ENS Weekly Washington Update 11/10/11

Topics: Second Minibus Pulls up to Senate Starting Line Senate Acts on Highway Reauthorization Bill Possible Movement on Private Activity Bonds Read the ENS Weekly Update 11-10-2011

Wells Fargo Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary 11/10/11

Economic Data Continue to Point to Moderate Growth ·  The trade balance narrowed again in the month of September to -$43.1 billion from -$44.9 billion in August. Exports helped to narrow the deficit, increasing 1.4 percent for the month. ·  Small business optimism remained very depressed in October as NFIB survey respondents continued to be […]

Job Posting: USFWS Supervisory Fish Biologist

Job Title:Supervisory Fish Biologist Department:Department Of The Interior Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service As a senior fish biologist, you will plan, develop, coordinate, and conduct vital fishery resource assessments and aquatic ecosystem monitoring related to the Interagency Ecological Program for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary. You will participate with local, Tribal, State and Federal […]

Changes to Regulation on Fuel Sulfur for Ocean-going Vessels

Changes to the Regulation on Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going Vessels within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline On December 1, 2011, the California Air Resources Board will begin enforcement of the changes to the rule.  For more information regarding the changes, visit: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/documents/marinenote2011_2.pdf  

Corps. Value Engineering now Posted for San Francisco District Navigation Program

The study has been published to the SPN Navigation Program website at: http://www.spn.usace.army.mil/project_programs/documents_notices.html 

ENS Weekly Washington Update 11/4/11

  Topics of the Week: Senate on Environment and Public Works to Mark up Transportation Bill – House to Follow? First “MiniBus” Spending Bill Leaves Senate for Conference with House WaterSMART Grants Announced Navigable Waters Definition Evaporating in Haze of Conflict: EPA plans to fast-track development of a rule, rather than proposed guidance, to redefine […]

Wells Fargo Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary 11/04/11

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ACWA Washington Report

The Association of Clean Water Agencies (ACWA) issues a weekly Washington Report.  12/16/11 report Important California Provisions in Omnibus Appropriations Bill EPA to Estimate the Value of Water to U.S. Economy Senate Holds Bipartisan Meeting on Water Infrastructure Past Issues: 11/4/11 report Hearing on National Ocean Policy EPA Announces Final Study to Assess Hydraulic Fracturing […]

U.S. EPA Finalizes Pesticide General Permit

On October 31, 2011, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES ) pesticide general permit (PGP) for aquatic pesticide applications went into effect. The U.S. EPA has assigned the State of California primacy for the implementation and enforcement of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA), including NPDES permits.  This […]

East Bay looks to hovercraft for ferry service

November 1, 2011  Air-cushioned hovercraft vessels, long popular in Europe but little used in the United States, could be the answer for a trio of East Bay cities that long have sought ferry service to San Francisco. Although a number of bureaucratic, political and physical hurdles remain, the Bay Area’s water transit agency is exploring […]