Associated General Contractors of America Environmental Services [AGC of America, Website]
AGC provides environmental information, networking opportunities and effective advocacy for construction professionals. AGC publishes on-point articles and fact sheets on key environmental actions, deadlines, requirements and initiatives that may impact the construction industry. AGC organizes an annual Contractors Environmental Conference and holds educational webinars on hot topics. In addition, AGC regularly disseminates environmental news via social media on Twitter (@AGCEnvironment). AGC sponsors and contributes to the Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center, which is the association’s “go-to” resource on federal and state environmental requirements that affect construction activities. AGC advocates on behalf of its members in the regulatory and legislative arenas. AGC invites its members to join its Environmental Forum to stay informed, connect and take action on critical issues.
Army Corps and EPA Improve Wetland and Stream Mitigation
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a new rule on March 31, 2008 to clarify how to provide compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts to the nation?s wetlands and streams. The rule will enable the agencies to promote greater consistency, predictability and ecological success of mitigation projects under the Clean Water Act.
Environmental Requirements for Construction [EPA]
This guide provides information on federal environmental requirements for construction
projects. It is written primarily for owners of construction projects and for
general contractors who supervise construction projects. Subcontractors also
may find the information useful.
Office of Water Wetlands website
Links to information
on: What are Wetlands? Why Protect Wetlands? How are Wetlands Protected?
and What you can Do to Protect our Vital Resource.
Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities (MYER) - A Planning Guide
for Construction and Development This document explains in detail
the environmental obligations that construction companies can face
across the various federal laws (stormwater, air, wetlands, waste...).
Use it to factor in costs during the bidding process, assign responsibilities
and use the checklists to self-audit.
American Road and Transportation Builders Association Environmental
The website provides information to assist with
compliance with new and existing requirements from final federal
statutory, regulatory and administrative actions.