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www.agc.orgNovember 8, 2017 / Issue No. 08-17
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On the Inside
Regulatory Outlook
AGC Submits Recommendations to Army Corps on Regulation Reform
U.S. EPA's Directive to End 'Sue and Settle' Tactics Promises to Increase Integrity of Federal Rulemaking Process
AGC Prepares Early Feedback on the Future Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’
EPA Provides Recommendations on Electronic Recordkeeping of Stormwater Permit Documentation
EPA Ramps Up Outreach Efforts Ahead of Hazardous Waste eManifest System Launch
News & Events
Save the Date for the Next AGC Environmental Managers’ Roundtable Discussion
AGC Members Receive Discount on Select IECA Online Stormwater Training
Volunteers Needed To Serve on Association's Environmental Steering Committee
AGC and Sage Begin Surveying Members for Annual Outlook
Regulatory Outlook
AGC Submits Recommendations to Army Corps on Regulation Reform

On October 18, AGC submitted recommendations to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), highlighting the regulatory burden on the construction industry and offered specific program modifications and solutions relating to performing work with USACE. Among AGC recommendations are:

  • Merging NEPA/ CWA Section 404 permitting;
  • Reforms to Ease “Chokepoints” in 404 Program;
  • Reforming the Nationwide General Permits: acreage limits and pre-construction notification thresholds;
  • Clarifying and expanding the exemption for work in roadside ditches;
  • Improving USACE partnering with the Construction Industry; and
  • Reforming Safety Officer Accreditations.

AGC will continue to advocate for practical and real reforms with the federal agencies and congress. To access AGC’s recommendations referenced above, click here

For more information on environmental permitting reform, contact Leah Pilconis at pilconisl@agc.org or (703) 837-5332.  For questions concerning the federal construction market, contact Jordan Howard at jordan.howard@agc.org or (703) 837-5368. Return to Top

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