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Mead & Hunt wins Best of State award for complex safety project
Mead & Hunt wins Best of State award for complex safety project

Congratulations to the Mead & Hunt project team for winning the 2017 Engineering Excellence award on the USH 14 Urban Safety and Traffic Improvements project.

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Diversifying the engineering profession takes continued support
Diversifying the engineering profession takes continued support

This week we celebrate National Engineers Week, which made me curious about the number of women currently in engineering.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leadership affects quorum actions
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leadership affects quorum actions

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission does not have a quorum to address any actions that require a majority vote.

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Converging federal regulations impact floodplains and critical habitat
Converging federal regulations impact floodplains and critical habitat

NMFS concluded that implementation of NFIP is likely to jeopardize the existence of 16 species protected by the ESA in Oregon due to impacts to critical habitat.

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Updated guidelines for California’s Clean Water Grants released
Updated guidelines for California’s Clean Water Grants released

The California State Water Resources Control Board recently released updates to the Intended Use Plans that impact the funding of water projects.

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Endangered bumble bee may impact projects
Endangered bumble bee may impact projects

A final rule was published in the Federal Register by the USFWS stating that as of February 10, the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee will have an endangered status under the Endangered Species Act.

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Airport Cooperative Research Program Clean Water Act guidebook is now available
Airport Cooperative Research Program Clean Water Act guidebook is now available

Have you ever wondered what “Section 404” in permits for projects that disturb wetlands refers to?

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Four environment and infrastructure stories to watch in 2017
Four environment and infrastructure stories to watch in 2017

With a new president and newly consolidated power among Republicans nationally and in many states, 2017 should be an interesting year for the environment and infrastructure challenges we work to address.

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President Obama signs the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act
President Obama signs the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act

President Obama has signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act (S. 612) into law.

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Bureau of Land Management ruling on wind and solar development
Bureau of Land Management ruling on wind and solar development

The BLM released a final rule that creates a competitive bidding process for the first time for renewable energy on federal lands for oil, gas and coal companies use on November 10.

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