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AGCA: US OSHA Delays Silica Standard Enforcement

On April 6, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline standard for construction for three months—until Sept. 23, 2017. In its announcement, OSHA explained that the construction silica standard … Continue reading

Jordan Cove Supporters Going Back to FERC

Jordan Cove LNG has finalized its optimized project design and intends to file a new application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “While the decision on Friday was disappointing, we remain committed to this project,” said Betsy Spomer, CEO of Jordan … Continue reading

OP-ED: Collaboration will further air emissions progress

In the face of three major environmental issues over the past several weeks – the Union Pacific train derailment and oil spill in the Columbia River Gorge, the release of chromium and cadmium into the Southeast Portland air by area … Continue reading

Input on OSHA Change to Silica Wanted

Input Needed for Change to Silica in General Industry Oregon OSHA’s technical section is putting a stakeholder group together to discuss the federal OSHA changes to silica in general industry and construction, and interested AGC members have been invited to … Continue reading

Eligible Grant Funded Activity for Highway and Non-Road Diesel

Eligible Grant Funded Activity for Highway and Non-Road Diesel The Department of Environmental Quality has nearly $500,000 to support clean diesel upgrade projects focusing on construction equipment operating primarily in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties. Participants are subject to federal … Continue reading

Help AGCA Strengthen Its Legislative Efforts

Help AGCA Plan for the Future You have an opportunity to help AGC of America and its chapters gauge the reach of our collective networks and enable us to effectively plan for future public policy discussions. By understanding our network … Continue reading

OP-ED: A postmortem of the 2016 legislative session

This column originally appeared in The Daily Journal of Commerce in Buildings Bridges and Roads By: Mike Salsgiver Oregon’s 78th legislative session came to a close earlier this month. This session was the third official “short session” constitutionally mandated to … Continue reading

Environmental Compliance Website for Construction

Environmental Compliance Website for Construction Going Strong Since Jan. 2015, AGC chapters and members have been accessing environmental compliance and green information on the newly updated Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center—or CICA Center. Found at, AGC of America partnered with … Continue reading

AGCA Publications Keep You Informed

AGC of America publications offer a wealth of information As an AGC  member, you hold the key to a wide range of regular publications from AGC of America—all available at the click of a mouse—informing you on numerous topics that … Continue reading

AGC’s 2015 Legislative Session Report

On Monday, July 6, the 2015 Oregon Legislature finished its business. Most observers agree this was unlike any session in recent memory. Before the session really got underway, Governor John Kitzhaber was forced to resign on February 18 and was … Continue reading