December 2010 issue

  • House Passes Long-Term Continuing Resolution to Fund Federal Government Through Fiscal Year 2011
  • Mica Selected House T&I Chair
  • APWA Leads Municipal Organization Coalition in Challenging Proposed Coal Combustion Residuals Proposed Rule
  • APWA Works to Extend Important Water Resources Development Act Authority
  • EPA Issues a Direct Final Rule Revising NTU Limits for Construction and Development Effluent Guidelines
  • APWA Joins Coalition in Urging Clarification of Federal Government’s Responsibility for Stormwater Fees
  • EPA Releases All Hazards Risk Assessment and Consequence Analysis Tools for Water Sector
  • FHWA Seeks Comments on MUTCD Compliance Dates
  • FEMA Issues Guidance on Emergency Shelter Planning
  • DOJ Posts online editions of its 2010 ADA Standards
  • FHWA Issues Rule on Real-Time System Management Information Program
  • Gas Tax Increase Part of Deficit Commission Proposal
  • President Obama Declares December as Critical Infrastructure Protection Month
  • IRS Rules that Fuel Sharing Agreements Tax Exempt
  • APWA Attends FEMA NFIP Listening Session
  • APWA Attends National Homeland Security Consortium Meeting

November 2010 issue

  • Republicans Win Historic Midterm Election Gains in House of Representatives; Democrats Retain Their Majority in the Senate
  • Voters Consider Infrastructure Ballot Initiatives in Several States
  • More than 70 Projects Funded under TIGER II Program
  • FHWA Seeks Participation in Value Pricing Pilot Program
  • APWA Joins National Complete Streets Coalition
  • State and Local Code Officials Boost Building Efficiency
  • Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act Signed by the President
  • EPA Issues Proposed Changes to Emissions Rules for Sewage Sludge Incinerators
  • Recycled Materials Resource Center Releases Case Studies on Foundry Sand Use
  • FEMA Establishes Scientific Resolution Panels
  • DHS Completes Cyber Security Evaluations of APWA Members

October 2010 issue

  • Demand for TIGER II Funding Overwhelms $600 Million Available
  • Administration to Unveil Transportation Authorization Proposal in February
  • 2009 Traffic Fatalities Are Lowest in Six Decades
  • FHWA Launches Website for Every Day Counts Initiative
  • President Obama Announces $50 Billion Infrastructure Investment Plan
  • DOJ Publishes Regulation Implementing Title II of the ADA
  • President Obama Signs Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Funded Through December 3rd
  • APWA Joins Ready Campaign for National Preparedness Month
  • FEMA Mitigation Alliance Established
  • National Flood Insurance Program Extended
  • Congress Passes Legislation to Improve Oversight of Homeland Security Grants
  • EPA Issues Infrastructure Sustainability Policy
  • Key WRDA 2000 Section Set to Expire
  • EPA Launches Green Power Community Challenge
  • Council on Environmental Quality Plans to Release Revised NEPA Climate Guidance Soon
  • Chemical Security at Water & Wastewater Facilities Exemption Extended Again
  • EPA Prepares to Regulate Fly Ash

August 2010 issue

  • Senator Reid Introduces Scaled Back Energy and Oil Spill Liability Bill
  • House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY11 Budget for EPA
  • Revisions to Total Coliform Rule Contemplated
  • GAO Releases Infrastructure Bank Report
  • EPA Develops Innovative Software to Secure Nation’s Water Supply
  • EPA Offers Training for Brownfields Grants Applicants
  • FTA Study Finds $77.7 Billion Needed to Bring Nation’s Rail and Bus Systems into Repair
  • House Passes $79 Billion Transportation Appropriations
  • House Votes to Rescind Transportation Funding
  • Senate Approves Bill Rescinding $2.2 Billion in Highway Funding
  • Supplemental Appropriations Allocated to Disaster Relief Fund
  • Congress Introduces Interoperable Communications Legislation for Public Safety
  • DHS Secretary Announces FY 2010 Preparedness Grants

July 2010 issue

  • House Appropriations Panel Approves $79 Billion for Transportation
  • TIGER II Pre-application Deadline Extended
  • Senate Panel Approves Transit Safety Bill
  • House Panel Rescinds Transportation Funding
  • FHWA Announces Livability Initiative
  • USDOT Announces Availability of $75 million in Planning Grants
  • FHWA Offers Peer to Peer Training Program for Rural and Local Road Safety
  • Senate Bill Establishes “Centers for Excellence” for Green Infrastructure
  • Senate EPW Approves Bill Requiring Federal Agencies to Pay Stormwater Fees
  • EPA Issues GHG Reporting Requirements for Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • EPA Announces Water Strategy Dialogue
  • APWA Supports Land Water Conservation Fund Program & Seeks Dedicated Funding
  • APWA joins EPA as a WasteWise Endorser
  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Legislation Passes Senate
  • National Flood Insurance Program Extended
  • APWA Attends National Homeland Security Consortium Meeting

June 2010 issue

  • APWA Member Reappointed to FEMA National Advisory Council
  • Obama Administration Gears Up for 2010 Hurricane Season
  • Disaster Relief Fund Legislation Moves through Congress
  • EPA Initiates Rulemaking on Sanitary Sewer Overflows
  • EPA Proposes New Permit Requirements for Pesticide Discharges
  • EPA Issues 2008 Clean Watershed Needs Survey
  • House Passes Safe Drinking Water Act Reauthorization Bill
  • $10 Million Available for Communities to Combat Climate Change
  • House Approves Bill Adding $521 Million in Federal Highway Funds
  • DOT Requests Proposals for $600 Million TIGER II Grants
  • Report to Congress Details Strategies to Cut Transportation’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • FTA Issues Proposed Rule on New and Small Starts Project Justification Criteria

May 2010 issue

  • Compromise Climate & Energy Draft Released by Senators Kerry & Lieberman
  • EPA Seeks Additional Comments on Proposed Stormwater Rulemaking
  • Draft Legislation Reauthorizing Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Released
  • America’s Commitment to Clean Water Act Introduced in House
  • New EPA Guidance Outlines FY10 Spending Priorities for State Water Infrastructure Programs
  • Senate Climate and Energy Proposal Would Allocate $6 Billion to Transportation
  • DOT Releases Draft Strategic Plan, Invites Comments
  • FTA Seeks Proposals for $775 million in Bus Grants
  • DOT Announces $600 Million Available for TIGER II Grants
  • FHWA Seeks Comments on Proposed Revisions Relating to Minimum Retroreflectivity for Pavement Markings
  • New Congressional Report Concludes Implementation of Recovery Act’s Transportation and Infrastructure Programs Has Been Successful
  • FHWA Website Includes Information to Assist Local Agencies with Administration of Federal-Aid Projects
  • APWA Government Affairs Committee Meets in DC
  • DHS Officials Brief APWA Committee on Cyber Resiliency Review
  • Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Fund Moves through Congress
  • DHS Announces Fiscal Year 2009 Grant Guidance

April 2010 issue

  • APWA Recognized as First Responder by DHS Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council
  • APWA  Appointed to National Preparedness Task Force
  • Congress Extends Flood Insurance for Another Month
  • Obama Signs Bill Extending Transportation Funding
  • 10,000 Recovery Act Transportation Projects Under Way
  • DOT Issues Policy on Pedestrian, Bicycle Accommodation
  • Report Says Build America Bonds Will Save State and Local Governments Money
  • FHWA Seeks Comment on Livability Initiative Harmonizing HUD/DOT Rules
  • Oberstar Proposes Bond Funding to Help Pay for Transportation Authorization
  • FCC Sends National Broadband Plan to Congress
  • Climate Change Compromise Bill Expected to Include Fee on Motor Fuels
  • APWA Continues to Work for Passage of Water Infrastructure Financing Act
  • Small Drinking Water System Case Studies Available
  • Decentralized Wastewater Management Handbook Now Available
  • EPA Announces Regulatory Strategy for Drinking Water Protection
  • National Water Program Climate Change Progress Report Available
  • New Website: State & Local Climate and Energy Program
  • EPA’s Budget Request Includes Millions for E-Waste Research Program

March 2010 issue

  • House Approves Bill Extending SAFETEA-LU through End of the Year
  • More Than 50 Transportation Projects Win TIGER Grants
  • Traffic Fatalities Reached Record Low Last Year
  • CEQ Issues Draft NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change & Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory Released By EPA
  • LFGcost-Web Tool Available to Evaluate Economic Feasibility & Job Creation
  • Stage 2 Disinfectants & Disinfection Byproducts Rule Consecutive System Guidance Manual Released
  • Smartgrowth Program Offers Water Quality Scorecard for Local Governments
  • EPA Launches Website to Increase Transparency
  • Flood Insurance Extended for Another Month
  • Chemical Security Debate Resumes in Congress
  • APWA Attends National Mitigation Workshop
  • APWA Meets with Obama Administration’s National Security Team

February issue

  • President Obama Unveils $3.8 Trillion Budget Proposal
  • EPA Holds Listening Sessions on National Stormwater Rulemaking
  • Reporting Guidelines for EECBG Program Released
  • DOT Moves Forward on Livability Goals
  • EPA Announces New Support for Sustainable Communities
  • DHS Secretary Issues Final Rule on Special Community Disaster Loans
  • DHS Releases Quadrennial Homeland Security Review
  • FEMA Releases Draft of National Disaster Recovery Framework
  • Smaller Senate Jobs Bill Includes Transportation Extension

January 2010 issue

  • New Public Transportation Guidelines Highlight Livability
  • RITA Releases ITS Strategic Plan
  • Recovery Act Funds 10,000 Highway Projects
  • MUTCD Update Available
  • $48 Billion for Infrastructure in House-Passed Jobs Bill
  • EPA Inspector General Report: States Need Additional Help on Recovery Act Spending for Drinking Water Projects * EPA Announces Proposal to Tighten Ozone Standards
  • White House Council on Environmental Quality Working on Guidance to Add Climate Change to NEPA Analyses
  • 2 New Mutual Aid Fact Sheets Available
  • OSWER Announces Community Engagement Initiative
  • APWA Appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council
  • Congress Extends National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA Reveals Risk MAP Strategy for FY 2010