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DESERT QUARTZITE SOLAR PROJECT

DESERT QUARTZITE SOLAR PROJECT DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on actions that would allow the proposed development of the Desert Quartzite Solar Project, a 450-megawatt solar development in eastern Riverside County.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Issues Directive for National Marine Fisheries Service to...

As Secretary of Commerce, today I directed the National Marine Fisheries Service to facilitate access to the water needed to fight the ongoing wildfires affecting the State of California. One of the fires, the Mendocino Complex Fire, has developed into the largest in the state’s history, consuming nearly 300,000 acres in Northern California.

NEH Awards $13.2 Million in Grants for Cultural Infrastructure

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced $13.2 million in awards to 29 U.S. cultural institutionsthat will leverage federal funds against private investment to help create and sustain the nation’s humanities infrastructure.
DHCD

DHCD Seeks Offers to Transform Vacant Ward 8 Sites into Affordable Housing

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has released Solicitations for Offers (SFOs) to transform several sites in the Ward 8 neighborhoods of Anacostia and Congress Heights into affordable housing for District residents.

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-COMPETITIVE DIRECT SALE OF 140 ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND...

The Black Mountain Golf and Country Club (BMGCC), a non-profit corporation that holds a patent on 140 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, has applied to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a direct sale of the reversionary interest in its R&PP patent. The BLM Las Vegas Field Office seeks public comments on the proposal, which will be accepted until September 20, 2018.
USDA

USDA Invests $345.5 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure to Improve Service for More Than...

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $345.5 million in 20 infrastructure projects (PDF, 121 KB) to improve rural electric service
FTC

FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on Construction Company CRH plc

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Dublin, Ireland-based construction company CRH plc’s $3.5 billion acquisition of its Kansas-based competitor Ash Grove Cement Company likely would be anticompetitive.
DOI

Secretary Zinke Designates Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home as African American Civil Rights Network...

Recognizing the immense impact that Medgar Evers’ life and Myrlie Evers' contribution had on the African American civil rights movement, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today designated the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home as an official African American Civil Rights Network (AARCN) site. He also announced the Trump Administration is opening up the formal public comment process to designate the home a national monument.

LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES TO IMPLEMENT STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS (GRANGEVILLE)

With the threat of wildfire danger increasing rapidly throughout many parts of north central Idaho, local land management agencies will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in the Grangeville Fire Restrictions Area, Riverbreaks Zone 1 and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area beginning at 12:01 a.m.on August 3, 2018
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Launches Latest Request for Proposals to Produce and Preserve More Affordable Housing...

Mayor Muriel Bowser today announced that the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is now accepting proposals from housing industry specialists to produce and preserve more affordable housing in the District of Columbia. This coincides with the launch of a new $200,000 grant program for small residential building owners to make key repairs to their properties.

BLM ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF $2.5 BILLION RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSMISSION AND WATER PIPELINE IN RIVERSIDE...

In advancing the Administration's goals of promoting America’s energy independence and supporting infrastructure needs, the Bureau of Land Management announced today the approval of a transmission line and water pipeline project associated with the licensed Eagle Crest Energy Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Project in Riverside County
USDOJ

Wells Fargo Agrees to Pay $2.09 Billion Penalty for Allegedly Misrepresenting Quality of Loans...

The Justice Department announced today that Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and several of its affiliates (Wells Fargo) will pay a civil penalty of $2.09 billion under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) based on the bank’s alleged origination and sale of residential mortgage loans that it knew contained misstated income information and did not meet the quality that Wells Fargo represented.
USDA

USDA Invests $97 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure to Improve Service for 22,000 Subscribers...

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $97 million in 12 projects (PDF, 104 KB) to provide or improve rural broadband service in 11 states.
DOI

Secretary Zinke Kicks Off National Parks Infrastructure Discussion at Bipartisan Event

Highlighting the need to repair and rebuild our parks, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke spoke Tuesday at a bi-partisan event at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. The focus of the event was on fixing and preserving national park infrastructure and the $11.6 billion maintenance backlog currently facing our nation’s 417 national parks.
USDOJ

Delaware County Owner of Mortgage and Title Companies Sentenced to Five Years in Prison...

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that George Barnard, of Newtown Square, was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for defrauding lenders of almost $13 million. Barnard, 47, pleaded guilty to multiple fraud counts in April. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $12,774,941.89 and to forfeit $4,262,279.38 in proceeds he obtained through his commission of the offense

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT PROCEEDING WITH WILD HORSE GATHER PLAN

Due to declining rangeland health, overpopulation and continued drought conditions, the Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office will conduct a wild horse gather at the Muddy Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) beginning in August. The BLM plans to gather an estimated 149 wild horses.
EPA

EPA provides $699 million for San Francisco wastewater infrastructure upgrades

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a $699 million loan to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to help finance its innovative Southeast Treatment Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project. This is the largest loan issued under EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to date.
USDA

USDA Encourages Rural Communities, Water Districts to Apply for Loans to Improve, Rebuild Infrastructure;...

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced a historic commitment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to upgrade and rebuild rural water infrastructure.

CLYBURN STATEMENT ON INTRODUCTION OF THE RESTORING TAX CREDITS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACT

U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) today released the following statement after introducing the Restoring Tax Credits for Affordable Housing Act and cosponsoring a package of affordable housing bills

PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON HOMESTEAD MINERALS CORP BOND RELEASE WITH THE BUREAU OF LAND...

In accordance with 43 CFR 3809.590(c), the public is invited to comment on the pending final bond release of the Silver Peak Sixteen-to-One (16 to 1) Project, case file NVN073158, by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tonopah Field Office. A Plan of Operations (Operations)

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Natomas

CVS-Anchored Natomas Shopping Center in Sacramento Sells for $10.3 Million

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm arranged the sale of Natomas Shopping Center in Sacramento, California, in an off-market transaction.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Center for American Progress

LGBTQ Community Would Be Disproportionately Harmed by Benefit Cuts, New CAP...

The Trump administration, Congress, and state governments have been engaged in ongoing attacks on crucial public programs that provide vital support to people in need. Key benefits such as nutrition and housing assistance, Medicaid, and unemployment benefits are threatened at the federal and state levels by funding cuts or harsh so-called work requirements that would put these benefits out of reach for those who need them most