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www.agc.orgOctober 30, 2013 / Issue No. 9-13
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Enforcement
Last EPA Webinar for AGC Contractors on SPCC (Oil Spill) Inspections; Few Spots Remain
Water
EPA Proposes Reissuance of General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Industrial Activities
New EPA Report Documents Importance of Waters and Wetlands
House Science Committee Blasts EPA for Putting Rulemaking Ahead of Science on Clean Water Act
Proposed Federal Rule Would Give Public Online Access to Stormwater Permit Information
OSHA
Occupation Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
Green Construction
GSA Recommends LEED and Green Globes for Federal Buildings
Volunteers Needed to Develop ConsensusDocs Energy Performance Agreement
News & Events
Take the Hard Hat Recycling Challenge for America Recycles Day Nov. 15
Reminder: AGC/Alliant Build America Awards Submission Deadline Is This Week
AGC Opens Registration for the 95th Annual AGC Convention
Volunteers Needed To Serve on Associationís Environmental Steering Committee
Save the Date for AGCís 2014 Contractors Environmental Conference
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Enforcement
Last EPA Webinar for AGC Contractors on SPCC (Oil Spill) Inspections; Few Spots Remain
Oil Spill Inspections at Asphalt Operations on Rise
 

A few spots remain open for the Nov. 7 complimentary webinar that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting, specifically for the construction industry, on compliance with the federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule. EPA’s Oil Program Office told AGC that the agency has shifted its SPCC focus from outreach (i.e., increased awareness of the regulations) to physical inspections at individual sites/facilities to determine compliance. The regulated community should expect to see an increase in the number of SPCC compliance inspections.

AGC members have reported recent SPCC inspections at their asphalt plants.  AGC has worked with EPA to schedule a series of webinars detailing how EPA intends to implement/enforce the SPCC rule nationwide. The first three sessions completely “sold out” and limited seats remain for the last program, scheduled for Nov. 7 at 12:00pm EST.  The program will center on the newly revised SPCC inspector’s guide that is meant to provide a consistent national policy on SPCC-related requirements, found at 40 CFR Part 112. There will be time to ask questions directly of the head of EPA’s oil spill program, regarding what companies can expect during an inspection.

Webinar Registration

Please register as soon as possible using the link below.

November 7, 2013, 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST: http://spccwebinar1107.eventbrite.com

For more information on EPA’s SPCC requirements and new enforcement initiative, click here.  If you have further questions, please contact Leah Pilconis, senior environmental advisor to AGC, at pilconisl@agc.org. Return to Top

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