December 2012 issue

  • APWA Calls on Congressional Leaders to Preserve Funding for Clean & Safe Water
  • As Talks on Fiscal Cliff Continue, Farm Bill Leaders Push Reauthorization as Means of Deficit Reduction
  • APWA Director Sue Hann Reappointed to EPA LGACNY
  • Governor Appoints APWA Director Harry Weed to State Respond Commission
  • President Declares December Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Month
  • Cybersecurity Legislation Fails to Advance in Senate
  • Administration Requests $60 Billion for Sandy Recovery
  • USDOT Receives Recommendations for New CEs
  • Sustainable Transportation Funding a Priority for Incoming House T&I Chairman
  • ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Threatens Transportation, Community Program Funding
  • House Republicans Name Committee Chairs for the 113th Congress

November 2012 issue 

  • Election Day Delivers Unchanged Majorities for New Congress; Changes Expected on Key Committees
  • Voters Show Support for Infrastructure Funding Ballot Initiatives
  • APWA Supports Fairfax County, VA in TMDL Suit
  • Senate EPW to Work on WRDA, Creates Innovative Financing Program
  • Executive Order Establishes White House Homeland Security Partnership Council
  • APWA Files Comments on Public Safety Broadband Network
  • National Homeland Security Consortium Releases White Paper
  • Transportation, Community Programs Face Cuts Under Sequestration

October 2012 issue

  • APWA Member Named FEMA NAC Vice-Chair
  • FEMA Reauthorization Legislation Passes House
  • FirstNet Board Begins Work on Broadband Network
  • October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
  • Executive Order Possible as Cybersecurity Bills Remain Stalled
  • Are You a Member of APWA Advocates?
  • MAP-21 Guidance Posted
  • Proposed Rulemaking Addresses Emergency Repair Categorical Exclusion
  • Adaptation Activities Eligible for Federal Funding Clarified
  • FHWA Releases New Sustainability Tool
  • APWA Joins Amicus Brief in Support of LA County Flood Control District
  • APWA Participates in White House Conference on Green Infrastructure
  • EPA Office of Water Hosts Sustainable Infrastructure Workshop
  • Senate Committee Holds Hearing on WRDA Reauthorization
  • House Subcommittee Conducts Clean Water Act Hearing
  • APWA Participates in Transportation Stakeholder Meeting Hosted by Rep. Blumenauer
  • APWA Attends Water Infrastructure Network Meeting

September 2012 issue 

  • Private Activity Bond Legislation Advocacy Efforts Continue
  • Congress Likely to Approve a One-Year extension of the Farm Bill
  •  APWA Works to Promote Nutrient Management Provisions in the Farm Bill
  • Party Platforms Make Nod to Water Infrastructure Investment
  • EPA Announces Public Meeting on Consumer Confidence Reports
  • September is National Preparedness Month
  • APWA Submits Testimony on Hazard Mitigation
  • FHWA Seeks Comment on Proposal Regarding Common Post-1945 Bridges and Historic Preservation
  • House Approves Six-Month Stop-Gap Spending Measure
  • FHWA Requests Comment on Proposed Rule Updating Engineering Services Procurement Regulations
  • Census Shows More than 89,000 Local Governments in US
  • FHWA and APWA Launch New Federal-Aid Resource for Local Agencies

August 2012 issue 

  • Clean Water Trust Fund Legislation Introduced
  • Hearing Held on EPA Integrated Planning Framework
  • Sustainable Communities Partnership Releases Guide for Rural Communities
  • Congressional Leaders Agree on a Six-Month CR
  • FHWA Issues Section 4(f) Policy Paper * USDOT Announces Request for TIFIA Letters of Interest
  • DOT Launches Project Finance Center
  • FHWA EDC II Includes Strategy to Assist Local Agencies
  • Cybersecurity Bill Stopped in Senate
  • Homeland Security Spending Bills Extend CFATS

July 2012 issue 

  • President Signs Two-Year Transportation Bill into Law
  • Executive Order Aims to Accelerate Broadband Deployment
  • DOT Announces Funding for 47 TIGER Projects
  • Senate Passes Five Year Farm Bill, House Agriculture Committee Begins Consideration of House Version
  • EPA Releases New Schedule for National Stormwater Rulemaking
  • EPA Releases Final Framework on Integrated Permitting and Planning for Stormwater and Wastewater Utilities
  • APWA Joins Coalition Urging FY2010 Appropriations Levels for USGS
  • Supreme Court Agrees to Review Stormwater Liability Lawsuit
  • Interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities Marks 3rd Year Anniversary
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will Not Back Mortgages with PACE Liens under Proposed Rule
  • DHS Announces FY 2012 Preparedness Grants
  • National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorized as Part of MAP-21

June 2012 issue 

  • U.S. District Court Rules United States Must Pay Municipal Stormwater Fees
  •  APWA Calls on Costco Wholesale Corporation to Remove “Flushable” Label from Certain Products
  • EPA and VA Partner to Connect Veterans with Jobs in Water Sector
  • EPA Inaction in Identifying Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals May Lead to Improper Disposal
  • House Lawmakers Ask GSA to Abandon LEED
  • Congress Moves on Several Fronts to Block Waters of the US Guidance
  • 2012 Farm Bill Moves Forward in Senate
  • MUTCD Revised to Clarify Certain Definitions
  • Conferees Face June 30 Deadline as They Work to Finalize Transportation Bill
  • House Passes Appropriations Bill Funding Transportation
  • House Judiciary Approves Bill to Expedite Project Delivery
  • Congress Extends Flood Insurance for Two Months
  • APWA Submits Comments on Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network
  • APWA Joins Ready Campaign
  • Cyber Security Legislation Stalls in Congress
  • Homeland Security Appropriations Moves Forward

May 2012 issue 

  • Final Rule Eliminates Dozens of Deadlines for Replacing Traffic Signs
  • Transportation Bill Conferees Hold First Meeting
  • House, Senate THUD Appropriations Bills Differ in Funding
  • Senate THUD Appropriations Bill Supports Sustainable Communities
  • FHWA Announces National Online Dialogue on Improving Transportation Performance
  • APWA Supports DeKalb County, GA, in Stormwater Fee Case
  • Clean Water Trust Fund Bill to be Introduced
  • House Leaders Introduce Bill to Block "Waters of the U.S." Guidance
  • New Technology Based Effluent Limitations Guidelines Set for Airport Deicing Operations
  • Congress Yet to Reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program
  • APWA Attends National Homeland Security Consortium
  • FEMA Releases National Preparedness Report

April 2012 issue 

  • Congress Approves Compromise FY11 Funding Bill
  • House FY12 Budget Plan Proposes Steep Cuts to Transportation
  • APWA Transportation Sustainability Summit Provides Unique Forum on Future of US Transportation
  • USDOT Announces Pipeline Safety Plan
  • Senators Announce $10 Billion Infrastructure Bank Bill
  • GAO Report: Grant Programs Could Benefit from Increased Performance Focus
  • Traffic Fatalities in 2010 Drop to Lowest Level
  • US Access Board Seeks Comment on Access to Shared Use Paths
  • FHWA Launches New Bridge Safety Initiative
  • EPA Seeks Comments on Storm Water TMDL Memorandum
  • Justice Department Issues Policy on Federal Payment of Storm Water Fees
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Municipal Permittee Liable for Storm Water Discharges
  • Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act Introduced
  • Administration Calls for Ideas to Improve NEPA
  • 7th Circuit Holds State Action Doctrine Shields Municipalities from Challenge to Trash Disposal Contracts
  • Obama Administration Releases HSPPD-8


March 2012 issue 

  • Senate Approves Two-Year Transportation Bill
  • California Infrastructure Earns Grade of “C”
  • 2010 ADA Accessible Design Standards Become Mandatory
  • Requests for TIFIA Loans Top $13 Billion
  • Legislation Allocates D Block Spectrum to Public Safety
  • FEMA Seeks Input on National Frameworks
  • House Committee Approves FEMA Reauthorization Bill
  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Water Infrastructure Financing
  • Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Farm Bill Reauthorization
  • Healthy Waters Coalition Releases Recommendations for Farm Bill Reauthorization
  • President Obama Speaks at White House Conference on Conservation
  • HUD Seeking Comments on PACE
  • Guidance Clarifying “Waters of the United States” Under Review by OMB
  • New Funding Opportunity to Accelerate Job Creation in Rural Communities
  • EV-Everywhere Challenge Announced

February 2012 issue

  • President Obama Releases FY 2013 Budget Proposal
  • House and Senate Debate Transportation Bills
  • Senate’s Transportation Bill Includes Key Complete Streets & PAB Provisions
  • President Signs FAA Authorization Bill
  • USDOT Announces New Round of TIGER Program Grants
  • FTA Issues New Starts/Small Starts Guidance
  • FTA Announces $826 Million Discretionary Funding for Transit Vehicles and Facilities
  • House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Releases Priorities for 2012
  • Conference Committee Negotiates Tax Bill Containing Broadband Spectrum Allocation Provisions
  • US Trade Representative Studying E-Waste Exports