U.S. House passes NPDES fix bill
On May 24, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 897. Formerly known as the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015, it was recently renamed the Zika Vector Control Act. H.R. 897 clarifies Congressional intent regarding regulation of the use of pesticides for control of exotic diseases, as well as for other lawful pesticide uses in or near navigable waters.
Submit a DSA nomination by July 31
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the golf course superintendent's profession. Individuals must be nominated by a GCSAA member, an affiliated chapter or a qualified golf association.
Latest capital spending budget survey released
The 2016 Capital Budget and Labor Survey Report is now available to GCSAA Class A, B, ISM and C members. Among the findings, average capital spending for an 18-hole course was $128,144, a 33.6 percent increase over the 2013 survey.