Clean Water Act Issues on AGC’s Watch List


We’ve got them covered at the 2015 Contractors Environmental Conference!

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 6, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Join us for AGC’s 2015 Contractors Environmental Conference on Sept. 2-3 right outside of the nation’s capital to discuss significant and ongoing developments concerning Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permits and jurisdictional waters/wetlands, stormwater management permits, electronic reporting requirements, online compliance and enforcement history data, water quality trading and so much more!  Click here(link is external) to register now.

How to interpret whether or not your construction project is located in federally-controlled waters or wet areas, triggering federal permit/planning requirements

  • Speakers: Jennifer Moyer, Chief, Regulatory Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters (Corps) and Russell Kaiser, Chief, Wetlands & Aquatic Resources Regulatory Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Federal stormwater programs, policies and initiatives – including EPA’s new 2015 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP), upcoming reissuance of the Construction General Permit (CGP), numeric effluent discharge vs. benchmark limits, and restrictions on runoff from newly developed and redeveloped (or post-construction) sites

  • Speaker: Erika Farris, Environmental Scientist, Water Permits Division, U.S. EPA

What National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program information you will need to electronically report to the federal government and how EPA will make that information readily available to the public through its ever-growing ECHO Web tool

  • Speaker: Carey Johnston, PE, Enforcement Targeting and Data Division, Office of Compliance, U.S. EPA

Options for using water quality trading and stormwater offsets as a compliance solution (Chesapeake Bay TMDL Case Study)

  • Speaker: Robert J. Rose, Policy Advisor, Office of Water, U.S. EPA

These are top Clean Water Act issues that you should be watching, alongside AGC, as they will have nationwide implications and impact construction work in any state.

In addition to CWA issues, government representatives will be presenting on climate, incremental sampling, prevention through design, and green building codes.  Several other program offices also will be on hand at a special “meet and greet” during the conference to answer your questions.

If compliance is part of your job responsibility, AGC’s 2015 CEC won’t disappoint.  In addition to government speakers, industry experts will present on such topics as endangered species, pollution liability, drones, work in sensitive areas, and what general contractors need to know about asbestos, lead and PCBs.

To join us for AGC’s 2015 Contractors Environmental Conference, go to is external) to see the full agenda and register.

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