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APWA Supports Maintaining Federal Flood Mapping Funds

APWA joined over 20 other organizations, in sending a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, requesting the federal government maintain appropriated funding of at least the Fiscal Year 2018 level ($262.5 million) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program. The Flood Hazard Mapping and … Continue reading APWA Supports Maintaining Federal Flood Mapping Funds

FW&PCOA Accepting Nominations for The Pat Robinson Scholarship Award

The Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators Association (FW&PCOA) is now accepting nominations for the Pat Robinson Award.  The FW&PCOA Board of Directors has established a Training Scholarship, known as the Pat Robinson Award, and a Scholarship Committee to accept nominations and determine the recipients of the scholarships. The Pat Robinson Award consists of tuition waiver for attending an Annual … Continue reading FW&PCOA Accepting Nominations for The Pat Robinson Scholarship Award

Proposed modification to the EPA’s 2017 CGP open for public comment

Proposed modification to the EPA's 2017 CGP open for public comment   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing for public comment a modification to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP), which covers eligible stormwater discharges from construction activities in areas where the EPA is the permitting authority. … Continue reading Proposed modification to the EPA’s 2017 CGP open for public comment

APWA – Washington Report (December 10, 2018)

December 10, 2018                                     Share: Please be sure to follow APWA Government Affairs on Twitter @APWAGovAffairs. LATEST NEWS Congress Approves Two-Week Funding Extension On December 7, President Trump signed a two-week Continuing Resolution (CR), funding the federal government through December … Continue reading APWA – Washington Report (December 10, 2018)

George H.W. Bush and Volunteerism

As the nation continues to honor the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush, Americans are inspired by his examples of leadership and service. His accomplishments as a Navy pilot, public servant, and inspirational leader demonstrated a commitment to placing others above self. From his first day in office, President Bush advanced citizen service … Continue reading George H.W. Bush and Volunteerism

EPA – SWPPP Templates in English and Spanish

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Templates: The existing SWPPP template is available here: Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Template (WORD) - Helps construction site operators develop a SWPPP that is compliant with the minimum requirements of EPA's 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP). New! En español: Plantilla del Plan de Prevención de la Contaminación de Aguas … Continue reading EPA – SWPPP Templates in English and Spanish

New EPA Construction Stormwater Resources in Spanish

New EPA Construction Stormwater Resources in Spanish EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) construction stormwater program has published new resources in Spanish to help construction site operators with permit compliance. Links to these resources are available below and on EPA's construction stormwater resources, tools, and templates page.

Florida Roofing Contractors Cited for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards

Florida Roofing Contractors Cited for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards OSHA cited Elo Restoration, Inc., for exposing workers to fall hazards at two worksites. The roofing contractor faces $116,551 in penalties after OSHA initiated an inspection as part its Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction. For details, read the news release. Elo Restoration was … Continue reading Florida Roofing Contractors Cited for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards