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U.S. Small Business Administration Solicits Suggestions for Reform

AGC Submits Recommendations AGC submitted its recommendations to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on existing agency regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. In accordance to President Trump’s E.O. 13777 to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens, and E.O. 13771 that directs agencies to “identify” at least two existing regulations for elimination whenever […]

AGC Presses for Federal Construction P3 Opportunities

Arcane Budget Rules Block Reasonable Real Estate Transactions On Nov. 28, AGC and industry allies urged President Trump to make common sense changes to arcane accounting rules that will help provide flexibility for federal construction public-private partnership (P3) opportunities. As it stands, federal accounting rules require that federal agencies—like the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and […]

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Federal Best Practices for Environment Permitting Should Apply to State Agencies, AGC Says

AGC is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to apply federally approved “Recommended Best Practices for Environmental Reviews and Authorizations for Infrastructure Projects” in delegated states that EPA has authorized to implement and enforce a federal environmental permit program. In response to EPA’s request for input, AGC’s Nov. 22 letter explains that where […]

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AGC Supports Increased Airport Infrastructure

This week, AGC joined our partners in the Beyond the Runway Coalitionin urging the House and Senate appropriators to retain provisions in the FY 2018 Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill that would dramatically improve aviation infrastructure across the country by increasing the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) user fee and increasing funding for […]

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AGC Supports FHWA Environmental Streamlining Proposals

AGC submitted comments in support of three separate Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regulatory proposals to expedite project delivery by streamlining the federal environmental review process. The FHWA proposals implement various AGC-supported provisions in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) – legislation […]

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AGC Silica Standard Resources to Help Members Understand Compliance Responsibilities

On Oct. 23, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration began full enforcement of its respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. To help educate members, AGC developed the “Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction” webpage with a host of resources—sample forms, webinars, flowcharts, FAQs, and more—to help AGC members understand their compliance responsibilities. Most recently, AGC […]

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OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Submitting Injury and Illness Data

New Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017 On Nov., 24, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule extending the deadline for submitting injury and illness data to Dec. 15 to allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system. In August, OSHA launched the web-based Injury Tracking Application (ITA), which […]

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Senate Advances Tax Reform Legislation

Tell Your Elected Officials to Include Construction Industry Priorities The Senate made significant progress towards passing tax reform legislation this week. However, AGC still has concerns with the legislation as-is and asks you to continue contacting your members of Congress, urging them to treat S-corps fairly as compared to C-corps and maintain incentives for public […]