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AGA launches redesigned website
CENTENNIAL, COLO. – The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) launched a new version of the association website, The new site is responsive, which means the display changes so it is optimized to the user's device. Additionally, the new website features prominently displayed tools such as Life-Cycle Cost Calculator and the Galvanizer Locator and an improved search function.


IECA to develop online training modules
DENVER – The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) received an education grant from Walmart to develop online training content. The two-year project will consist of creating 10 to 12 modules within IECA's educational tracks:

  • Erosion and Sediment Control,
  • Stormwater Management,
  • Surface Water Restoration, and
  • MS4 Management.

The content will be written by professional members within IECA. Information about IECA's education programs is available at


Simonetta inducted into APTA Hall of Fame
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) inducted Richard Simonetta, The Burns Group, into its Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for individuals who have long and distinguished careers in the industry, who have made extraordinary contributions to public transportation, and who have actively participated in APTA activities. In his more than 42 years of service in the public transportation industry, Simonetta has been the CEO of five public transit agencies and has served in leadership positions within APTA including chair and secretary-treasurer on the Executive Committee, member of the APTA board of directors, chair of the American Public Transportation Foundation, chair of the APTA Diversity Council, and chair of the APTA Membership Committee.


ASTM International offers subscription for Environmental Site Assessment Process Standards
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA. – The new compilation, ASTM Standards on Environmental Site Assessment Process, features 42 of the latest ASTM guides, practices, and test methods on the Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessment process. This online subscription also provides instant access to the newly-revised E1527-13 as soon as it is available.

ASTM Standards on Environmental Site Assessment Process covers many of the routine procedures and terminology used in properly evaluating a site to determine the presence or absence of environmental contamination, including:

  • conceptualizing subsurface and contaminant conditions to adequately focus subsurface investigations;
  • selecting and using drilling and soil sampling techniques;
  • classifying and describing soils;
  • designing and installing groundwater monitoring wells;
  • sampling and monitoring groundwater;
  • baseline surveys; and
  • soil gas monitoring.

ASTM Standards on Environmental Site Assessment Process is available as a one-year subscription for $249 at

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