Get Involved: How To Participate in EPA’s Rulemaking Process in 2016

As just announced by AGC via its 2016 Environmental Rules Watch List, the construction industry can expect to see a wide range of regulatory action in the coming year, spanning the air, water and waste program areas.  AGC works with federal agency staff during the rulemaking process to ensure that the construction industry’s voice is heard –  analyzing and expressing the industry’s views on federal proposals to enact or modify laws that regulate the construction industry. AGC created a handout to help you track the development of environmental rules throughout 2016 and  even weigh in on issues that are important to you and your business.

Federal regulations often take years to complete and keeping track of the progress can be difficult.  Luckily, there are a variety of online tools available to help the public stay informed and get involved in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rulemaking process.  AGC created a handout to help you track the development of environmental rules and take advantage of public participation opportunities.

We invite you to take a look at AGC’s handout on “EPA’s Rulemaking Process” to get an overview of the online tools AGC uses to keep track of and participate in the development of new EPA regulations – along with some helpful hints. Be sure to save the handout to easily reference —

  • The five major steps in EPA’s rulemaking process,
  • How to keep tabs on EPA’s rulemakings, and
  • Where to find compliance information.

You can also visit the AGC-supported Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center for information on how to comply with existing rules.

For more information, please contact Leah Pilconis at or Melinda Tomaino at

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