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Capital Loop - Sept. 18, 2017

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Comment period extended for WOTUS rule withdrawal

Public comments will now be received until Sept. 27 on the first part of a two-step process to review and rewrite the “Waters of the U.S.” rule finalized under the Obama administration in 2015. The proposed rule to rewrite the current WOTUS definition is expected to be released as early as this fall. Learn more


White House sends initial Harvey aid request to Congress

The request for over $14 billion in Hurricane Harvey emergency spending is intended to fund preliminary recovery efforts and shore up the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster aid reserves. Learn more


DOT announces new round of TIGER grants 

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a new round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant funding, totaling $500 million Sept. 6.   As part of the rollout of this new funding, DOT hosted two webinars on Wednesday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 19 to assist in the completion of TIGER applications.  Deadline for applications is Oct. 16. Learn more


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