October 31, 2007 / Issue No. 6-07
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Enviro Audio Conference
AGC Audio Conference Planned to Help Contractors Survive Environmental Inspections
Proposed Changes to Federal Oil Spill Program Would Benefit Contractors
Federal EPA Enforcement to Focus on Construction Stormwater Runoff
Green Construction
AGC Begins Development of Unique Course on LEED for Contractors
News & Events
AGC Members Recognized as ‘Top Green Contractors’ by ENR Magazine
AGC/Aon Build America Awards; Environmental Submissions Due Dec. 6
Sustainable Building Group Calls for Entries: 2007 High Performance Building Awards
AGC-EPA Interface
Recent Accomplishments in Our Partnership

  AGC Audio Conference Planned to Help Contractors Survive Environmental Inspections
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice have initiated national enforcement actions against certain sectors of the construction industry and stormwater enforcement is a significant priority.  Sign up now for AGC’s Nov. 29th audio conference and make sure you are ready for that dreaded day when an inspector knocks on your door.

EPA, state environmental agencies, and local government authorities routinely conduct “surprise” inspections to assess compliance with environmental laws, such as stormwater runoff requirements.  In addition, complaints from neighbors and employees can trigger an unannounced visit.  Register for AGC’s audio conference, titled Environmental Enforcement Crackdown: Inspection Survival for Contractors, to learn—

  • How can you prepare for an inspection?
  • What happens during an inspection?
  • What should you expect after the inspection?

This audio conference is scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 2007, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM (Eastern Time). Speakers include attorney Jeffrey Longsworth of Barnes & Thornburg’s Washington, DC office—who currently represents AGC of America in federal environmental matters related to construction stomwater runoff.

Visit http://www.agc.org/EnviroInspection to register online or for more information.  For assistance, contact Crystal Yates, yatesc@agc.org or (703) 837-5437.

Spill Prevention, Response and Stormwater Management Audio Conference Recordings Available Online
Two prior AGC environmental audio conferences were recorded and are now available for purchase as a MP3 file download.  If you missed (1) Don't Cry Over Spilt Material: A Contractor's Guide to Spill Prevention and Response or (2) Storm Water Can Muddy Your Profits; Storm Water Management and Permit Requirements, you can purchase the recordings online at http://www.agc.org/audioconferences.  This Web site also features a complete schedule of all upcoming AGC Audio Conferences. [ return to top ]