Constructor - January/February 2015 - (Page 14)

Construction Industry to Get Wet with New Definition of 'Waters of the by Debra WOOD the LeveL of government controL over construction work in or nearby smaller, more isolated waters and wetlands may soon change, if a rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in March, redefining the Clean Water Act's term "waters of the United States," takes effect. The EPA maintains that the rule will benefit businesses by increasing the efficiency in determining 14 constructor | Jan u ary/ Febru ary 2015 when federal permitting, planning, reporting and other Clean Water Act requirements apply, but contractors are concerned about delays and costs and the federal government taking over local land use and planning. "It's a very disturbing change to the definition," says Lennie Boteilho, environmental affairs & senior project manager for Ames Construction in West Valley City, Utah, a member of the

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - January/February 2015

Construction Industry to Get Wet With New Definition of ‘Waters of the U.S.’
Working for a Living
Moving in the Right Direction
Legalization of Marijuana: Feeling the Effects in a Zero-Tolerance Industry
Where You Need to Be
Sunken Ships: Environmental Cleanup Project Saves Port From Drowning
The Digitized Highway
Missouri Contractors Associations Merge to Build a Better Future
A New Year and a Great Time to Decide: Top-Line Growth Versus Intelligent Growth

Constructor - January/February 2015