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Check in regularly as GCSAA's government affairs department keeps you informed about important compliance deadlines that impact golf facilities. Hot topics – some that fall within the 2017 Priority Issues Agenda – are critical to golf facilities.

  • Western Congressional Caucus Meets GCSAA

    by Government Affairs Team | Jul 24, 2017
    GCSAA Grassroots Ambassador Rory Van Poucke has made great strides when it comes to engaging his assigned federal policymaker Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), member of the United States House of Representatives since 2011, representing Arizona's 4th congressional district. Gosar serves as the chairman of the Western Congressional Caucus.
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  • GCSAA Supports Annual NALP Event in Washington

    by Government Affairs Team | Jul 24, 2017
    A look at the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) fly-in to Washington, D.C. and an update on where GCSAA's priority issues stand in Congress.
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  • Government reopens H-2B cap this week

    by Government Affairs Team | Jul 17, 2017
    The Departments of Homeland Security and Labor announced July 17 that it will release an additional 15,000 visas this week for H-2B employers with start dates prior to Oct. 1, 2017.
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  • DOL overtime pay rule status

    by Government Affairs Team | Jul 17, 2017
    In late June, the DOL dropped its defense of the Obama administration's overtime rule, but indicated it will defend the agency's right to set a salary threshold on who qualifies for overtime pay in the future.
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  • Tell EPA why 2,4-D is important to you before July 24

    by Government Affairs Team | Jul 17, 2017
    The EPA has released drafts of its human health and ecological risk assessments of 2,4-D as part of its ongoing registration review process.
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  • EPA, U.S. Army Move to Rescind 2015 WOTUS Rule

    by Government Affairs Team | Jun 28, 2017
    The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers released their joint proposal on June 27 to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule (i.e., “WOTUS rule”). Following the repeal of the rule, a replacement will be promulgated. GCSAA applauds this first step in the WOTUS rule repeal and replace effort and looks forward to working with EPA and Corps officials to help redefine what a “water of the United States” is under the Clean Water Act to help provide regulatory certainty to golf facilities.
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  • Urgent Action Needed: EPA Restrictions on Pyrethroid Use

    by Government Affairs Team | Jun 19, 2017
    GCSAA is working with multiple industry stakeholders on an urgent pesticide regulation related issue, and your help is needed. Currently, the EPA is evaluating whether to further restrict pyrethroid use for professionals. Inappropriate regulations can significantly impact your lives and livelihood, and GCSAA needs you to voice your concerns by July 7 to help the EPA better understand the important role that pyrethroids serve in your ability to provide your services and protect the public.
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