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ASA (Civil Works) R. D. James Sends Policy Memo on 401 Certification
EPA and Army Postpone Public Hearing on Proposed New “Waters of the United States” Definition   WASHINGTON (January 7, 2019) — Due to the lapse in appropriations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), EPA and the Department of the Army (Army) announced today they will postpone the planned January 23 public hearing on the proposed new “Waters of the United States” definition until after appropriations have passed to fund the EPA. Publication of the proposed rule in the Federal Register is also postponed.  
Congress Approves Water Infrastructure Bill – The Senate by a vote of 99-1 voted on October 10 to send S. 3021 – America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) to the President for signature.
The US Levee Safety Coalition, of which NAFSMA is a member, in cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is pleased to present a series of webinars on levee safety in the United States.  You are invited to join us for the first webinar on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm EDT: “US Army Corps of Engineers, Levee Portfolio Report” presented by Eric Halpin and Noah Vroman, USACE. 
House May Vote On Water Infrastructure Bill/WRDA 2018 Compromise This Week A House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Senate Environment and Public Works Committee compromise Water Infrastructure bill (S. 3021), which includes the Water Resources Development Act of 2018, may be voted on in House this week under a fast track process.   
NAFSMA Room Block in Santa Fe Set to Expire on June 18 NAFSMA members and colleagues are urged to make their reservations for the association’s 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting as soon as possible as the hotel block expires on Monday, June 18 and the hotel is beginning to fill up.  This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at the historic and beautiful La Fonda on the Plaza hotel in downtown Santa Fe. 
NAFSMA Annual Meeting, Santa, Fe - Preliminary Agenda Click here for preliminary agenda.  
House Approves Water Resources Development Act of 2018 - June 6, 2018
House WRDA Cleared for Floor Action - June 6, 2018 The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (H.R. 8), was cleared by the House Rules Committee for floor action yesterday clearing the bill for floor consideration of the bill and amendments to start as early as today.
House Transportation Committee Releases Its Version of WRDA 2018 - May 18, 2018 H.R. 8, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s version of WRDA 2018, was released today. The full Committee markup on the bill is planned for Wednesday, May 23.  A copy of the 58-page bill, as well a section-by-section summary of the bill is attached.  NAFSMA is currently reviewing the House bill.  To access more information on the bill, go to


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