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EPA Determines Existing Regulations Sufficiently Protect Against Hazardous Substance Releases

On August 24, AGC filed joint comments in support of a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluding the existing regulatory framework adequately prevents and contains discharges of hazardous substances.  AGC supports the agency’s proposal not to initiate a new regulatory regime addressing spills of hazardous substances under section 311 of the Clean Water Act. The joint letter expands […]

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Transportation Department and Congress Seek Input on Hours of Service

Impacted AGC Members Should Comment and Contact their Representatives As previously reported, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it is seeking public comment on revising four specific areas of the current hours-of-service regulations. AGC is preparing a response to the proposal on behalf of its member companies; however, we also […]

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Tell Congress that the Time for Infrastructure Investment is Now

As Congress returns from their August recess, unresolved issues towards enacting a comprehensive infrastructure plan remain.  As previously reported, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster released a discussion draft to make significant investments in our nation’s infrastructure. Whether or not this proposal or any other infrastructure plan is successful depends upon you, and […]

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WebEd: The Construction Workforce Outlook

In-Depth Analysis of Autodesk/AGC Workforce Survey Data & More Register today for the AGC member complementary ($79 for non-members) WebEd entitled: “The Construction Workforce Outlook: Challenges, Best Practices and Solutions” scheduled for Thursday, September 6 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. eastern time. During this WebEd, registrants will from a panel of experts who will review […]

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Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire

AGC Releases Workforce Development Plan 2.0 Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials said shortages pose a significant […]

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Advanced Safety Management Training Course

October 17-19 in Arlington, VA, 10 Seats Left! 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 […]

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FAR Council Adopts Federal Contractor Paid Leave Interim Rule without Change

Administration Finalizes the Requirement, Extinguishing Hope of Repeal/Improvement The Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council on August 22 issued a final rule adopting a December 2016 interim rule that implements former-Pres. Obama’s Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors executive order and the related September 2016 final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).   The new rule, which […]