2016 ACEC Annual Convention Fact Sheets:
New FAA Rules for Drone Use Reflect Key ACEC Recommendations
The FAA has released final regulations for commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—or drones—that largely reflect ACEC views. Click Here for entire story.
Action Alert: Urge Congress to Pass New WRDA Bill
ACEC members are urged to encourage their Congressional delegations today to vote on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 before the end of the month. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC Addresses Cybersecurity Liability Issues with FERC
ACEC has raised concerns over regulatory actions that could impose uninsurable contract terms related to cybersecurity on firms working for energy clients. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC/Massachusetts Supports Reps. Moulton and Tsongas
ACEC/Massachusetts leadership met last week with Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Representative Niki Tsongas (D-MA). Click Here for entire story.
Renewable Energy to Attract Two-Thirds of Power Plant Investments
About $7.8 trillion will be invested globally in renewables over the period, compared with $1.2 trillion for new coal plants. Click Here for entire story.
Senate Clears Defense Bill With Anti-Blacklisting Language
ACEC is working to ensure that the final version of the bill includes language to counter the blacklisting order and perhaps to even increase the scope of the prohibition to all federal agencies. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC/Pennsylvania Supports Representative Lou Barletta
U.S. Representative Lou Barletta (R-PA), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, meets with ACEC/Pennsylvania leaders. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC Ramps Up Fight Against “Blacklisting” Executive Order
ACEC voiced its opposition to the proposed "Blacklisting" Rule in a meeting with the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs last week. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC Promotes Fairness in Business Tax Rates
Representative Vern Buchanan (R-FL) has introduced ACEC-backed legislation that would mandate an equal top tax rate for all business structures. Click Here for entire story.
New FHWA Rule May Let DOTs Streamline More Projects
Starting on June 30, the FHWA may be more flexible when state DOTs seek to exempt infrastructure improvements. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC/Florida Supports Representative Ted Deutch
Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) discussed transportation funding and long-term fixes to the Highway Trust Fund with Kimley-Horn & Associates' Jason Webber this week. Click Here for entire story.
Legislation Introduced to Allow Private Investment in Public Buildings
U.S. Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) have introduced ACEC-backed legislation to add public buildings to the list of facilities that qualify for Private Activity Bonds. Click Here for entire story.
Transportation Appropriations Bills Fund FAST Act, Boost Discretionary Grants
The U.S. House and Senate are advancing annual funding bills for the Departments of Transportation and Housing & Urban Development for Fiscal Year 2017. Click Here for entire story.
U.S. House Expands Energy Legislation; Chambers Must Negotiate Final Package
House and Senate conferees will now negotiate a final energy package to send to the White House. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC's Pecori Addresses Sustainable Infrastructure at Water Meeting; Endorses ISI's Envision Rating System
Satach Pecori highlighted ACEC's ISI and its Envision rating system that addresses the full range of environmental, social, and economic impacts to sustainability in project design, construction, and operation. Click Here for entire story.
OSHA’s New Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Increases Obligations on Employers
Companies with 250 or more employees that already keep injury and illness reports must now submit injury and illness information to OSHA electronically. Click Here for entire story.