are pleased to report that AGC is pleased to announce that on March 10, 2009 the M&U Division approved a new structure for the Division at the AGC Annual Convention and we have elected our new Division Officers for 2009-2010.
March 26, 2009
The AGC Municipal & Utilities Division hosted Steven Allbee from the EPA Office of Water at AGC’s 90th Annual Convention in San Diego.
March 25, 2009
The AGC Municipal & Utilities Division hosted Mr. Steven Allbee from the EPA Office of Water at AGC's 90th Annual Convention in San Diego. Albee a 30-year veteran of the EPA, serving as the primary author of the EPA Clean and Drinking Water Gap Analysis and one of the leaders in establishing the State Revolving Fund Program. He is widely regarded as one of the leading national experts on water infrastructure needs and advanced asset management approaches.
February 26, 2009
This year's Municipal & Utilities Division session on Friday March 6 will feature Mr. Steve Allbee with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Mr. Allbee has been with the EPA for 28 years and is currently the Project Director and principal author of The Clean Water and Drinking Water Gap Analysis.  The "Gap Analysis" is a comprehensive national-level assesment of published by the EPA and is often cited as the primary source documenting the challenges ahead for America's water and wastewater systems.

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