Construction Legislative Week in Review
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ENVIRONMENT
Agencies Clarify Intent to Permanently Repeal 2015 WOTUS Rule
Look What’s on the Agenda for AGC’s 2018 Construction Environmental Conference
TAX/ACCOUNTING
Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Nomination for IRS Commissioner
Join Us at the Next AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference
SAFETY
2018 AGC Summer Safety & Health Conference
Advanced Safety Management Training Course
ENVIRONMENT
Agencies Clarify Intent to Permanently Repeal 2015 WOTUS Rule
 

On June 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a supplemental proposal to the July 2017 proposed action to repeal the 2015 Obama Administration definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Public feedback on the July 2017 proposal indicated some level of public confusion about the agencies’ intent.  As such, the EPA and USACE issued this supplemental proposal to clarify that the agencies are proposing to permanently repeal the 2015 WOTUS rule in its entirety and keep the pre-2015 regulatory framework in place until a new WOTUS rule is finalized.  AGC supports the EPA and USACE effort to repeal and replace the 2015 WOTUS rule and will provide comment as necessary on this proposal.

For more information, contact Melinda Tomaino at tomainom@agc.org or (703) 837-5415. Return to Top

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Look What’s on the Agenda for AGC’s 2018 Construction Environmental Conference
 

Are you ready for engaging discussions and educational sessions at this year’s environmental conference?  The agenda is posted and registration is open; reserve your seat today for AGC’s 2018 Construction Environmental Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Crystal City, Virginia, on Sept. 12-13.

Whether your goal is an excellent compliance record, to keep abreast of key developments and trends, or to gain an understanding of how environmental issues affect your job responsibilities and projects – AGC’s CEC is the conference for you.  Look what’s on the agenda for 2018.

  • Manage environmental requirements and risk: Learn the latest developments in water, waste, hazardous materials and contaminants, emergency reporting and response, and species considerations.
  • Factor environmental concerns into phases of a project: Discuss wildlife and community solutions during the planning process and operations, permitting issues on large and small projects, properly insuring your projects, and avoiding common mistakes (and enforcement actions!) during operations.
  • Expand your knowledge and skills: Explore training and technology tools, materials and life-cycle analysis, as well as the growing prefab trend.

For conference information and registration, go to http://meetings.agc.org/cec/ or contact Melinda Tomaino at tomainom@agc.org Return to Top

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TAX/ACCOUNTING
Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Nomination for IRS Commissioner
 

On June 28, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing with President Trump’s nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Charles Rettig.  Mr. Rettig is expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Since the previous IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, departed the agency, the Assistant Secretary of Tax Policy, David Kautter, has been leading the agency on an interim basis and splitting time between Treasury and IRS.  With a confirmed, full-time, IRSC Commissioner in place, this can only help the process of promulgating a number of important tax regulations from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that AGC is eagerly awaiting.

For more information, please contact Matthew Turkstra at matt.turkstra@agc.org or (202) 547-4733. Return to Top

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Join Us at the Next AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference
 

Jointly sponsored by AGC and CFMA, the 22nd Annual AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference will be held Oct. 24-26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. This three-day conference offers programs and workshops designed specifically for financial professionals in the construction industry. The 34 interactive sessions will cover the latest industry issues and their financial implications. Participants may earn up to 20 continuing professional education (CPE) credits.

For more information, contact Matthew Turkstra at matt.turkstra@agc.org or (202) 547-4733. Return to Top

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SAFETY
2018 AGC Summer Safety & Health Conference
July 25-27 in Indianapolis, IN
 

The 2018 Summer Safety & Health Conference will take place July 25-27, 2018 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN. Join more than 250 industry professionals and participate in the development of regulatory and legislative activity on both a national and local level; assist in the development and creation of new safety training programs and products; and hear the latest initiatives from OSHA and other industry experts. Full details on the Conference and links to registration and the hotel room block can be found hereReturn to Top

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Advanced Safety Management Training Course
October 17-19 in Arlington, VA
 

This unique three–day course provides construction safety and health professionals with the next–level knowledge required to successfully manage a company–wide safety program. Moving beyond the basics of Focus Four training, AGC’s Advanced Safety Management Training Program will give participants a more holistic view of safety’s role in project and company success, as well as advanced tactics and best practices for managing all aspects of a corporate safety program. Participants will also focus on the importance of "selling" safety throughout the organization and methods to generate buy–in from different audiences. Full details on the course and links to registration can be found here. Return to Top

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