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www.agc.orgJanuary 25, 2012 / Issue No. 1-12
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Editor's Note
Volunteers Needed To Serve on Association's Environmental Steering Committee
EPA Targets New Requirements for Stationary Diesel Engines at Construction Sites
EPA Set To Reissue Construction Stormwater Permit Sans Turbidity Limits
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Editor's Note
Volunteers Needed To Serve on Association's Environmental Steering Committee

Each year, AGC seeks nominations for qualified and motivated individuals from the AGC Environmental Forum to serve on the Steering Committee for the forum.  Would you like to play a leadership role in AGC of America’s environmental advocacy, education and outreach efforts?

The AGC Environmental Forum allows all AGC members and Chapter staff who have an interest in construction-industry environmental issues to connect and interact with each other, keep pace with the latest environmental developments, and participate in the Association’s policymaking on environmental matters.   Members of the Steering Committee have direct access to federal regulatory officials, influence over environmental policy, and a means to exchange valuable information with one another and industry peers.

Interested AGC members who meet the criteria below would be invited to serve a three-year term on the forum’s Steering Committee, beginning at the conclusion of AGC’s 2012 Convention.

Specifically, AGC seeks Steering Committee members who meet the following guidelines:

  • Knowledge and interest in environmental requirements and trends that impact construction activities in all markets (candidates are not required to be an expert on environmental issues, however, basic knowledge and strong interest is essential);
  • Demonstrated capacity to exercise good judgment in consideration of competing association objectives;
  • Breadth and depth of understanding and knowledge in the construction industry, AGC of America and beyond;
  • Willingness to devote time and effort to the well-being of the construction industry.

The Steering Committee will serve several functions, including but not limited to:

  • Oversee the activities of the forum and task forces;
  • Make reports and recommendations on behalf of the forum to the Executive Board;
  • Develop policy recommendations, meetings and other events regarding matters within the scope of the forum;
  • Establish and sunset task forces within the forum.

Steering Committee members are expected to attend a yearly Steering Committee meeting usually held during the fall in Washington, D.C.  The 2012 meeting will be held in conjunction with the AGC Contractors Environmental Conference in early June 2012.  No other travel is typically required during the year.  Throughout the year, the forum’s Steering Committee meets via monthly conference calls, to provide feedback and recommendations to AGC of America’s environmental staff.  Information and ideas frequently are exchanged via email; Steering Committee members must have regular access to computers and the Internet and be willing to check their email for Steering Committee communications on a regular basis.  Steering Committee members must be willing to commit, on average, 2 hours per month on Steering Committee conference calls, including discussing and voting in a timely manner on various issues. Steering Committee members also must be prepared to volunteer to oversee occasional tasks, including serving on task forces if needed.

Please send nominations and short bio or resume to Melinda Tomaino via email (tomainom@agc.org) no later than, Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Self-nominations are acceptable and encouraged.  Return to Top

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