AGC Advocacy Report
Michael Gifford, AGC President & CEO
February 2, 2018
AGC Engages With State Legislators on Feb. 7
AGC and BJ4C have a State Legislative Reception on Feb. 7 near the State Capitol (invite below). A limited number of members can attend and see the engagement process first hand. If you want to attend contact me at email@example.com. Thanks!
Good News! Obama Administration’s 2015 WOTUS Rule Delayed
Implementation of the Obama administration’s 2015 “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule -which expands federal environmental permitting jurisdiction involving wetlands—has been delayed. On Jan. 31, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) took AGC-supported regulatory action that delays the 2015 WOTUS rule from taking effect until February 2020. This action virtually maintains the status quo nationwide and provides continuity and regulatory certainty for contractors in the field while the agencies continue to work to repeal and replace the 2015 WOTUS rule. The need for this action became necessary after a Jan. 22 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would result in lifting the current nationwide stay of the 2015 WOTUS rule in most states.
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