AAPA Legislative Policy Council Announces Actions
As part of AAPA's Quality Partnership Initiative (QPI), the LPC approved the Association's active involvement in the development of performance measures for the Corps of Engineers program.
The LPC also approved new AAPA policy on several environmental issues including:
- Supporting expanding EPA's diesel emission reduction incentive programs to include port and harbor diesel engines;
- Supporting revisions to EPA General Conformity regulations to treat port construction emissions similar to highway construction emissions;
- Supporting the intent of S. 2488, the Marine Debris Research and Reduction Act and work with Congress to revise the section on disposal of waste to make it compatible with facility operations.
In other action, the LPC discussed short sea shipping, salvage regulations, dredging issues, maritime security, other environmental issues and highway program reauthorization.