Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2018

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182 Landscape Architect and Specifier News This map shows the latest implementation of the 2015 Obama administration's Waters of the United States ruling, as of the end of September 2018. WOTUS Reinstated in 23 States In the beginning of September, U.S. District Judge David Norton of the District of South Carolina reinstated former- President Obama's 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) ruling, making it effective in 26 states (now 23 due to a separate ruling.) The list of states that judge Norton revived the WOTUS act for are as follows: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. Texas, Louisiana and Florida have prevented the legislation from becoming effective with a separate court decision. The ruling pertained specifically to a claim made by the Southern Environmental Law Center, which stated that the EPA violated the Administrative Procedure Act by failing to seek public comment on the rule to delay WOTUS implementation. A Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill On September 10, the Senate and House committee leadership came to an agreement on America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. According to The Hill, not only will this bipartisan water infrastructure bill "reauthorize billions of dollars in federal spending on ports, harbors, and waterways," but it will also allow funds of $4.4 million for the Drinking Water State Revolving funds. It is a safe drinking water program that, until this 2018 version, had not been authorized in 22 years. In a press release by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, committee ranking member Senator Tom Carper, D-Del., said, "The bill will help coastal communities prepare for the growing risks of climate change and help communities across America invest in local water infrastructure needs." The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and Carper believe that the act could assist in keeping American families safe, improve the coastal environment and keep America economically competitive with other countries. STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION (Act of August 12, 1970; Section 3685, Title 39, United States Code 1. Title of Publication: Landscape Architect & Specifier News 2. Publication # 1060-9962 3. Filing Date: September 26, 2018 4. Frequency of Issue: Monthly 5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 12 6. Annual Subscription Price: $34.95 7. Address of Office of Publication: 14771 Plaza Drive, Ste A., Tustin, CA 92780 8. Mailing Address of HQ: Same as above 9. Names and addresses of Publisher and Editor: Publisher: George Edward Schmok 14771 Plaza Drive, Ste A., Tustin, CA 92780 Editor: Mike Dahl 14771 Plaza Drive, Ste A., Tustin, CA 92780 10. Owner: George Edward Schmok 14771 Plaza Drive, Ste A., Tustin, CA 92780 11. Known bondholders, mortgagees and other security holders owning or holding one percent or more of total amounts of bonds, mortgages, or other securities: None 12. The purpose, function and non-profit status of this organization and the exempt status for federal income tax purposes: Has not changed during the preceding 12 months. 13. Publication Name: Landscape Architect & Specifier News 14. Issue date for circulation data below: September 2018 15. Extent and nature of circulation: Average Actual # A. Total # of copies 31,799 32,500 B. 1. Paid/Requested Outside-Orange County Mail Subscriptions: 24,873 25,238 2. Paid in-County Mail Subscription: 0 0 3. Sales through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and other Non-USPS Distribution 0 0 4. Other classes mailed through USPS 68 86 C. Total paid and/or Requested Circulation (sum of 15b (1),(2),(3), and (4) 24,940 25,324 D. 1. Free Distribution by Mail (Outside County) 6,215 6,276 2. Free Distribution by Mail (Inside County) 0 0 3. Other Classes mailed through the USPS 0 0 4. Distributed outside the Mail, Trade Shows 263 600 E. Total Nonrequested Copies (carriers or other means) 6,478 6,876 F. Total Distribution (sum of 15c and 15e) 31,418 32,200 G. Copies not distributed 381 300 H. Total Distribution (sum of 15f and 15g) 31,799 32,500 I. Percent Paid and/or Requested Circulation (15c divided by 15f times 100) 79.4% 78.6% 16. This statement of ownership will be printed in the October 2018 issue of this publication. 17. I certify that the statements made by me above are correct and complete. PUBLISHER I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 9 9

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