January 31, 2008 / Issue No. 1-08
 
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Water
EPA Fast Tracks Rule To Set Limits on Sediment in Construction Runoff
AGC Joins Coalition in Comments to U.S. EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wetlands Jurisdictional Guidance
New Energy Law Includes Stormwater Standard for Federal Development Projects
EPA Announces Several New Resources for Stormwater Professionals
Air
AGC Comments on Last-Minute Changes to Californiaís Off-road Diesel Rules
AGC Weighs in on Green House Gas Provision in Energy Bill, Wins Short-Term Safeguard
EPA Announces Webcast on 2008 Diesel Retrofit Funding Opportunities
Chemicals
New Rule Regulates Chemical Storage Facilities and Operators
News & Events
Donít Miss the Unveiling of AGCís New LEED Course for Contractors at 2008 Annual Convention; Registration Reopened
AGC Environmental Network Steering Committee To Meet at 2008 Annual Convention; All Attendees Welcome
AGC Audio Conference Planned to Provide Contractors with the Basics of Green Construction
Complete Recordings from AGCís 2007 Environmental Audio Conferences Now Available
AGC-EPA Interface
Environmental Performance Metrics for Construction

  Complete Recordings from AGCís 2007 Environmental Audio Conferences Now Available
In 2007, AGC connected with its members on important environmental issues through its Audio Conference series. Recordings and materials from past Audio Conferences are now available for purchase from AGC’s online bookstore.

If you missed (1) Don't Cry Over Spilt Material: A Contractor's Guide to Spill Prevention and Response, (2) Stormwater Can Muddy Your Profits; Stormwater Management and Permit Requirements, or (3) Environmental Enforcement Crackdown: Inspection Survival for Contractors (or any other AGC Audio Conference), you can purchase the recordings as a download through the AGC online bookstore at http://www.agc.org/bookstore. (Search by the item number for a specific AGC Audio Conference recording or enter “audio conference” into the keyword search to view all available recordings.)

Descriptions of the environmental Audio Conferences held in 2007 are below.

A Contractor's Guide to Spill Prevention and Response (Item No. AC8) -- Contractors that use and store chemicals and oils must be aware that many of the federal environmental laws have very specific spill prevention and response requirements. Failure to meet these requirements can result in severe monetary fines or even criminal prosecution. This Audio Conference recording offers information to help contractors prepare for — and respond to — unexpected spills.

This Audio Conference covered: the basic elements of a Spill Prevention Plan, procedures companies need for materials handling and storage, measures companies should take to control and contain a spill, available countermeasures to mitigate the effects of a spill, procedures companies should use to notify federal, state and local authorities, when it is necessary to report a spill, and what information companies need to include when reporting a spill.

Stormwater Can Muddy Your Profits; Stormwater Management and Permit Requirements (Item No. AC12) -- Construction sites disturbing one acre or more of land must obtain permit coverage for stormwater discharges. This AGC Audio Conference recording offers bottom-line information on complying with stormwater requirements and the latest pollution control solutions.

This Audio Conference covered: the key elements included in a stormwater plan, how to develop an effective plan, tips for common erosion and sediment control best management practices (BMPs), good housekeeping BMPs, and how to conduct effective self-inspections. 

Environmental Enforcement Crackdown: Inspection Survival for Contractors (Item No. AC19) -- Stormwater enforcement is a significant priority for the federal regulatory agencies. Federal and 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. 

This Audio Conference covered: preparing for an inspection, what happens during an inspection, and what to expect after the inspection. [ return to top ]