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April 24, 2009

On April 22, 2009, AGC CEO Steve Sandherr and AGC General Counsel Mike Kennedy met with senior acquisition officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discuss AGC concerns with the Obama Administration’s Executive Order 13502, “Relating to the Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects,” which rescinded the Bush Administrations’ prohibition on Project Labor Agreements. 

 

April 24, 2009

The U.S. Department of the Interior has published its complete project list which represents $750 million in Stimulus funds.  Projects include but are not limited to new buildings, to  HVAC upgrades, energy efficiency projects, wastewater systems, hiking trails, fencing, photovoltaic systems, pipeline replacement, paving  and roadwork.

 

April 24, 2009
On April 16, 2009 the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced the recipients of its 2009 State Damage Prevention Grant Awards. The purpose of these grants is to establish comprehensive State programs designed to prevent damage to underground pipelines in States that do not have such programs and to improve damage prevention programs in States.
April 24, 2009

National Safe Digging Month is here and there is still time to maximize exposure and generate awareness of the 811 message. With spring projects underway, it’s more important than ever to get the safe digging message out!

April 15, 2009
In a move that stands to create and sustain thousands of jobs while improving aging water infrastructure, protecting the environment and promoting public health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the first round of its $6 billion in Stimulus funds for water infrastructure which were included in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009.
April 7, 2009
 AGC of America has expressed substantial concerns with EPA about the impact of the Recovery Act's Buy American requirements on “shovel ready” water infrastructure projects eligible for EPA funding through the Clean Water and Drinking Water SRF programs.  After numerous discussions with AGC the EPA has announced that it will grant a waiver from the “Buy American” provision attached to economic stimulus funds to avoid blocking another part of the stimulus legislation that provides for refinancing of debt for water projects.
April 6, 2009
Contractors Association of West Virginia Hosts Governor "We've got a lot of work to do and we're getting ready to do it," Governor Joe Manchin told CAWV members and legislators.  The governor was the keynote speaker at a March 12 legislative reception sponsored by the Contractors Association of West Virginia and WV American Water Company.  Nearly 100 legislators, government officials and CAWV members attended the function, which was covered by the local media.
April 6, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publicly released its fourth Drinking Water needs assessment on March 26. The survey identified $334.8 billion in needs for the 20-year period from January 2007 through December 2026.  With $200.8 billion in need over the next 20 years, transmission and distribution projects represent the largest category of need. The other categories, in descending order of need are: treatment, storage, source and "other." 
March 26, 2009
Many American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded construction projects including water treatment facilities, paving , water main and valve replacement are already being advertised on FedBizOpps.Gov the federal government's portal for contracting business opportunities.
March 26, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publicly released its fourth Drinking Water needs assessment today. The purpose of the Assessment is to document the 20-year capital investment needs of public water systems that are eligible to receive Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) funding.

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