Category Archives: Legislative News

Repeal of proprietary products rule will promote innovation & provide states more flexibility

Repeal of proprietary products rule will promote  innovation & provide states more flexibility

WASHINGTON, DC – The repeal of a 103-year old federal procurement rule would remove a major regulatory roadblock and “spur investment in and deployment of new technologies that promise to help advance safety, alleviate traffic congestion and improve our nation’s highways,” the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Jan. 14 told the U.S. Department of […]

EPA and Army propose new “waters of the United States” definition

EPA and Army propose new “waters of the United States” definition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army have proposed a clear, understandable and implementable definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. Unlike the Obama Administration’s 2015 definition of “waters of the United States,” the Dec. 11, 2018 proposal […]

Equipment Manufacturers Encouraged by U.S.-China Compromise on Tariffs

Equipment Manufacturers Encouraged by U.S.-China Compromise on Tariffs

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement on the recently announced truce between the United States and China on tariffs: “We hope this builds momentum towards further reasonable agreements to reduce these taxes on Americans and better promote free trade,” said Dennis Slater, president of AEM. “However, the decision also […]

ARTBA applauds new Trump administration wetlands proposal

ARTBA applauds new Trump administration wetlands proposal

The Trump administration’s Dec. 11 proposed overhaul to portions of the Clean Water Act (CWA) would restore clarity to federal wetlands regulations and help reduce delays to important transportation projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. At issue is how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) […]

Appeals Court upholds decision limiting the right of OSHA to expand inspections

Appeals Court upholds decision limiting  the right of OSHA to expand inspections

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips: An accident at your workplace occurs and OSHA comes to investigate. Once at your facility, however, OSHA tells you they want to expand their inspection to cover your entire facility — top to bottom. What authority does OSHA have to expand the inspection and under what circumstances? In […]