Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment – Roundtable on Ports

For Immediate Release: March 19, 2013 Contact: Justin Jim Billimoria, (202) 225-9446, JB@mail.house.gov Justin Harclerode, (202) 226-8767, Justin.Harclerode@mail.house.gov   Media Advisory   Committee to Host Roundtable on Ports: Jobs, Economic Development, and Trade   Washington, DC – Leaders of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will host […]

WRDA Update from ENS Resources

Majority Leader Harry Reid told Senate Democrats at lunch that “it was his plan” to move to Barbara Boxer and David Vitter’s water bill sometime in April or May, Boxer told reporters in a conference call Tuesday afternoon. And though the bill will be marked up tomorrow, Vitter said work remains to be done on […]

Order of Proceeding for March 20, 2013, Hearing Concerning the Bay-Delta Plan Substitute Environmental Document

On December 31, 2012, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) released the Notice of Filing and of Public Comment Period and Hearing on the Adequacy of the Draft Substitute Environmental Document (SED) in Support of Potential Changes to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay-Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta Estuary: San […]

From ENS Resources- Vitter Releases Summary of WRDA Bill Harbor Trust Fund Provisions

Via ENS Resources: The Senate’s proposed Water Resources Development Act bill will include a “practical, commonsense solution” to ensure that revenue from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund is properly used to fund ports and waterways maintenance, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter’s office said in a background summary of trust fund provisions that will be in the […]

Message from the CEQA Working Group Coalition

Recruit your local government officials to sign on to letter in support of CEQA modernization _________________________________________________________________________ CEQA Working Group Coalition:  The road to accomplishing meaningful CEQA modernization this year will be tough and engaging support from local government officials will be critical. Today we are asking for your help in this regard. We have put […]

Perkins Coie Update

Council on Environmental Quality Issues Two Handbooks to Help Agencies Expedite Federal Environmental Reviews 03.07.2013 On March 5, 2013, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released two handbooks that are intended to help agencies and practitioners coordinate environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) with overlapping review requirements under the National Historic Preservation […]

House of Representatives Bill 949

HR 949, “To ensure that transportation and infrastructure projects carried out using Federal financial assistance are constructed with steel, iron, and manufactured goods that are produced in the United States, and for other purposes,” (also known as the “Invest in American Jobs Act”)  was introduced in Congress on March 5, 2013 by Nick J. Rahall […]

Message from CEQA Working Group Coalition

Another Example of CEQA Misuse: Lucas Films Studio Expansion, Marin County _________________________________________________________________________ CEQA Working Group Coalition: Today we’ve released the sixth case study in our weekly series profiling examples of misuses of CEQA: Lucas Films Studio expansion, Marin County. After 10 years and countless environmental reviews and concessions, the threat of a NIMBY CEQA lawsuit was […]

A Message from the Port of Redwood City

Important Message from Port of Redwood City We are not anticipating immediate operational impacts from federal sequestration that began today, March 1, 2013. According to what we are hearing from our federal partners, there will be no immediate staffing impacts with the beginning of sequestration. (Everything is operating normally.) The US Customs and Border Protection […]

A Message from the CEQA Working Group Coalition

  Another Example of CEQA Misuse: “Carmageddon”, Los Angeles   _________________________________________________________________________   CEQA Working Group Coalition:   Today we’ve released the fifth case study in our weekly series profiling examples of misuses of CEQA: “Carmageddon” in Los Angeles.   As part of a $1 billion project to relieve congestion on the 405 freeway, LA Metropolitan Transportation […]