Nor'wester Newsletters

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Issue # Date


441 November 9, 2012 Draft WRDA bill released, includes HMTF and IWTF provisions
440 October 26, 2012 PNWA celebrates successful stern buoy installation
PNWA welcomes two new members
Request for membership referrals
Call for WRDA projects
We need your photo submissions!
439 October 24, 2012 Sen. Alexander to introduce "American Waterworks Act"; major overhaul proposed for IWTF & HMTF
438 October 16, 2012 PNWA Annual Convention highlights
PNWA welcomes two new members!
Regional Sediment Evaluation Team (RSET) meeting
Invitation to attend Walla Walla Fall Navigation Meeting
AAPA seeks Manager of Government Relations
437 September 25, 2012 PNWA welcomes Natalie Whitlock, new Membership Manager
436 September 24, 2012

Congress passes six month continuing resolution (CR)
Sen. Merkley highlights Section 214 and Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund at WRDA hearing
American Society of Civil Engineers issues "Failure to Act" report on America's infrastructure
PNWA Annual Convention - Full agenda is now available
Trade and transportation employment opportunities

435 September 19, 2012

Port of Skagit celebrates commencement of Swinomish Channel dredging
Bonneville Dam celebrates 75 years
PNWA Annual Convention - Full agenda is now available

434 August 3, 2012 U.S. Department of Transportation awards grants for State Highway projects
Hastings introduces dam protection bill; Committee to hold field hearing in Pasco
U.S. Coast Guard reallocates FY2008 Port Security Grant Program funds
PNWA Annual Convention
433 August 1, 2012

PNWA Annual Convention - Online registration opens today!
Six month continuing resolution (CR) in the works
COL Anthony Funkhouser named as leader of the Northwestern Division
Now accepting nominations for PNWA Distinguished Service Awards
PNWA announces new member - ICF International
Port of Coos Bay seeking applicants for Harbormaster

432 July 27, 2012 Port of Longview announces new CEO
Glen Squires to lead Washington Grain Commission
PNWA Annual Convention online registration opens Wednesday, August 1
431 July 17, 2012 Change of Command for Corps Walla Walla District
Oregon's small coastal projects featured in national magazine
PNWA accepting resumes for Membership Manager
430 July 13, 2012 Washington State Transportation Commission requests input
Corps to host webinar on Port and Inland Modernization report
Corps and Washington Department of Ecology offer free permitting workshops
PNWA accepting resumes for Membership Manager
Columbia River Steamship Operators Association opens search of Executive Director
429 July 6, 2012 PNWA accepting resumes for Membership Manager
428 July 2, 2012 Columbia River jetties Major Rehab Report approved
Surface Transportation reauthorization bill passed; freight and HMTF provisions included
Secretary Darcy responds to coal terminal permitting expansion requests
PNWA Summer Conference - a tremendous success
PNWA welcomes newest member - Evergreen Engineering
Heather Stebbings named PNWA Government Relations Director
Port of Cascade Locks opens search for Manager of Economic Development
427 June 25, 2012 BPA Administrator Steve Wright announces retirement
TIGER grants announced; three awarded in Northwest, including Port of Lewiston
PNWA Summer Conference begins Wednesday, June 27
426 June 21, 2012

Corps releases Panama Canal Study
Columbia River Treaty Review - public listening sessions
Ice Harbor Lock & Dam celebrates 50 years
PNWA Summer Conference agenda is finalized

425 June 8, 2012

PNWA friend Ernie Boston passes away
House approves FY2013 energy & water bill
PNWA supports permanent trade relations with Russia
PNWA Summer Conference agenda is finalized

424 May 16, 2012 PNWA seeking assistance from membership regarding regulatory policies
National Ocean Policy update
Join us! PNWA Open House - Friday, June 1st
PNWA Summer Conference: Register Today!
PNWA welcomes newest member: Morrow Pacific
Port of Longview opens search for Chief Executive Officer
423 May 2, 2012 House and Senate committees approve Energy & Water bills
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund
PNWA Summer Conference - Online Registration
422 April 25, 2012 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee addresses HMT spending policy
PNWA Summer Conference: Online registration is now available
PNWA headquarters is moving

Special Edition April 22, 2012 Celebrating Earth Day - PNWA member environmental initiatives and achievements
421 April 20, 2012 Subcommittee tackles FY2013 Energy & Water Appropriations bill
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) Provision included in the House Transportation Reauthorization bill
PNWA submits comments to the Maritime Administration (MarAd) and Institute for Water Resources (IWR)
PNWA headquarters is moving
NAFSMA requests submissions for 2012 Communications Awards
420 April 17, 2012 PNWA Executive Director to testify at Congressional hearing
419 April 5, 2012

Inland Waterways Investment Infrastructure bill introduced in the House
Transportation Reauthorization/Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Updates
USACE IWR Releases Working Draft Report for Port and Inland Waterways Modernization
PNWA headquarters is moving
PNWA announces two new members!
David Ponganis appointed to senior Corps Northwestern Division position

418 UPDATE PNWA Summer Conference Dates - June 27-29, 2012
418 March 28, 2012 The State of Oregon works to improve the regulatory process
Mark your calendars for the PNWA Summer Conference
Port of Coos Bay opens search for CEO
PNWA headquarters is moving
417 March 23, 2012 Sen. Wyden joins with Senate colleagues to support small ports
The 78th annual Mission to Washington lays the groundwork for 2012
416 March 16, 2012 Columbia River Crossing Update
Public comment period extended for Draft National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan; PNWA requests feedback
Senate transportation bill includes HMTF language
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler supports hydropower as a renewable
Washington and Oregon Sea Grant work to schedule National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium
PNWA tours Columbia Snake River System navigation projects
PNWA welcomes two new members!
415 March 4, 2012 Columbia River Crossing Update
414 February 22, 2012 PNWA releases proposed FY2013 funding levels for Northwest navigation and ecosystem restoration projects
413 February 13, 2012 President releases FY 2013 budget - mixed bag for Northwest ports
412 February 8, 2012 Northwest projects fare well in Corps of Engineers FY2012 work plan
Oregon's newest Member of Congress: Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
Transportation reauthorization update
TIGER IV Guidelines Released
Interstate 5 Columbia River Crossing Project: Data sought on navigation clearance needs
Register for PNWA Mission to Washington by February 10th to save!
411 January 27, 2012 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work plan to be released on February 6, 2012
Portland Harbor Partnership kick-off event scheduled
Accelerated TIGER IV timeline
Register today for PNWA upcoming events
410 January 23, 2012
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Support America's Hydropower
Corps conducting review of regulatory program
PNWA supports inclusion of RAMP Act in Transportation Reauthorization bill
Budget delay reported
Port of Siuslaw opens up search for Port Manager
Register today for the PNWA Mission to Washington