Back to the Future with “Navigable Waters of the United States”

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Department of the Army finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2015 Rule (that never went into effect) defining “waters of the United States.”. But, the 2015 Rule will now not be applicable until two years following publication of the applicability date rule in the Federal Register (scheduled to be this week), giving the agencies the time needed to reconsider the very fluid definition of “waters of the United States.”. United States , 547 U.S.

Five Location Factors To Consider When Investing In The U.S.

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Executive Analysis Featured Foreign Direct Investment International Site Selection Business Incentives Capital Investment foreign direct investment Infrastructure McCallum Sweeney Consulting permitting Quality of Life Sarah White United States Workforce DevelopmentA look at the top location factors foreign companies should consider when choosing to invest in the U.S., courtesy of McCallum Sweeney Consulting. Read: Five Location Factors To Consider When Investing In The U.S.

Comment on the Permit to Kill Eagles with Wind Turbines

Green Building Law Update

Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it is soliciting comments through November 12, 2013 on the issuance of a take permit “for recurring eagle mortalities” associated with the operation of the Shiloh IV wind turbine project in Solano County, California. The U.S.

Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: A Guide to.

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Location: Crestone, Colorado, United States. Small Cob Buildings without Permits! A Guide to States with No Building Codes. No Building Codes: A Guide to States with No Building Codes is an e-book by Terry Herb, 2010. Building permit is mandatory.

How to Save Money on License & Contract Bonds

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The construction industry is the single largest purchaser of surety bonds in the United States. Surety bonds for contractors can be categorized as either license and permit bonds or contract bonds. License and permit bonds are required by almost all states and many local municipalities in order to guarantee compliance with license or permitting requirements.

Fireworks Cause Air Pollution But

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In a very good example of striking the right balance between environmental protection and celebratory festivities, despite that fireworks degrade air quality with particulate matter, in the United States we have decided that the pyrotechnic show must go on. In most states those who handle fireworks are regulated for safety by a state fire marshall who issue permits including of “firework shooters, explosive blasters, explosive manufacturing, and explosive sales.”

Keystone Pipeline Spiked

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President Obama announced on Friday that his administration will not issue construction permits for the Keystone XL pipeline connecting Canadian oil producers with Gulf Coast refiners.

Save Money on License & Contract Bonds

Construction Business Owner

The construction industry is the single largest purchaser of surety bonds in the United States. Surety bonds for contractors can be categorized as either license and permit bonds or contract bonds. License and permit bonds are required by almost all states and many local municipalities in order to guarantee compliance with license or permitting requirements.

Project Manager’s job at in SJ Louis Construction Inc

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A suitable Project Manager is needed in SJ LOUIS CONSTRUCTION INC at Rockville, Minnesota, 56369, United States. The manager needs to secure any permits required for jobs.

50 Shades of Green in Montgomery County

Green Building Law Update

Green building will remain mandatory for new construction in Montgomery County, Maryland and effective December 1, 2017, the International Green Construction Code 2012 will be a permitted alternative.

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Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean

Collaborative Construction

At the mid-point of this political shift, Greece and Cyprus — coordinating with Israel — have remained the principal states in the region that are friendly to the West. One more post on geo-political issues.

Innovation Is Thriving In Arizona

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The state’s rich startup culture continues to thrive and is a preferred choice for technology companies seeking growth. Arizona offers one of the lowest costs of doing business in the United States, primarily because of low taxes and small state government.

The Ramifications of this IgCC Enactment are of National Import

Green Building Law Update

The State of Maryland which approved the IgCC for use on Maryland capital budget funded projects (that includes Montgomery County public schools) reduced that percentage to 30% and Baltimore City addressed the flaw by permitting the use of “porous asphalt pavement” in addition to pervious concrete.

Tiny Home That’s Perfect for the Disabled

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The latter ensures that you do not need a special permit to park it in most of the United States. It allows these people to continue living independently, in their own homes, which greatly improves their lives and state of mind.

Texas Court Gobble-Gobbles New Federal Overtime Rules

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In September 2016, 21 states and dozens of business groups filed lawsuits seeking an immediate injunction to block the new rules from taking effect on December 1, 2016. There is little doubt this decision will be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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LEED Law Intersects Miracle on 34th Street

Green Building Law Update

The onscreen line was incorrect, however, in that Kringle said Tompkins served as Vice President of the United States under John Quincy Adams when in fact he was elected on the ticket with James Monroe in 1816 (.

Opportunities Shine in Community Solar

Green Building Law Update

People across the United States are seeking alternatives to conventional energy sources. Today, most states have laws that preclude “community solar” projects. That is, most consumers of electricity are not, today, permitted to aggregate their purchase of photovoltaic generated electricity with others, except through their electric power utility.

King County Mandates its Green Building be the Greenest, with a Twist

Green Building Law Update

Taking a step back from a LEED only law, other third party certifications will now permitted, A project may request use of an alternative green building or sustainability rating system in lieu of LEED or the Sustainable Infrastructure Scorecard.

September 2015 newsletter

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Copies of all required permits and certifications. FDRsafety has had the privilege of being engaged to provide safety services on one of the most unique projects now going on in the United States: The construction of a replica of Noah’s Ark in Williamstown, KY, outside of Cincinnati.

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Texas Court Gobble-Gobbles New Federal Overtime Rules

Best Practices Construction Law

In September 2016, 21 states and dozens of business groups filed lawsuits seeking an immediate injunction to block the new rules from taking effect on December 1, 2016. There is little doubt this decision will be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Florida: A Warm Climate For Business Growth

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The state’s favorable business tax structure, government policies and competitive costs make planning for future growth easy. The state is proud of its welcoming business climate and competitive advantages. Florida is also a right-to-work state. No state personal income tax.

A win for due process for drivers and motor carriers, but wait …

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In the past, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) accepted state-generated traffic offense citations which were uploaded to its Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) database which collects carrier and driver safety performance data. Fundamentally, in the United States where the accused has a right to argue his/her position with the court, this policy of not removing dismissed citations was another perceived injustice to the trucking and bus communities.

In Construction, There’s A Tattletale And There’s What is Right

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The Attorney General has primary authority for enforcing FCA, but the law includes what is called a qui tam provision, which permits a private party to bring a civil action alleging fraud against the Government on its own behalf as well as on behalf of the United States. Sometimes, we avoid doing bad things because of the risk of getting caught. Other times, we avoid doing bad things because we simply choose to do right things.

Collaborative Construction Blog: Unleashing the North American.

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An affirmative policy to expand extraction and export capabilities for all hydrocarbons over the next two decades could yield as much as $7 trillion of value to the North American economy, with $5 trillion of that accruing to the United States, including generating $1–$2 trillion in tax receipts to federal and local governments. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Collaborative Construction Blog.

Reefer Madness

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A major psychological and legal barrier was crossed in November, when two states–Colorado and Washington–voted to legalize recreation use of pot. The early financial returns are in and these numbers no doubt will spur other states to follow their lead: CO Gov.

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Green Building Data Risk as an Opportunity

Green Building Law Update

In an age when many have opinions about Edward Snowden’s disclosures, foreign state sponsored hacking, and Uber’s massive customer data hack, most people have not considered matters of data protection from their real estate, green building or otherwise. There is no single comprehensive federal data privacy law in the United States. Green buildings generate large quantities of data.

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Nevada Stops Subsidizing Net Metering

Green Building Law Update

This announcement by the largest residential solar installer and lessor in the United States, and whose big banks and large corporate investors in its project finance funds that fund its leases and power purchase agreement options, are the largest beneficiaries of net metering laws across 44 states and Washington DC, might be hyperbole and an attempt at sending a message to other states contemplating similar action.

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Montgomery County to Abandon LEED Mandating IgCC for All Building

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It has also been ranked by Forbes as the 10th richest in the United States and accordingly first construction costs do not have major economic implications. The State of Maryland which approved the IgCC for use on Maryland capital budget funded projects (that includes Montgomery County public schools) reduced that percentage to 30% and Baltimore City addressed the flaw by permitting the use of “porous asphalt pavement” in addition to pervious concrete.

Vantem Panels Introduces Net-Zero Kit House: SmartHomze

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Vermont-based Vantem Panels, one of the United States’ first producers of SIPs (structural insulated panels) and one of three American producers of urethane panels, has released the first affordable net-zero energy kit homes: SmartHomze.

Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana

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billion monoethylene glycol—or MEG—plant at the junction of United States Interstate 10 and 210. With these options available your products can reach over 34 states and Latin American countries in the most cost effective way. million in state and local taxes.

OSHA Safety

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Required permits such as confined space entry, welding – hot work or DOT permits. When working in or around excavations: All necessary permits have been obtained. OSHA Safety & Compliance.

Prepaying for gas to improve worker safety

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This article was written by Safety Consultants with Safety Services Company , we provide Construction, Manufacturing, and General Industry Safety Programs to over 100,000 clients across the United States and Canada. Prepaying for gas to improve worker safety. For more information on a custom safety program for your company, please contact us by clicking here.

Everitt and Schilling Tile Brings Old World Craftsmanship to Modern Sustainability

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Reclaimed wood tiles are shaped from barnwood that has been salvaged from the western United States in range of colors, patterns, and formats, some of which are designed to be locked into other tiles.

InterModal Design Ships Prefab Homes Worldwide

Jetson Green

Several units are available, with pricing and details in spreadsheets on the IMD website, starting at US$35,000. You cover costs of site preparation, delivery, and setup, with many areas requiring building permits for additional costs. Shipping Container Modular Home External outdoors.

Open Borders

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Officials on both sides of the Rio Grande are working as hard as they can to tear down any barriers to cooperation between the United States and Mexico. There’s been a lot of heated rhetoric in the presidential campaign about illegal immigration and how to secure the border.

Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Eco Yoga.

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Location: Crestone, Colorado, United States. A Guide to States with No Building Codes. Small Cob Buildings without Permits! Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture.

Homeland Insecurity

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This is the time of year when we put together BF ‘s annual Rankings Report, so we’ve been compiling our list of the states with the Best Infrastructure. What, you didn’t know that suspected terrorist wannabes we’re actually watching are legally permitted to buy weapons?