Sources: Environmental Protection Agency; National Association of Home Builders, Washington, D.C.; CP staff
With the backdrop of the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. A clear definition for “waters of the United States,” it lays to rest one of the most contentious EPA actions—a 2015 Clean Water Act reinterpretation expanding federal authority over bodies of water minuscule and massive—attempted under the Obama administration.
Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff
OSHA will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 with a yearlong celebration of past achievements, current efforts and future initiatives to protect the American workforce. Signed into law by President Richard Nixon on December 29, 1970, the OSH Act was created “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women,” laying the groundwork for creation of OSHA the following spring.
Source: ACI Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.
A panel presentation, “What the New Durability Code Will Mean to You,” anchors the ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council’s Technology Forum 47, February 11-13 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Charleston, S.C. ACI Committee 201, Durability member Dr. Lawrence Sutter will moderate a discussion where subject matter experts share knowledge and highlight ACI code from owner, designer, contractor, and researcher perspectives.