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January 12, 2018

On Jan. 5, AGC urged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to remove the goal of “net conservation gain” from the Service’s Mitigation Policy and Endangered Species Act (ESA)–Compensatory Mitigation Policy, finalized in late 2016.  AGC asserts that that the “improvement” goal is not supported under the ESA; the goal fails to provide a clear limit on how much mitigation is necessary and blurs the line between recommendations and requirements.

December 5, 2017

AGC called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to apply federally approved “Recommended Best Practices for Environmental Reviews and Authorizations for Infrastructure Projects” in delegated states that EPA has authorized to implement and enforce a federal environmental permit program.

December 5, 2017

AGC commented this week on three separate Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regulatory proposals to expedite project delivery by streamlining the federal environmental review process. The FHWA proposals implement various AGC supported provisions in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), intended to make the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) procedures work better.

December 5, 2017

For AGC’s most recent episode of the ConstructorCast, we sit down with Leah Pilconis, AGC’s Senior Counsel of Environmental Law, to talk about the complex world of environmental permitting and what AGC is doing to try to make it easier for construction companies.

December 5, 2017

Date:             Feb. 28, 2018 - Wednesday
Time:             9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location:      Hyatt Regency New Orleans

November 30, 2017

Latest Update on WOTUS Rule Status

November 17, 2017

Calls for Congressional Repeal These Agency Policies

November 13, 2017

AGC submitted comments November 6 to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) supporting its proposal to repeal an Obama-era rule requiring states to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when planning transportation improvement projects. AGC joined with 38 other organizations with similar interests in transportation infrastructure enhancements in challenging FHWA’s authority to mandate the measurements pointing out that Congress, in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, called for development of performance measurement standards but specifically limited those measures to safety related issues, pavement and bridge conditions and congestion.

November 9, 2017

Helps Contractors Meet Green Building Owners’ Requirements

November 7, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have opened a docket to collect written comments on how “Waters of the United State” or WOTUS definition should revised.  The agencies have spent the last few months gathering public feedback through a series of listening sessions and an in-person meeting for small entities.  AGC participated in the listening session for construction and transportation and is preparing written recommendations by the Nov. 28, 2017, deadline.  It is not too late to participate, see below for information on how.

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