ARTBA is the leading regulatory advocate, regularly representing the industry’s views before the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, Office of Management and Budget, and other federal agencies. ARTBA typically submits such comments 25 times per year.

2016


ARTBA warns EPA against tightening federal standards for Nitrogen Dioxide

ARTBA along with more than 300 trade associations urge the House of Representatives to make the Regulatory Accountability Act a priority for the next Congress.

ARTBA supports FHWA revisions to Buy America program

ARTBA supports Florida’s decision to participate in MAP-21 NEPA delegation program.

ARTBA opposes IRS efforts to change the way small, family-owned businesses are valued for estate planning.

ARTBA, industry allies, express disappointment in Administration delays for Dakota Access pipeline project.

ARTBA and industry allies urge the House of Representatives to pass the REVIEW Act, which would delay implementation of regulations until they have passed legal challenges.

ARTBA, industry allies, urge reauthorization, reform and modernization of the Carl D. Perkins Act to help students obtain the skills necessary for technical construction jobs.

ARTBA warns highway agency to drop emissions proposal.

ARTBA urges OMB to reject EEOC’s efforts to collect employer’s salary data.

 

ARTBA, as part of the Waters Advocacy Coalition, comments on the impact the WOTUS Rule will have on the Corps’ reissuance of Nationwide Permits.

 

ARTBA objects to the use of “social cost of carbon” in FRA guidance.

 

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ARTBA urges EPA to re-examine Clean Air Act standards

ARTBA, industry allies, urge passage of legislation to reform the Clean Air Act.

ARTBA urges EEOC not to proceed with efforts to collect employer’s salary data.

ARTBA and Industry Allies Urge Increased Funding for Corps Navigation Program

ARTBA and Industry Allies Urge Increased Funding for Corps Navigation Program

ARTBA recommendations to FHWA DBE survey aimed at improving program administration.

ARTBA, industry allies, urge FHWA to make targeted reforms to the Buy America program.

ARTBA urges Clean Air Act flexibility for states dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters and other such catastrophes.

ARTBA supports FHWA and FTA’s further implementation of MAP-21’s project delivery reforms.

ARTBA, as part of a coalition of 250 state and national organizations, urges Congress to pass legislation curbing the practice of “sue and settle.”

2015 Regulatory Comments

2015


ARTBA, as part of the Waters Advocacy Coalition, expresses disappointment in the Senate’s Failure to Advance legislation withdrawing EPA WOTUS rule

ARTBA and 130 other trade associations Urge House Leaders to Retain Language Block Portions of Federal Hours of Service Rule.

ARTBA supports Ohio’s decision to participate in MAP-21 NEPA delegation program.

ARTBA more than 60 other trade associations urge Congress to take action against EPA’s new ozone standards.

ARTBA offers support for FHWA’s Draft Availability Payments Concessions Public Private Partnership Model Contract Guide.

ARTBA and 66 other trade associations object to changes in OSHA’s Injury and Illness Reporting Regulations.

ARTBA urges House passage of regulatory reform legislation.

ARTBA supports FHWA MOU to allow Alaska to assume control of categorical exclusions (CEs) for transportation projects.

ARTBA comments to FHWA on construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) proposed rule for contracting on federal-aid highway projects.

ARTBA and more than 260 organizations oppose tighter ozone standard in New York Times ad.

ARTBA and more than 260 organizations urge the President not to tighten ozone standards.

ARTBA Supports Reforms to Federal Hours of Service Rules in Senate Commerce Committee Reauthorization Legislation

ARTBA Urges FWS to Rescind the Listing of the Long-Eared Bat Under the Endangered Species Act

ARTBA and 28 other trade associations urge the House Judiciary Committee to pass legislation curbing frivolous class-action lawsuits.

ARTBA and 59 other trade associations support legislation curbing EPA’s efforts to expand federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction to include roadside ditches.

ARTBA and 122 other trade associations show support for changes to Hours of Service Rule “34 Hour restart” limitation.

ARTBA and 150 other trade associations voice support for chemical safety reform.

ARTBA and 150 other trade associations voice support for chemical safety reform.


ARTBA supports legislation curbing EPA’s efforts to expand federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction to include roadside ditches.

ARTBA offers support for FHWA Guidance Aimed at Improving Project Delivery

ARTBA and 122 other trade associations show support for changes to Hours of Service Rule “34 Hour restart” limitation.

ARTBA Supports FHWA’s Proposed Standards for Pavement and Bridge

ARTBA Contractor Survey Highlights Concerns with DOT Local Hiring Proposal

ARTBA, as Part of a Coalition of 302 Trade Associations, Urges Congress to Pass Permit Streamlining Legislation

ARTBA offers support for Virginia P3 Risk Management Guidelines, urges broader discussion of risk-based issues.

ARTBA and 59 other trade associations support House legislation curbing EPA’s efforts to expand federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction to include roadside ditches.

ARTBA and 44 other trade associations sign on to an advertisement in Politico supporting the “Regulatory Integrity Protection Act.”

ARTBA and 58 other trade associations support Senate legislation curbing EPA’s efforts to expand federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction to include roadside ditches.

ARTBA supports legislation curbing EPA’s efforts to expand federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction to include roadside ditches.

ARTBA Strongly Opposes DOT Local-Hiring Pilot Program

ARTBA Warns FEMA not to Expand the Definition of “Floodplain” in Light of Proposed EPA WOTUS Rule

ARTBA, as part of a Coalition of 54 Trade Associations Urges EPA to Re-Open Proposed Water Quality Rule

ARTBA Opposes Guidance Including Greenhouse Gas and Climate Change Analysis in NEPA Reviews

ARTBA, as Part of a Coalition of 115 Trade Associations, Urges Congress to Pass Environmental Streamlining Legislation

ARTBA Urges FWS not to List the Long-Eared Bat Under the Endangered Species Act

ARTBA Warns EPA Against Imposing Stricter Ozone Standards

ARTBA and Industry Allies Urge Increased Funding for Corps Navigation Program

ARTBA and Industry Allies Urge Increased Funding for Corps Navigation Program

ARTBA urges House passage of regulatory reform legislation.

ARTBA urges Congress to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project.

2014 Regulatory Comments

ARTBA supports additional disclosure requirements for federal agencies involved in P3 projects.

ARTBA, industry allies urge Senate Appropriations Committee members to stop controversial EPA wetlands rule.

ARTBA tells EPA and the Corps not to exert federal regulation over roadside ditches.

ARTBA urges Congress to pass legislation approving the Keystone XL Pipeline project.

ARTBA applauds FHWA decision to allow Texas to assume control of environmental reviews for transportation projects.

ARTBA expresses support for the use of planning documents during the environmental review and approval process.

ARTBA praises FWS Draft ESA Policy which could help avoid transportation project litigation and delays.

ARTBA warns OSHA injury and illness reporting rules could unintentionally harm employers.

ARTBA opposes expansion of federal Endangered Species Act “critical habitat” regulations.

ARTBA Expresses Support for Programmatic Reviews During Approval Process for Transportation Projects.

ARTBA urges data-driven, transparent implementation of MAP-21 planning rules.

ARTBA Urges Full Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects.

ARTBA, Coalition Allies, Urge EPA to Withdraw Controversial “Waters of the U.S.” Proposal.

ARTBA, industry allies urge the Senate to take action on legislation curbing EPA’s efforts to expand federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction to include roadside ditches.

ARTBA urges the House of Representatives to pass legislation curbing EPA’s efforts to expand federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction to include roadside ditches.

ARTBA urges EPA to proceed cautiously with proposed Administrative Wage Garnishment rule.

ARTBA urges greater transparency in Virginia P3 Implementation Process

ARTBA urges NHTSA to consider how proposed fuel economy standards will dilute Highway Trust Fund revenues.

ARTBA and 38 other trade associations warn the House Committee on Small Business that the EPA’s proposed rule on “Waters of the United States” violates regulatory safeguards and is based on a flawed economic analysis.

ARTBA and 43 other trade associations urge swift State Department approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

ARTBA supports the state of Utah’s efforts to take control of the categorical exclusion (CE) process in an effort to help reduce delay in delivering transportation improvements.

ARTBA warns the Hose Transportation & Infrastructure Committee that EPA’s proposed “Waters of the United States” Rule drastically expands federal regulatory authority and could lead to significant delays for transportation improvements.

ARTBA warns the Hose Committee on Small Business that EPA’s proposed “Waters of the United States” Rule drastically expands federal regulatory authority and could lead to significant delays for transportation improvements.

ARTBA warns EPA stricter ozone standards could lead to increased unemployment, reduced congestion relief and weakened public safety.

Coalition Letter Supporting Funding for Detroit-Windsor Bridge Project

ARTBA raises privacy concerns in comments on OSHA’s proposed workplace reporting rule.

ARTBA Provides detailed comments on FHWA’s Draft Core Toll Concessions P3 Model Contract Guide.

ARTBA and 60 other trade associations urge the House of Representatives to pass legislation streamlining the permit process for federal construction projects.

ARTBA and 19 other trade associations urge swift State Department approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

ARTBA urges the IRS to abandon guidance which would severely restrict the ability of associations to communicate with their members.

ARTBA and 114 other trade associations urge the House of Representatives to pass legislation aimed at reforming the federal regulatory process.

ARTBA urges OSHA to reconsider proposed standards for crystalline silica exposure, arguing the agency is using outdated data and a flawed economic analysis.  Further, ARTBA notes existing standards offer suitable protection to workers from silica exposure.

Before deciding whether or not to tighten existing NOx regulations, EPA must take account of what has already been achieved as well as improvements which have been approved but not yet fully implemented, ARTBA says.

ARTBA supports the proposed Federal Transit Administration guidance and believes it allows for the acquisition of a right-of-way prior to the completion of the environmental review process for transit capital projects.

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