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Williams Partners LP, a Tulsa, OK-based company, announced recently that it has filed a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission application to expand its Transco natural gas pipeline for growing markets in northern Pennsylvania and along its main line from New Jersey through Alabama.

The Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced a proposed settlement with the city of Columbia, SC, to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage, according to a press release.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced a significant new stormwater initiative for the Windy City during the annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) held Oct. 7-9.

With the National Energy Board continuing its hearings on Enbridge's proposal to reverse the flow of Line 9B, TDT Crews Ltd. is urging Ontarians to support the project because of the economic benefits and job opportunities Line 9B would bring to Ontario workers.

In mid-September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers drafted a proposed rule to clarify which bodies of water fall under the Clean Water Act (CWA) – a question that had been contested for years, with debate hinging on whether waters connecting to “navigable waters” fell under the agencies’ authority.

FMI, a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, announces the release of its 2014 U.S. Markets Construction Overview. With construction put in place at the end of 2013 expected to be at $909.6 billion, researchers at FMI predict CPIP growth rates to be slightly ahead of the GDP in 2014.

Sunbelt Rentals, Fort Mill, SC, has acquired MAC Leasing, a multi-location rental and financing arm of North Dakota-based manufacturing company MAC.

Sherman + Reilly, a Textron Inc. company, has named NESCO Rents its national rental partner. “With its focus on safety and the introduction of an entirely new generation of overhead and underground pullers and tensioners, Sherman + Reilly represents an ideal step forward for NESCO”, said NESCO CEO, Lee Jacobson.

United Rentals Inc. has announced the further expansion of its specialty branch network with the addition of three locations dedicated to providing power generation and climate control solutions.

The opening ceremony of a second production line of the cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) products NORDIPIPE and NORDIFORCE from SEKISUI NordiTube Inc. was held in Hammond, LA, on Aug. 20. The inauguration was performed by Kozo Takami, president of Urban Infrastructure & Environmental Products Company of SEKISUI Chemical Co. Ltd., a shareholder of SEKISUI NordiTube Inc.

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