Nor'wester Newsletters

Issue # Date

Highlights

295 December 27, 2007

President signs omnibus spending bill into law
Register today for PNWA’s 2008 PNWA Mission to Washington and Regional Meetings

294 December 21, 2007

Congress passes fourth CR; waits for President to sign omnibus
$400M for Port Security included in FY2008 Omnibus spending bill
Short Sea Shipping provisions included in Energy Bill
PNWA welcomes new member, KPFF Consulting Engineers
PNWA welcomes new member, The McGregor Company
Dave Ripp chosen as new Executive Director of the Port of Camas-Washougal
The Port of Humboldt Bay seeks a Director of Facility Maintenance
Register today for PNWA’s 2008 PNWA Mission to Washington and Regional Meetings

293 December 18, 2007

Omnibus spending bill increases Corps funding as Congress attempts to conclude FY2008 appropriations work this week

292 December 4, 2007

Online registration opens for 2008 Mission to Washington and Regional Meetings
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division Change of Command
Juvenile fish survival on the Columbia-Snake River System appears higher than for other West Coast rivers
The Port of Bandon seeks facilities and operations manager

291 November 7, 2007 PNWA applauds veto override of water projects bill – celebrates passage of dredge fleet language
290 November 2, 2007 Bush vetoes WRDA - Congress schedules override votes - PNWA urges continued support
NOAA Fisheries releases new draft BiOp
289 October 23, 2007

WRDA bill sent to President Bush
Don Mann takes the helm of the PNWA Board

288 October 4, 2007

WRDA likely to be vetoed by President Bush
Continuing resolution passed as appropriations remain stalled
2007 PNWA Annual Meeting next week

287

September 24, 2007

WRDA conference report passes in Senate by wide margin 

286 September 19, 2007

Finalized WRDA bill may move in Senate next week
FY2008 Energy & Water Appropriations bill stalled
Corps and PNWA celebrate completion of interim repairs to North and South jetties
2007 PNWA Annual Meeting online registration reminder

285 September 12, 2007 Federal agencies submit proposed actions to NMFS for new FCRPS BiOp
Corp’s awards CRCIP Phase III dredging contract
PNWA Congratulates AAPA’s 2007 Annual Awards Winners
2007 PNWA Annual Meeting registration reminder
284 September 4, 2007

Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) announces resignation from the Senate Planning Commission recommends land use changes for LNG 2007 PNWA Annual Meeting online registration availableJob Opening: Port of Camas-Washougal Executive Director

283 August 14, 2007

PNWA Mourns the loss of Worth Hager
Finalized WRDA bill passes House, stalls in Senate
2007 PNWA Annual Meeting online registration available

282 July 27, 2007

WRDA conference concludes with good news for dredge fleet, Section 214 

281 July 26, 2007 WRDA bill moves a step closer to completion
280 July 19, 2007

Rep. Sali introduces resolution supporting Snake River dams
Western states seek Clean Water Act expansion (H.R.2421)
House passes FY2008 Energy & Water Appropriations bill
Job Opening: Port of Tillamook Bay General Manager

279 July 13, 2007

U.S. House releases “earmarks” for Corps projects

278 June 29, 2007 FY2008 Senate Energy & Water Appropriations moves forward
277 June 25, 2007 FY2008 Senate Energy & Water Appropriations bill to move this week
PNWA 2007 Mid-Year Meeting another great success
276 June 13, 2007 FY2008 House Energy & Water Appropriations bill moves forward
275 May 31, 2007

Rep. Hooley introduces bill to support federal investment in wave energy research
Port security grant program receives funding boosts
Federal agencies release proposed actions for Columbia River BiOp
Puget Sound steelhead listed at threatened
New staffer joins Rep. DeFazio office
Director of Facility Maintenance position open

274 May 18, 2007

Columbia-Pacific National Heritage Area bill passes the House
PNWA works with private dredging interests to support Channel Deepening
Lieutenant General Robert Van Antwerp confirmed as Chief of Engineers
Pacific Northwest federal port security grant recipients named

273 May 17, 2007

PNWA provisions included as Senate overwhelmingly passes 2007 WRDA bill
One week left to qualify for the PNWA Mid-Year Meeting discounted hotel rate

272 May 4, 2007

Online Registration available *now* for the 2007 PNWA Mid-Year Meeting
WRDA introduced in the Senate
Dan James named Vice President at PNGC Power
Port Executive Director positions open

Earth Day Special April 22, 2007

PNWA presents this special edition of the Nor’wester to highlight some of the environmental initiatives that have been undertaken by PNWA and its members.

271 April 20, 2007 PNWA provisions included as House overwhelmingly passes 2007 WRDA bill
PNWA welcomes new member Ukiah Engineering, Inc.
Oregon Department of Transportation seeking information to develop Freight Mobility Planning project
270 April 9, 2007 Language lifting restrictions from Essayons and Yaquina proposed for House WRDA bill
Larry Paulson appointed to Governor’s Climate Advisory Team
Ninth Circuit Upholds Redden’s decision on 2004 BiO
269 March 30, 2007 Water Resources Development Act introduced in the Senate
268 March 27, 2007 PNWA continues successful advocacy for Columbia River Jetties
Independent Economic Advisory Board Finds Save Our Wild Salmon Report Flawed
267 March 22, 2007

Lock maintenance period ends; Little Goose requires additional repair
PNWA Board Member Byron Hanke appointed to the national power policy maker group
Port of Longview director elected AAPA Chairman-elect of the Board
PNWA staff featured in new episode of Modern Marvels: Dams

266 March 20, 2007 Corps issues 2007 work plan, channel deepening at $30 million
265 March 15, 2007 It’s not whether to study, but what to study for fish
Water Resources Development Act introduced in the House
2007 PNWA Mission to Washington – SUCCESS!
264 March 2, 2007

Update on FY2008 energy & water appropriations and WRDA
Work on WRDA 2007 begins
Crapo bill offers incentives to help ESA listed species
PNWA welcomes new member: Seattle Public Utilities
Northwest Senators respond to the Administration’s FY08 budget proposal
PNWA Mid-Year Meeting Announcement

263 February 2, 2007

President nominates LTG Van Antwerp as Corps’ Commanding General
Corps’ and Port of Portland dredges work on channel deepening
Joint Continuing Resolution is passed in the House
PNWA Mission to Washington special event – RSVP by Monday, February 5 th
Save the date: PNWA’s “Taste the Northwest” Capitol Hill Reception, March 6
2007 Mission to Washington hotel room block is almost full

262 January 24, 2007

PNWA Announces the 2007 Regional Meeting Agenda
Save the date: PNWA’s “Taste the Northwest” Capitol Hill Reception, March 6
2007 Mission to Washington hotel room block is almost full
PNWA announces a Mission to Washington special event

261 January 10, 2007 New round of port security grants now open
2007 Mission to Washington Special Event Announcement
Save the Date for the PNWA “Taste the Northwest” Reception