AGC of NH Offers Wetland Recommendations for DES
Under the guidance of the Environment Committee, AGC has released a booklet with various recommendations for the NH DES on wetlands issues, including permitting, the ARM Fund, and the appeals process. AGC was able to meet with Commissioner Robert Scott to discuss the suggestions. The full report can be downloaded here.
State Releases Ten-Year Highway Plan
The New Hampshire DOT has unveiled its Ten-Year Transportation Improvement Plan for 2019-2028. The plan outlines future infrastructure projects across the state, which includes an additional $6.8 million in state aid for municipal bridges. According to Peter Stamnas, Director of Project Development, the number of red-list bridges will continue to increase, with 242 bridges expected to join the list. Links to all the documents and the public hearing schedule can be found on the DOT's website here: https://www.nh.gov/dot/org/projectdevelopment/planning/typ/index.htm
AGC Truck Weights Report & Survey Results
The AGC of NH has released its Truck Weight Overview. The report shows results of a survey the association conducted on local construction and trucking companies to determine how many are affected by the removal of a footnote on the state axle spacing chart. The report also examines safety and financial implications, federal and state truck weight laws, and comparisons with other New England states. The association worked with the state legislature to find a solution and was successful at passing necessary language at the state level. AGC continues to work with our Congressional delegation to fix this for the interstate highways as well. Click here
2017 Legislative ReportEvery year, AGC works hard to follow the bills most important to the construction industry by actively supporting or opposing them. In 2017, the association followed a total of 52 bills, the most important ones being:
- International Building Code change to the 2015 edition
- Not allowing Criminal Background Checks in the Application Process
- Not allowing PLA Agreements on State Projects
- Road Usage Fee
- School Building Aid Funding
Click Here to read the 2016 Legislative Report to learn more about that year's major legislative efforts.