Author Archive | Thomas Sexton, P.E.

Job Posting – Engineering Project Manager Sought

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is an employee-owned multidisciplinary environmental consulting firm focused on geotechnical, environmental, water, ecological, and construction management services. With a staff of interrelated professionals dedicated to providing high-level expertise on complex projects, GZA’s experts provide a range of inter-related services. Position Description: GZA is seeking a Project Manager Level Civil/Water Resources Engineer […]

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Federal Infrastructure Plan Details Developing

from Paintsquare.com: President Donald J. Trump announced in his first State of the Union address Tuesday (Jan. 30) that he would push Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package—even larger than the $1 trillion that the administration had been promising—and would work to eliminate delays from regulatory processes. The infrastructure section of the speech […]

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Dec. 22, 2017 — This week, the House and Senate voted on and passed a final $1.5 trillion tax package, and President Trump signed it into law on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

from WEF.org: No Democrats in either chamber voted for the bill. All present Republicans voted in support of the bill in the Senate, and only 12 House Republicans voted against the bill. Most of them were from New York, New Jersey and California districts that would be hit by new limits on deductions for state, […]

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Federal Bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus Posts Report on Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

from WEF.org Jan. 19, 2018 — Recently, the House Problem Solvers Caucus released a report titled “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure” which includes suggestions to increase investment in water and wastewater systems. This includes increasing spending levels for both Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) and funding the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act […]

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Federal Senate EPW Committee Holds Follow Up Hearing on Water Infrastructure

from WEF.org: Jan. 19, 2018 — Following a January 10th hearing on “America’s Water Infrastructure Needs and Challenges,” the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a full committee follow up hearing entitled, “America’s Water Infrastructure Needs and Challenges: Federal Panel” this week. Like last week, this hearing focused mostly on a passing […]

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Be a force for legislative good!

FROM MWWA: Below you will find a template letter that you can use to comment on the many water-related bills before the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. I would urge you to customize the letter and give examples on how you believe the proposed legislation will impact your utility. Please try to […]

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Mass. Legislative Update

This state legislative season continues to be busy and challenging for water suppliers, with more than a dozen bills related to water resources, municipal infrastructure and operations. Here is a quick update on some of them: An Act Relative Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Facilities (H.144) was scheduled for hearing in October by the Joint […]

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new OSHA Silica in Construction Standard is effective September 23, 2017

• Exposures to crystalline silica dust occur when cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing concrete, brick, block, rock, and stone products and operations using sand products (such as in glass manufacturing, foundries, sand blasting, and hydraulic fracturing). • 2.3 million workers are exposed to silica annually. 2 million in construction and 300,000 in general industry. • […]

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Massachusetts’ Environmental Agencies Launch Innovative Online Data Information and Public Access System

FROM MASS EEA, AUGUST 2, 2017: Massachusetts’ Environmental Agencies Launch Innovative Online Data Information and Public Access System System Delivers Online Permitting, Greater Data Accessibility, and Government Transparency BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today launched the first phase of a transformative environmental data and public information access system. The new system will deliver online permitting, […]

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