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  • Material Issue

    Highway departments can continue using cheaper foreign steel for bridge projects, despite attempts by Congress to constrict the practice.

  • Legality of Flow-Control Ordinances Upheld

    Flow-control ordinances allow governments to require private waste contractors to deliver the curbside garbage they pick up to a specific disposal facility.

  • Change of Direction

  • Corps adopts drainage standards

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has adopted new guidelines requiring that all precast concrete used in drainage structures come from plants certified by the National Precast Concrete Association.

  • Supreme court clears up confusion

    On June 19 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers overextended its permitting authority under the Clean Water Act of 1972 by restricting construction near storm drains and ditches.

  • FCC designates 811 as number for excavation activities

  • EPA clarifies Lead and Copper Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing states guidance to help clarify how the collection and management of lead and copper samples is conducted to comply with regulations on lead in drinking water.

  • States, cities file briefs in eminent domain case

  • Fluoride debate arises in Oregon

    Less than a quarter of Oregon state residents drink fluoridated water, but health officials are campaigning for its increased use in public drinking water. Residents in areas without fluoridated water have been skeptical, deciding that messing with the water supply is not a wise trade-off for...

  • Data sought for drinking water contaminants

    Twenty-six unregulated contaminants will be monitored by U.S. drinking water suppliers under a new rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This second cycle of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 2) also proposes the use of nine analytical methods to detect the...