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Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019 (H.R. 1497) Introduced in House on March 5 Link to bill text Link to fact sheet
Waters of the United States The proposed new rule on the definition of Waters of the United States was published in today’s Federal Register. 
NAFSMA Submits Comments on WRDA Implementation Guidance Development
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.  


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