WRDA bill sails through House

WATER POLICY WRDA bill sails through House Ariel Wittenberg, E&E News reporter Published: Thursday, June 7, 2018 A water infrastructure bill easily secured approval on the House floor last night, gaining a 408-2 vote and overcoming a last-minute Democratic motion to recommit. Other amendments to the Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, had sailed through […]

WRDA 2018 Legislation Introduced in House, Passes Unanimously in Senate Committee

On May 22 the U.S. Senate’s version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA 2018), known in the Senate as America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, passed unanimously in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s leaders introduced the bipartisan WRDA 2018 legislation on May […]

US Army Corps of Engineers Releases WRDA 2016 Implementation Guidance

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Headquarters released Implementation Guidance this month for WRDA (Water Resources Development Act) 2016. In it includes Guidance for Section 1122 (Beneficial Use of Dredged Material, Special Rule and Disposal at Non-Federal Cost), which BPC and other key organizations helped to develop. We continue to advocate at the highest level […]

BPC Continues Advocacy Regarding WIIN Act Implementation

In January, BPC signed a joint letter (with four other organizations) to Senators Feinstein and Harris and Representatives Denham and Garamendi regarding the implementation of the recently signed Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN, or WRDA 2016). On February 9 the same coalition of Bay Planning Coalition, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission […]

BPC Takes Active Role in WRDA Implementation

When President Obama signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, formerly known as the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on December 16, he created a big opportunity for the San Francisco Bay Area. The WIIN Act directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”) to establish ten pilot programs to carry […]

From E&E News: Opposition to WRDA widens; passage uncertain

Marc Heller, E&E News reporter Published: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Republican leaders in the Senate continued to push toward a vote on a water projects bill by the end of this week, amid signs the task is becoming more complicated. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said he and Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) will block the water […]

Update on WRDA, from Politico

By Annie Snider 12/06/2016 02:14 PM EDT Hurdles are piling up in the Senate for the Water Resources Development Act, with multiple lawmakers now vowing to hold up the measure over regional provisions and work threatening to bleed into the weekend. “I think it’s very unlikely that the votes are there,” Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) told […]

From E&E: WRDA deal ‘imminent’; passage expected this week

WRDA deal ‘imminent’; passage expected this week Tiffany Stecker, E&E News reporter Published: Monday, December 5, 2016 Congress is on the brink of passing a massive water resources bill this week, as negotiators hammer out the final details on a deal to help Flint, Mich., and other cities with crumbling infrastructure. As of Friday, the […]

From E&E News: ‘We’re close’ on WRDA deal – Shuster

House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster said yesterday that lawmakers are very close to reaching an agreement on the Water Resources Development Act. “I think what we’ve got is a pretty good, balanced bill,” said the Pennsylvania Republican. “We’re not there yet, but we’re close.” The Senate could move on the massive water resources […]

From Environment & Energy Daily: Senate to offer latest WRDA proposal

Tiffany Stecker, E&E News reporter Published: Friday, November 18, 2016 The Senate is expected to send the House its latest proposal today in negotiations on the Water Resources Development Act, a new offer in the difficult task of reconciling each chamber’s very different bills. “We hope they will look on it favorably,” Senate Environment and […]