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Trump Infrastructure Plan Envisions Greater Role for Public-Private Partnerships

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Last week, the White House released an infrastructure “fact sheet” (the “Fact Sheet”) that accompanied its proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget.[2] The Fact Sheet includes an Infrastructure Initiative (the “Initiative”) that...more

"President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint: Takeaways for Infrastructure Investors"

On March 16, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget released “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” (the Blueprint), which outlines the Trump administration’s discretionary funding proposals for...more

Obama EPA Rules for Water Infrastructure Subsidies Survive Freeze as Deadline for Application Looms

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In the waning days of the Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a set of rules and notices to establish long-term, low-cost credit assistance to creditworthy water and wastewater projects....more

"Trump Infrastructure Plan May Open Opportunities for Projects"

After nearly two decades of widening concern over the declining state of U.S. infrastructure, it was not surprising that infrastructure became a central theme in the 2016 election cycle. Improving our nation’s transportation,...more

A Rise in the Tides for Water Infrastructure

by Nossaman LLP on

It’s been a productive time for advocates of water in the U.S. with President Obama signing into law the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN). WIIN includes the Water Resources Development Act of 2016...more

EPA Presents WIFIA Listening Sessions in Los Angeles

by Nossaman LLP on

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently holding a roadshow of listening sessions across the US to provide information on the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) and its proposed five-year...more

EPA Won't Require Formal Rulemaking for WIFIA Program

by Nossaman LLP on

During the “Use of WIFIA” breakout session at the NCPPP P3 Connect conference this week in Denver, Elizabeth Corr, Associate Division Director for the EPA, confirmed that the agency will not need to complete the formal...more

President Obama Signs Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2014 #2

by King & Spalding on

President Obama recently signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 ("WRRDA"). The President's action follows Congressional approval of the Conference Agreement reached in May by House and Senate...more

Congress Passes Water Resources Bill Encouraging Public-Private Partnerships for Water Supply and Treatment Construction Projects

Water infrastructure projects across the nation may soon have access to innovative financing programs and increased public-private partnership (P3) opportunities. House Bill 3080 (2013) or the Water Resources Reform and...more

Congress Passes WIFIA Pilot Program

by Nossaman LLP on

Following the 412-4 vote in the U.S. House on Tuesday and the 91-7 vote in the U.S. Senate yesterday, the president is expected to quickly sign into the law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). In...more

WIFIA: New $350 Million Water Project Federal Financing Program

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

After seven years of effort, Congress passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. President Obama is poised to add his signature. This is a vitally important piece of legislation for BB&K clients and...more

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