|November 13, 2013 - General Membership Lunch meeting
ENVISION INFRASTRUCTURE RATING SYSTEM
Overview: At this presentation, we will be introducing Envision, which is as a new comprehensive sustainable infrastructure system to assist planners, designers, owners and builders to plan, construct, operate and rate infrastructure to increasing levels of sustainability and resource efficiency. We will also be talking about how to become an ENVISION Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) who is trained to use the Envision™ sustainable infrastructure rating as a guide to address triple bottom line sustainability dimensions in the design, construction, and operation of an infrastructure project.
Organizers: California Central Coast Chapters - USGBC
American Public Works Association - APWA
Presenter: Alma M. Wagner, LEED AP, ENV SP
1050 Southwood Drive
San Luis Obispo, CA
Date: November 13, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM
2013 APWA Golf Tournament @ Monarch Dunes - June 14th!
Another great day was had by all- Thanks to all who joined us and a special thanks to all of the event sponsors!
LaChaine and Associates
Penfield & Smith
Central Coast Reprographics
1st Place (Gross): Steve Geis, Ferguson
Scott Henderson, Ferguson
Greg Organ, Ferguson
Greg Organ Sr., Ferguson
1st Place (Net): Tom Rowe, Penfield & Smith
Zach Lelevier-Joseph, Penfield & Smith
Derek Rapp, Penfield & Smith
Ginger Andersen, Penfield & Smith
Longest Drive: Greg Organ, Ferguson
Closest to the Pin: Doug Dunham, Earth Systems
Marshmallow Masher: David Whitehead, City of Santa Maria
MAP-21 Implementation – Fact Sheets from FHWA
MAP-21 takes effect October 1. FHWA has fact sheets, webinar slides and other information posted http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21/
Survey: What do YOU think should be added to the Categorical Exclusion list?
MAP-21 mandated USDOT to conduct a survey on the use of categorical exclusions and to request new ones and issue a rulemaking proposing new categorical exclusions. We sent the survey to more than 4,000 APWA member public works directors. The survey deadline has been extended until October 1. The survey is available at: https://www.research.net/s/section1318survey. Questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water Systems Consulting, Inc.:
Construction and Senior Engineer:
For More Information and for Upcoming Dates see - > centralcoast.apwa.net/chapters/centralcoast/documents/Greenroads-Final%20workshop%20flier%20web.pdf
|From the Desk of our Transportation Liason, Steve Orosz:
The Senate late yesterday (Thursday, September 15th) approved the transportation extension bill by a vote of 92-6. The bill combines a six month extension of SAFETEA-LU (expiring March 31, 2012) and a four month extension of aviation programs. The President is expected to sign it today.
Sen. Coburn released his hold on the bill when given assurances that the transportation reauthorization bill will include a provision for states to opt out of the Transportation Enhancements program, which provides a setaside for bike and ped, scenic beautification and other projects. Sen. Boxer said there is not an opt-out in her bill. There will be dedicated funding and more flexibility for states.
Access Board to Issue Proposed Guidelines for Accessible Public Rights-of-Way
The Board plans to release for public comment proposed guidelines for public rights-of-way later this summer. These guidelines will address access to sidewalks, street crossings, and other components of pedestrian networks for people with disabilities, including those with vision impairments. Through this rulemaking, the Board seeks to establish design criteria for pedestrian access routes, curb ramps and blended transitions, pedestrian signals, on-street parking, street furniture, and other elements that take into account constraints unique to public streets and sidewalks, including space limitations and terrain.
The guidelines are currently under review by the Office of Budget and Management. If cleared on schedule, the Board anticipates publishing its proposed rule in late July or August. At that time, the Board plans to release the guidelines at a public event and press conference at the Board’s conference space. In addition, the Board will conduct a webinar to review the rule and will hold public hearings in Washington, D.C. and Dallas. The guidelines will be available for comment for several months and will be posted to regulations.gov for review and comment. Further details will be provided as they become available. Background information on this rulemaking is posted on the Board's website: www.access-board.gov/prowac/index.htm
|New! 2013 APWA Board Members|
President: Mike Cannon
Past President: Mike Luther
President Elect: Steve Kahn
Secretary: David Athey
Treasurer: Rosalyn Piza
Historian: Marshall Pihl
Education/Training Chair: Mike Cannon
Membership Chair: Ken Pruett
Newsletter: Aimee Snyder
Chapter Delegate: Don Spagnolo
Golf Tournament & Web Administrator: Kelly Druse