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Both Chambers Pass WRDA Bills: Race Is on to Complete WRDA Work in 2016

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Senate and House both passed Water Resources Development Act (“WRDA”) bills in September, bringing Congress two major steps closer to returning to a regular, biannual process of authorizing projects and activities related...more

Farms and the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA)

by Williams Mullen on

Pursuant to the Clean Water Act’s Oil Spill Pollution, Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Rule (SPCC Rule), farmers and other oil storage and handling facilities are required to have an SPCC Plan to prevent oil spills...more

New Water Infrastructure Legislation Deadline for Submissions Is Dec. 3 - Innovative Projects and Creative Financing Are Favored...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA) is a major update and reformation of prior water infrastructure legislation at the federal level. Under WRRDA, developments such as port facilities, water supply,...more

December 3 Deadline for Submitting Federal Water Projects

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Water Resources Reform and Development Act (H.R. 3080) authorized flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects to help upgrade the nation’s aging infrastructure. A key WRRDA provision requires local project...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

Water Resources Legislation Could Lead to Increase of U.S. Water P3s

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

President Obama recently signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). The statute begins to address ways to fund the billions of dollars necessary to update the country’s drinking water...more

City of San Clemente Shoreline Project On the Horizon

by Nossaman LLP on

On June 10, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, which, among other things, streamlines the U.S Army Corps of Engineers' infrastructure authorization process,...more

Historic Water Resources Reform and Development Act Enacted into Law

by Blank Rome LLP on

On June 10, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (“WRRDA”) (Public Law No: 113-121). The primary purpose of the bill is to provide funding for improvements to rivers...more

President Obama Signs Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2014

by King & Spalding on

Legislation expands American iron and steel requirement to additional water programs - Earlier today, President Obama signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (“WRRDA”). Today’s action...more

Developments in Water Law : EPA Extends Comment Period on Waters of the U.S. and President Signs Water Resources Reform and...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

EPA Extends Comment Period on Waters of the U.S. - Additional Time to Provide Comments on EPA Rulemaking - The Environmental Protection Agency extended the comment period on the Waters of the United States...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

P3 Legislation A Hot Topic At The Florida Logistics & Trade Conference

Public-private partnerships (P3s) received significant attention at the 2014 Florida Logistics and Trade Conference. The overall consensus of the conference’s P3 Panel, which was moderated by Albert Dotson, is that the state...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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