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May 26, 2009
The Steering Committee of the AGC M&U Division met on May 19, 2009 at AGC’s Capitol Hill Legislative Headquarters in Washington, DC to discuss future activities and priorities of the division.
May 26, 2009
ARRA highlights for individual Agency Programs that may be of interest for M&U Contractors.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
May 26, 2009
OMB & FAR Coucil seeking industry input on interim rules for ARRA projects. On March 31, 2009, the FAR Councils issued a series of interim rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to implement several key provisions set forth in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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Executive Order 13502, “Relating to the Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects,” which rescinded the Bush Administrations’ prohibition on Project Labor Agreements.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.

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