Nor’wester Newsletter

Issue # Date Highlights
870 April 11, 2024 2024 Summer Conference, Sponsors, M-84 Corridor Workshop, PSGP, DOT Grants, EPA Ports Initiative
869 March 22, 2024 FY24 Appropriations and FY25 President’s Budget Request
868 March 22, 2024 Mission to DC recap, John Day Tour, Pena at NGFA, Horton at NWC, Corbitt honored, M-84 Corridor Workshop
867 February 23, 2024 2024 Regional Meetings, AAPA Tour, McNary Dam Tour, PNWA in DC, MCC Old Salt, BOEM Finalizes Wind Energy, Port of Portland Container Update, Port of Port Townsend Grant, M-84 Corridor, Lock Closure Schedule
866 January 11, 2024 Virtual Meetings, Idaho Wheat Presentation, McMorris Rodgers Roundtable, Revised Lock Closures, PIDP Short Form NOFO, American Cruise Line Ships Under Construction, Taste of Northwest Sponsorships
865 December 21, 2023 Columbia Snake River Extended Closure, MARAD Reauthorization, PNWA Supports Donor & Energy Transfer Ports, NOAA & USFWS Final Rule Making, NOAA Announces Coastal Inundation Community of Practice
864 December 7, 2023 2024 Virtual Regional Meeting Schedule, Secret Agreement between US government and anti-Hydro plintiff, PNWA makes timely visit to the Hill, CRT Stakeholders Meeting Postponed, Chittenden/Ballard Locks Tour, 2024 Mission to Washington, USDOT RAISE Grant
863 November 21, 2023 Virtual Regional Meeting Schedule, Congressional News, USACE Walla Walla Stakeholders Meeting, Dredge Oregon Tour, NOFO for EPS’s DERA is Open, CBP SPACE Act Intro, Crops Portland District Open House
862 November 7, 2023 DeFazio Transit Station, PNWA Feedback Request, MARAD PIDP Grants, WA Public Works, Welcome Mary Wiley
861 October 18, 2023 Thank You for Another Fantastic Annual Convention! Columbia-Snake River Future Outage Plan; Post-September 2024 Columbia River Treaty Operations Public Information Sessions; EPA Clean Ports Program Webinar: October 31, 2023; PNWA Staff Present at OPPA Annual Meeting in Astoria; PNWA Participates in Roundtable with Biden Administration Advisor on Infrastructure
860 September 20, 2023 PNWA Announces 2024 Mission to Washington Dates! PNWA Staff Visit Western Washington and Puget Sound Members; PNWA Congratulates Cary Davis of AAPA; Chittenden Locks Large Lock Center Miter Gate Closures; NOAA Announces Funding Opportunity for Climate Resilience Regional Challenge Program
859 September 11, 2023 Comparison of Senate and House Committees FY2024 Appropriations Bills
858 August 17, 2023 In Memoriam: Hal Douglas Hiemstra (1954 – 2023); PNWA Washington, D.C. Summer Advocacy Trip Recap; Change of Command for Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District; Columbia River Treaty Negotiation & Upcoming Listening Session; Environmental Groups Send Letter of Intent to Sue U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seeking Lower Snake River Dam Removal
857 August 2, 2023 PNWA Welcomes Neil Maunu as New Executive Director; Welcome New Member: Tetra Tech! PNWA Board President Tours Oregon Coastal Members; USACE Portland District Command Change; Requests for Comment: Proposed Regional Conditions for Nationwide Permits in Puget Sound; USDA Announces $500 Million Available for Biofuels
856 July 20, 2023 Senate Energy & Water Development and Commerce Appropriations
855 July 7, 2023 PNWA Summer Conference a Success! IPNG Submits Comments in Support of a Balanced Approach to Salmon Recovery; Changes Coming to the NEPA Process; OPPA, WPPA, and PNWA Update; NOAA PORTS Virtual Workshop: Pacific Northwest Seaports; Center for Biological Diversity and Others File Intent to Sue with FEMA’s NFIP Integration in Oregon
853/4 June 15, 2023 House Appropriations Committee – FY24 Energy & Water Bill Released
851 May 05, 2023 PNWA July DC Advocacy Trip Dates Announced! Corps Releases FY2024 IIJA Spend Plan; Members of Congress Question CEQ and NOAA Regarding Efforts Related to Snake River Dam Breaching; Federal Highway Administration: $160 Million in Grants to Reduce Truck Emissions; U.S. Senators from Oregon Send Letter to FEMA Regarding Changes to NFIP in Oregon
850 April 21, 2023 Summer Conference – Registration Open! PNWA is Hiring – Office Manager; Merchants Exchange Seeking Executive Director; Washington State Tug Escort Rulemaking – 2023 Workshop Schedule; Maritime Transportation Interest Pen Letter to Sec. Buttigieg on Lower Snake River Dams; 2023-2025 WSDOT Airport Aid Program Grants
849 April 5, 2023 Jennifer Quan Named NMFS New West Coast Regional Administrator; MARAD PIDP Roundtable with PNWA Members; Marine Transportation Resilience Assessment Guide Released; Tidewater Awarded $3.1 Million for Renewable Fuels Hub; Northwest Energy Security Act Introduced; Northwest Agriculture Interests Urge USDA Secretary to Engage on Lower Snake River Dams; Northwest Delegation Sends Letter on Columbia River Treaty to President Biden; Corps Releases Guidance on Definition of Economically Disadvantaged Communities
848 March 9, 2023 Administration Releases FY2024 Budget
847 February 28, 2023 Corps FY2-23 Workplan Released
846 February 24, 2023 Thank You, Newest 2023 Mission to Washington Sponsors!; Welcome New PNWA Member: Advanced American Construction; Welcome New PNWA Member: KPFF Consulting Engineers; Oregon Delegation Support Workplan Funding for Oregon Ports; PNWA Seeks Input on WRDA 2022 Guidance; Maritime Commerce Club Announces Kristin Meira as 2023 Old Salt Award Recipient; Merchants Exchange Announces Executive Director Retirement; Department of Ecology Rulemaking Announcement Regarding Washington State Maritime Pilots & Tug Escort Requirements in Washington Waters
845 February 9, 2023 Thank You, 2023 Mission to Washington Sponsors!; FY 23 PIDP Open & MARAD Hosting Series of Webcasts on PIDP; WA Department of Commerce Seeking Input on Electric Grid Resiliency Projects; Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Update; Kaizen Coordination and Pre-Application Meetings for 2023; Large Lock Center Gate Replacement Project Meeting
844 January 25, 2023 Columbia Snake River Lock Maintenance Closure Schedule; Corps Seeks Public Comment on WRDA 2022 Implementation Guidance; Corps to Hold Virtual briefing on Infrastructure Funding; MARAD NOFOs: FY23 PIDP & Small Shipyard Grant Program; Register Now – PNWA 2023 Mission to Washington
843 January 12, 2023 Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers Named Chair of House Energy & Commerce Committee; Register Now – PNWA 2023 Mission to Washington
842 January 4, 2023 New Member Announcement: Capacity Commercial! New Member Announcement: Lotic Solutions, LLC! WPPA Announces Eric ffitch as New Executive Director; Chittenden Locks Scheduled Closures for 2023-2025; Final “Water of the United States” Rule Issued; EPA Columbia River Basin Toxic Reduction Lead RFA
841 December 23, 2022 FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Passed, WRDA 2022 Signed into Law
840 December 21, 2022 FY2023 Draft Omnibus Bill Released
839 December 15, 2022 Senate Passes WRDA
838 December 9, 2022 Welcome New PNWA Member: Orion Marine Group!; Congress and Administration Act to Avoid Rail Shutdown; Draft Interim National Ordinary High Water Mark Manual; Inflation Reduction Act – Submit Comments; New Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool; Washington State Broadband Office Accepting Grant Applications
837 December 7, 2022 House Releases WRDA Bill Text; FY2023 Appropriations; House and Senate Leadership Changes
836 November 28, 2022 Meet Your New PNWA President: Tom Kammerzell; EPA Hosting IRA Clean Ports Funding Listening Session; Corps to Hold Virtual Listening Session for Remote Lock Operations
835 November 4, 2022 Congressional Updates: FY23 Appropriations & WRDA; Lock Maintenance and Extended Closure Schedule; USDOT Announces PIDP Award Funding; Washington Public Ports Association Announces Staff Changes; EPA: IRA Clean Ports Funding Listening Session; East Columbia Basin Irrigation District Accepting Applications; BOEM Seeking Nominations for Committee on Offshore Wind and Fisheries
834 October 21, 2022 Welcome New PNWA Member: Port of Kingston!; 2022 Annual Convention Presentations Available Online; MARAD Awards Tidewater Marine Highway Grant; Chittenden Locks Large Chamber Closure Nov 8-23
833 October 07, 2022 Thank you to our newest PNWA Annual Convention Sponsors; PNWA Washington, D.C. Advocacy Trip Recap; Reminder: Bradford Island Superfund Project Public Meeting; Lake Washington Levels to Drop Below 20 Feet; Chittenden Locks to Close for Inspections on Oct. 31; WA Commerce Dept. Announce Industrial Development Grants; USDOT Announce $1B National Culvert Removal, Replacement and Restoration Program; RiverFest 2022 this Saturday, Oct. 8
832 September 23, 2022 Public Information Meeting for Bradford Island Superfund Project; Thank you to our newest PNWA Annual Convention Sponsors; Fraudulent Fishery Permitting Website; Northwest Seaport Alliance Seeks Fish & Wildlife Liaison; Oregon Coast Floating Offshore Wind Report; NOFO Announced for USDOT SMART Grants Program
831 September 09, 2022 PNWA announces Anthony Peña as new Government Relations Manager; Thank you to our newest PNWA Annual Convention Sponsors; Rail Grant Opportunity; Dates for Spring 2023 Lock Closures; Port of Brookings Harbor Port Manager Position; Request for Information (RFI) for Hydrogen Hub Projects
830 August 19, 2022 Thank you PNWA Annual Convention Sponsors; FY2022 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC); Grants Available; Environmental Justice Scorecard; Washington State Freight System Plan; 2023 Lewis and Clark Bridge Closure; The Future of Aviation in Washington State; East Columbia Basin Irrigation District Hiring Engineers
829 August 12, 2022 Reconciliation Bill Headed to President’s Desk
828 August 05, 2022 Washington Public Ports Association Executive Director Recruitment; Freight Rail Shipping Fair Market Act Introduced in the House; WSDOT Consolidated Grant Programs Open; PNWA Permitting Webinar with New Federal Agency
827 August 02, 2022 Draft Reconciliation Bill Released
826 August 01, 2022 Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022
825 July 28, 2022 Senate Released Draft Energy and Water Appropriations; PNWA’s View from the Hill; Shaver Transportation Company Awarded Small Shipyard Grant; Congressman Newhouse to Hold Save Our Dams Rally; Maritime Grant Opportunities
824 July 20, 2022 PNWA is Hiring a Government Relations Manager; LTC ShaiLin KingSlack Takes Command of the Walla Walla District; White House to Hold Public Meeting on Environmental Justice; Corps’ LSR 2022 Dredging Proposal Public Review Period Open Modernizing the Westport Marina at the Port of Grays Harbor; NOAA Restoration and Resilience Grants Available; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Sea Otter Reintroduction Feasibility Report; Catherine Simons Named Director of MARAD’s Pacific Northwest & Alaska Gateway Office; USACE to Hold Virtual Environmental Justice Meeting
823 July 08, 2022 PNWA is Hiring a Government Relations Manager; PNWA Celebrates Summer Conference Success; Offshore Wind Development Webinar with BOEM and USCG 401 Water Quality Certification Proposed Rule Webinar; PNWA resources to support your comments on the Murray/Inslee draft report; Squires to retire, Chumrau to replace him at Washington Grain Commission; NOAA Briefing on Programmatic Biological Opinion for Corps-permitted Projects in the Salish Sea Nearshore Environment
822 July 01, 2022 House Energy & Water Development Appropriations Passed Out of Committee; House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Passed Out of Committee
821 June 22, 2022 Legislative Update; Governor Inslee appoints Dennis McLerran as chair of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council; EPA Requests Comments on proposed rule to Clean Water Act Section 401; Director of Navigation Policy and Legislation Jim Walker Departing AAPA Government Relations; Port of Coos Bay seeking to hire Marina Manager
820 June, 15 2022 Online Registration for PNWA Summer Conference Closes Today; NOAA Fisheries Invites Public Comment on New Draft Equity and Environmental Justice Strategy; WSDOT Requests Responses to State Freight System Plan Survey; Marine Ferry built at the Port of Skagit Christened in San Francisco Bay; Port of Longview seeks Chief Operating Officer; Merchants Exchange Hiring: Association Account Specialist; White House, USDOT Appoint New Port and Supply Chain Envoy to Work on Supply Chain Disruptions
819 June, 10 2022 House of Representatives Passed WRDA 2022; Draft Lower Snake River Dams Benefit Replacement Report released; USACE Director of Civil Works Partner Update
818 June, 08 2022 PNWA 2022 Summer Conference agenda; PNWA welcomes McKinley Research Group; Michael McElwee to retire as Port of Hood River Executive Director; Port of Lewiston welcomes new General Manager; Port of Skagit welcomes new Harbormaster; USACE hosts listening sessions on modernizing Army Civil Works policy priorities; USDA accepting applications for Commodity Container Assistance Program; Thank you to our newest Summer Conference Sponsors!
817 May, 27 2022 Corps Releases FY2022 Work Plan; Register for Province of B.C. Columbia River Treaty info session on June 15; Port of Clarkston announces Executive Director hire; Washington Grain Commission seeks CEO; PNWA members receive Connect Oregon Program funding; Port of Anacortes kicks off annual waterfront festival celebration; Port of Whitman County celebrates Snake River Festival on June 18;Thank you to our newest Summer Conference Sponsors!
816 May, 20 2022 Register today for the PNWA Summer Conference, June 21-23; 2022 Port Security Grant Program applications due June 13; PNWA, NWRP submit joint letter on the Lower Snake River Dams Benefit Replacement Study to Sen. Murray and Gov. Inslee Interstate 5 Bridge Replacement Program releases Modified Locally Preferred Alternative; Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund applications due May 31
815 May, 17 2022 House Transportation & Infrastructure (T & I) Committee Releases Draft WRDA and Announces Hearing on Wednesday
814 May, 06 2022 Letter Opposing American Rivers 4 Lower Snake River Dam Breaching Feasibility Study in Army Corps Section 7001 Report to Congress; ODOE hosting public meeting May 11 for floating offshore wind study; PNWA, AWO, and CRTA submit joint I-5 Bridge comments to Coast Guard; New Marine Highway Project Designation increases funding opportunities for domestic trade between The Northwest Seaport Alliance, Alaska and Hawaii; PNWA congratulates Lisa Mittelsdorf, incoming Port of Morrow executive director; Port of Whitman County hiring Finance Director
813 April, 29 2022 Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Releases Draft WRDA and Announces Hearing Next Week; Corps Solicits Projects for 2023 Section 7001 Report to Congress
812 April, 27 2022 GAO Report on Non-Freight Activities at Ports Presentation; American Cruise Lines celebrates dock dedication at the Port of Kalama; Port of Umpqua welcomes new District Manager; Port of Longview seeks Chief Operating Officer; PNWA members, partners across the region recognize Earth Day; Thank you 2022 Summer Conference Sponsors!
811 April, 15 2022 Welcome new member: Mid Columbia Producers; Federal Affairs webinar series agriculture panel April 20; Corps Releases FY23 IIJA Spend Plan; Sen Cantwell Highlights Federal Funding Sources for I-5 Bridge Replacement; Lower Columbia River Channel Maintenance Plan info sessions; USDOT provides update on IIJA notices of funding; Franklin PUD’s journey to provide local broadband access
810 April, 08 2022 Welcome new member: Idaho Grain Producers Association; RSVP for our April 20 Agriculture Panel discussion; I-5 Bridge input needed by April 12; I-5 Bridge navigation-related comments needed by April 20; USDOT provides funding opportunities list; USACE, Ecology Sediment Management Annual Review Meeting scheduled; FEMA shares timeline for Port Security Grant Program applications; Application available for USDOT Multimodal Project Discretionary Grants; Rep. Schrier helps secure $220 million for downstream fish passage at Howard Hanson Dam
809 April, 01 2022 Federal webinar series: RSVP for our April 5 Rail Panel discussion!; APP recognizes Port of Benton Commissioner Robert Larson; USDOT accepting applications for funding through Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Opportunity; Funding secured for sea lion removal and sediment management; Senator Murray announces $220 million for Howard Hanson Dam; Shaver Transportation prepares for Green Marine certification; Share feedback on early concepts for I-5 Bridge replacement by April 12;Provide input on 20-year Washington State Highway System Plan update; WSDOT accepting applications for construction and maritime trades scholarships
808 March 25, 2022 Call for speakers: PNWA Summer Conference, June 21-23; Coast Guard seeks comments on I-5 Bridge replacement; USDOT Notice of Funding Opportunity: Mega, INFRA, and Rural grant programs; USDA selects Seattle for pop-up site to address supply chain needs; Washington wheat farmer elected National Association of Wheat Growers’ president; EPA adds Bradford Island to the Superfund list; Save the Date! Federal Affairs webinar series starts April 5
807 March 17, 2022 PNWA’s March Membership Meeting Cancelled; 2022 Mission to Washington; Federal Affairs webinar series starts April 5; Members of Congress in support of Lower Snake River dams; Washington state transportation package includes $1 billion for I-5 Bridge replacement; Senate confirms Shalanda Young as OMB director; Port of Skagit seeking CFO/Auditor; Agencies encouraged to delay revision of WOTUS definition; Thank you to our newest Mission to Washington GOLD sponsors!
806 March 09, 2022 Last day for 2022 Mission registrations; FY2022 Omnibus Bill Text Released; Federal Affairs webinar series starts April 5; The Dalles lock on schedule for reopening March 19; Merchants Exchange offers Shipping Education 202 in April; USDOT offering grant opportunities; PNWA submits comments in support of Snake River dredging
805 March 03, 2022 2022 Mission to Washington; Columbia River Basin Restoration Funding Assistance Program; NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel; Chittenden Locks small chamber closed; FAA opens applications for Airport Terminal Program; Grant funds for America’s marine Highway Program; EPA, USACE select WOTUS roundtable locations; NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel Nominations; Washington State Broadband Office receives grant funds; Willie Nunn sworn in as FEMA Region 10 Administrator
804 February 24, 2022 President Biden, USDOT announce funding through Port Infrastructure Development Program; Interstate Bridge Replacement hosts Black History Month Roundtable; PNWA thanks Stephanie Prybyl; Thank you Mission to Washington sponsors!
803 February 17, 2022 Executive Director transition; USDOT offers Regional Accelerators workshop; The Dalles lock repairs; ODOE Public Meetings for Floating Offshore Wind Study; AAPA to recognize U.S. Senator Patty Murray; Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guidance; Thank you Mission sponsors!
802 February 09, 2022 PNWA hires Heather Stebbings as Executive Director; USDOT hosts RAISE grant webinars; USACE Virtual Engagement Opportunity; National Engineering Week; Ports of Ilwaco and Chinook manager transition; Thank you, Mission sponsors!
801 February 02, 2022 2022 Funding for RAISE grants; MRSC financing discussion Feb. 3; Port of Whitman County to expand broadband access; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport 4-star airport rating; Thank you Port of Ilwaco!
800 January 26, 2022 2021 Annual Report; The Dalles Dam gate repairs extend annual outage; Port of Everett seeking Associate Planner; USDOT rural transportation toolkit; Thank you to Columbia River Steamship Operators’ Association!
799 January 20, 2022 NOAA coastal flooding listening session; Portland, Walla Walla district outages; WOTUS rule public comment period; Columbia River Basin Restoration Funding Assistance Program; MARAD grant funding; Thank you to Shaver Transportation!
798 January 11, 2022 Bremerton in GAO study; Corps Infrastructure Bill funding; MARAD PNW Gateway Director; PNWA Executive Director applications due; Floating offshore wind study kickoff meeting
797 January 4, 2022 Welcome new member PointNorth Consulting Inc.; Members of Congress support Snake River dredging; WMF, WPPA to host Ports and Maritime Day; USACE issues 41 Nationwide Permits; Reminder: PNWA Executive Director applications due
796 December 27, 2021 Tacoma, Ilwaco earn PIDP grants; Floating offshore wind study kickoff meeting; Port access route study comments due; PNWA Executive Director applications due
795 December 21, 2021 PNWA seeks next Executive Director
794 December 20, 2021 Port of Ridgefield’s Brent Grening retires; Port of Lewiston seeks general manager; Port of Arlington hiring executive director; Washington Grain Commission recruiting for program manager PNWA on the road
793 December 10, 2021 Oregon delegation pushes for Corps priorities; Levee safety program meetings; Feedback on plastic buoy prototypes
792 December 3, 2021 Congress passes Continuing Resolution
791 December 1, 2021 DeFazio announces retirement
790 November 30, 2021 Wheat growers highlight importance of CSRS to Biden; Columbia River Treaty negotiations; Chittenden Locks tour; Columbia Basin toxics reduction grant applications; Interstate Bridge Replacement Program survey; Port of Ilwaco Manager position
789 November 19, 2021 Proposed WOTUS rule; Port of Seattle hiring director of maritime environment and sustainability; DMMP disposal fees; Pacific Coast port access route study; Recent Congressional staff changes
788 November 10, 2021 I-5 Bridge Replacement open house; NWSA seeks Government Affairs Policy Analyst; Columbia Basin Collaborative I/RG kick-off; PNWA on the road
787 November 8, 2021 Congress passes bipartisan infrastructure bill
786 November 4, 2021 Connor confirmed as ASA (CW)
785 November 3, 2021 Port of Benton Commissioner Larson to retire; Port of Chehalis names Senter CEO; PNWA on the road
784 October 26, 2021 Welcome new member Consumers Power Inc.; Thank you Annual Convention sponsors; Port of Ridgefield selects Mueller as CEO; Port of Everett’s Lefeber named to AAPA Board; FEMA seeks input on National Flood Insurance Program; USACE Civil Works listening session; DeFazio urges Administration to examine Corps’ Nationwide Permits
783 October 12, 2021 Thank you Annual Convention sponsors; Spring CSRS navlock outage dates; Fall Ballard Locks closures; Port of Vancouver USA earns comms awards; Tri-Cities CSRS documentary
782 October 4, 2021 Thank you Annual Convention sponsors, virtual DC trip participants; Support for CRSO EIS; NWSA, Ports of Seattle, Tacoma win AAPA environmental award; Port of Tacoma earns three AAPA communications awards; Ports’ FEMA NFIP challenges; AWO Pacific Region representative; USCG coastal waterways usage study; Renewable Energy Task Force webinar
781 September 29, 2021 Thank you Annual Convention sponsors; lopsided Columbia Basin Collaborative roster; New Puget Sound Pilots executive director, New MCR project manager; Ballard Locks gate replacement details; Port of Benton FAA funding
780 September 20, 2021 Thank you Annual Convention sponsors; T&I reconciliation package; PNWA mourns John Love
779 September 15, 2021 Thank you Annual Convention sponsors; EPA Columbia Snake TMDL webinar; Upcoming lock closures; WOTUS reverts to pre-2015 regulations; Brownfields info event
778 September 7, 2021 Thank you Annual Convention sponsor; Herrera Beutler, Kilmer demand action on regulatory impasse; Sara Young new Port of Skagit executive director; PNWA members, partners host Washington legislators; The Dalles navlock, fish passage tour; WA Ecology scopes of work
777 August 31, 2021 Thank you Annual Convention sponsor; John Day reservoir at broader, higher range; FEMA National Exercise Program assistance; NOAA HSRP public meetings
776 August 25, 2021 Chittenden Locks closures; Cantwell, Kilmer salmon solutions; NOAA conservation listening sessions
775 August 17, 2021 Thank you Annual Convention sponsors; New Sector Columbia River commander; OWEB grant solicitation; Cantwell infrastructure, salmon wins; I-5 Bridge river user survey
774 August 11, 2021 Welcome new member WCT Marine & Construction; Sea otter reintroduction concerns; CBD claims Marine Highway Program violates ESA; WOTUS rulemaking meetings
773 August 4, 2021 Welcome new member Ballard Marine Construction; Schwabe maritime podcast; PNWA responds to NOAA draft mitigation policy; wind energy data review workshops; WOTUS definition revision process
772 July 27, 2021 Welcome new member Hyak Tongue Point; Van Epps assumes Northwestern Division command; I-5 Bridge users survey; Port of Chehalis seeks CEO; Port of Cascade Locks seeks Operations Manager; ODOT Connect Oregon grants; Last virtual DC trip, in-person trips coming
771 July 13, 2021 Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel; RiverFest exhibitor opportunities; River Values Twitter ad views
770 July 6, 2021 13th USCG District transfers command; Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee nominations; SeaTac, PDX Airport Rescue Grants; Northwest RiverPartners rebuts DamSense LSRD claims
769 June 22, 2021 Thank you Summer Conference sponsor; Spinrad confirmed as NOAA administrator; Coit named NOAA Fisheries assistant administrator; Senate introduces Surface Transportation reauthorization; Murray pushes for Washington salmon investments; Offshore wind and maritime knowledge exchange; PUGET SOS Act
768 June 16, 2021 Thank you Summer Conference sponsor; Port of Skagit’s Patsy Martin to retire; Plans to revise WOTUS definition; PNWA’s virtual DC Hill visits; Federal grant opportunities
767 June 8, 2021 Welcome new member American Cruise Lines; Thank you Summer Conference sponsors; Farewell Kevin Brice; House Surface Transportation Bill; America’s Marine Highways funding; State Freight Planning Toolkit workshops
766 June 2, 2021 Thank you Summer Conference sponsor; Kevin Brice retirement ceremony; Wyden bill to improve broadband coverage; FAA airport environmental impact grants
765 May 26, 2021 Thank you Summer Conference sponsors; Senate surface transportation bill; RSVP for Columbia Collaborative workshop; Congratulations WPPA award winners; River Values draws 10,500 views
764 May 18, 2021 Thank you Summer Conference sponsors; PNWA members set soybean export record; Economic Stimulus Workshop; USACE Operations & Regulatory chief visits region; Cantwell appropriations form; CLIA seeking continued support; National Maritime Day
763 May 11, 2021 Columbia Basin Collaborative workshop; WRDA 2020 implementation guidance; Acting ASA (CW) visits Tacoma; Interstate Bridge waterway users survey, listening sessions; Oregon offshore wind energy webinars; New River Values ads and website; FEMA and state emergency management training
762 May 5, 2021 NWSA welcomes new service; Connor nominated as ASA (CW); Spinrad nominated as NOAA chief; AAPA hiring Government Relations Director; AAPA seeks crane purchase information; T&I requests $3.5 billion to fund MTSERA; I-5 bridge freight movement listening session; LCR infrastructure needs meeting
761 April 27, 2021 Senate earmarks; Senate Republicans’ infrastructure counteroffer; Port of Everett Chief of Business Development; MARAD PIDP webinars; CLIA engagement re: cruise industry
760 April 21, 2021 Murray soliciting appropriations requests; PNWA fact sheets; Building Resilient Infrastructure session; Grays Harbor website overhaul; new CEQ chair; WSDOT airport grant applications; EPA community health, environmental justice grants; Coast Guard Columbia entrance analysis; USDOT RAISE grants
759 April 14, 2021 I-5 Bridge April meetings; Building Resilient Infrastructure session; Reactions to Simpson Columbia Basin proposal; Sediment Management Annual Review; Corps still seeking WRDA comments
758 March 31, 2021 Port Infrastructure Development grants; NOAA Fisheries COVID relief funding; EPA diesel pollution collaboration webinar; GAO seeks feedback on non-freight port activities
757 March 23, 2021 First virtual Mission to Washington; PNWA, partners ask CEQ, OMB for regulatory help; DeFazio receives AAPA award; GAO seeks feedback on non-freight port activities
756 March 16, 2021 Welcome new member Treated Wood Council; Port of Skagit showcases projects for Rep. Larsen; Ken O’Hollaren retires … again!
755 March 9, 2021 Port of Whitman County Snake River Family Festival; T&I Committee accepts Members’ requests; Sea-Tac selected for FAA drone tests; I-5 Bridge public meetings; FEMA grant program applications; Corps WRDA stakeholder sessions
754 March 5, 2021 Thank you Mission sponsor; McNary navigation lock needs; Port Security Grant Program applications; House appropriators bring back earmarks; Cascadia Rising exercise brief and next steps; Washington Potato Commission meets with Rep. Newhouse
753 February 23, 2021 Welcome new member Far West Agribusiness Association; INFRA grant applications; I-5 Bridge open house and survey
752 February 17, 2021 Welcome new member Port of Bremerton; Thank you Mission sponsor; Cascadia Rising overview briefing; new COVID-19 relief details; COVID-19 impacts on maritime sector; COVID-19 testing/cleaning/PPE bill; Hydro Services Review Panel webinar
751 February 10, 2021 Thank you Mission sponsor; PNWA calls for COVID-19 relief; Port of Skagit adding two new positions; Merkley, Wyden reintroduce Climate Smart Ports Act; EPA seeks DERA grant applications; Congressional staff updates
750 February 1, 2021 Toledo’s Shoemake retires; Everett South Terminal modernization; Chehalis CEO testifies on broadband; MARAD small shipyard grants; COVID-19 relief legislation
749 January 27, 2021 Thank you Mission sponsors; Horton named to I-5 Bridge Replacement advisory group; Congressional staff updates
748 January 19, 2021 Thank you Mission sponsors; Corps’ FY2021 work plan; MARAD seeks advisory committee nominations; Congressional staff updates
747 January 13, 2021 Welcome Port of Skamania County; Thank you Mission sponsors; Hairston named BPA administrator; Congressional staff updates
746 January 4, 2021 MTSERA survives veto; Rep. Newhouse on Columbia River Treaty; Congress delivers navigation funding; COVID-19 Working Group listening session; Oregon Offshore Wind Mapping Tool webinar; USACE Public Private Partnership project nominations; USACE Revolutionize Civil Works webinars
745 December 29, 2020 FY 2021 Appropriations; Maritime Transportation System Emergency Relief Act
744 December 22, 2020 FY 2021 Appropriations; PNWA projects in WRDA
743 December 14, 2020 Northwest MOCs call for Columbia Treaty termination notice; Update from the Hill; Thank you, virtual DC trip participants; Cyber alert: Email phishing scam
742 December 10, 2020 Alan Basso remembrance ceremony; Hill update; PNWA, partners call for COVID relief; MARAD NEPA webinar; USDOT seeks NEPA implementation comments
741 December 8, 2020 Port of Portland hosts Japanese LNG-fueled PCTC; NOAA Fisheries conservation calculator; mobile cranes available; USCG shallow-draft navigation survey; USDA Seafood Trade Relief Program
740 December 7, 2020 Draft WRDA conference bill released; House vote tomorrow
739 December 2, 2020 PNWA mourns Port of Kalama Commissioner Alan Basso
738 November 24, 2020 PNWA briefs Brazilian delegation; spring CSRS navlock outages; Port of Anacortes dock replacement virtual groundbreaking; Port of Tacoma virtual tour; Happy Thanksgiving from the PNWA staff
737 November 18, 2020 Wheat Life highlights PNW transportation modes; Op-ed: Salmon may need dams to survive; NW Marine Terminals Association seeks executive officer
736 November 12, 2020 Senate releases FY2021 appropriations bills
735 November 10, 2020 PNWA, partners urge holistic approach to 4-state salmon recovery process; MARAD cargo preference webinar; AAPA/MARAD federal grant listening session
734 November 4, 2020 Welcome new member Twin Bridges Marina; New research reveals flawed salmon recovery assumptions; After the election: A new year, a new Congress
733 October 29, 2020 Almota seeks controller/assistant manager; WCIT freight policy panel; Oregon Transportation Commission seeks spending input
732 October 21, 2020 Welcome new members GSI Water Solutions, Grette Associates; Bellingham, Coos Bay, Seattle earn MARAD grants; Tri-Cities members collaborate on RiverFest documentary; Everett’s Battuello named “Community Champion;” Oregon maritime workforce initiative issues report
731 October 14, 2020 PNWA Congressional update; Toledo seeks general manager; Oregon Cyber Resilience Summit; new Marine Highway Projects Module
730 October 5, 2020 Thank you Convention sponsor; Klickitat seeks new executive director; LSR sediment management forum; regional NWP conditions; applying for FEMA assistance
729 September 28, 2020 Thank you Convention sponsor; Donate a Convention door prize; Port of Hood River lands $5M BUILD grant; PNITA offers election implications forum; Port of Seattle seeks government relations manager; FEMA offers Cascadia plan overview; Opinion: Associations keep port interests on front burner
728 September 22, 2020 New convention sponsors; EPA Columbia Basin restoration grants; proposed Corps NWP rulemaking; Walden reinforces hydro value; respond to the 2020 Census; FEMA wildfire coordination call
727 September 9, 2020 Thank you Convention sponsors; Port of Anacortes honors PNWA; Ports of Everett, Tacoma win AAPA Awards; Benton PUD video explains TMDL issues; Larsen, Newhouse featured in WPPA roundtable
726 August 26, 2020 Thank you Convention sponsors; COVID-19 recovery roundtable; FEMA dam break consequences and assessment workshop; FEMA National Preparedness Month
725 August 19, 2020 Welcome Cascadia Law Group; Thank you Convention sponsors; Rural placemaking funding; Draft Coastal Zone assessment and strategy
724 August 11, 2020 Thank you Annual Convention sponsors; Port of Chehalis grain project milestone; USCG seeks shallow draft comments; Ecology hosts spill model webinar; FEMA BRIC and FMA programs
723 July 31, 2020 CRSO final EIS released; Merkley introduces MARAD bill; House approves FY2021 Corps of Engineers funding
722 July 29, 2020 House passes WRDA 2020
721 July 28, 2020 Nationwide coalition urges port emergency relief funding; Port of Vancouver purchases mitigation credits from Wapato; Port of Tacoma mitigation bank receives final approval; Ports of Everett, Vancouver win AAPA Communication Awards
720 July 22, 2020 Welcome new members Port of Port Townsend, West Coast Seafood Processors Association; Spellmon confirmed as next Chief of Engineers; USDA offers rural/ag COVID loan guarantees
719 July 15, 2020 Shoemake named volunteer of year; MARAD grant management webinar; WRDA 2020; FY2021 Energy and Water funding; Portland and Walla Walla changes of command
718 July 7, 2020 Corps funding bill; Climate Smart Ports Act; Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act; House infrastructure package
717 July 1, 2020 Smith named to PFMC; Bullock assumes NWS command; NWSA recognized for environmental leadership; Schwabe port tenant bankruptcy webinar
716 June 29, 2020 USACE Seattle, Portland and Walla Walla districts changes of command
715 June 24, 2020 Tomorrow’s webinar; PNWA, OPPA, WPPA advocate for port COVID relief; Port of Whitman County’s John Love resigns; House Dems introduce infrastructure package; BRIC Summer Engagement Series
714 June 8, 2020 Thursday’s webinar; New port COVID-19 relief funding
713 June 3, 2020 WRDA, infrastructure planning webinars; PNWA requests port COVID relief; INVEST in America Act
712 June 1, 2020 WRDA webinar Thursday; Welcome Cowlitz County; Skagit Regional Airport ground-breaking; FEMA face coverings; COVID impacts Washington’s trade
711 May 26, 2020 WRDA update webinar; Norton new Corps navigation manager; Speer new Corps coastal manager; Toledo shipyard expansion; Meira named to WSDOT group
710 May 14, 2020 HEROES Act and advocacy update
709 May 13, 2020 Summer Webinar Series kickoff, EDA CARES Act funding, senators support port COVID aid, CSRS presentation slides
708 May 5, 2020 Welcome Jordan Ramis PC, Congressionals advocate for port funding, 2020 Census, Sound Off for Economic Recovery, Potato Commission gives back
707 April 29, 2020 COVID packages, FEMA reimbursement, Cantwell staff contact, regulatory update, CRISI grant, DMI wins grant
706 April 15, 2020 CRSO DEIS comments, coronavirus impacts, PSGP deadline extended, new Cantwell outreach director, AAPA COVID-19 protocols
705 April 2, 2020 PNWA operations; CRSO DEIS update; coronavirus impact info; COVID-19 stimulus; grant windows closing; Port Orford manager job
704 March 25, 2020 CRSO DEIS teleconferences; coronavirus resources, survey; Summer Conference date; PBA med supply call
703 March 18, 2020 Welcome Port of Chehalis; Transportation & COVID-19 webinar; CRSO EIS meetings virtual; Chelan Douglas coronavirus op-ed; MARAD AMHP, PIDP NOFOs
702 March 11, 2020 2020 Mission to Washington; Bonneville, McNary lock tours; Carrubba retirement ceremony; Rich Old Salt; Coos Bay Coastal Reload Yard; Port Orford manager; Grant Program webinar
701 February 28, 2020 BON ands MCN navlock tours; Clarkston, Lewiston cruise study grant; AAPA urges Congress to support Corps; Port of Portland job opportunity; Members’ Day Hearing on WRDA
700 February 20, 2020 Welcome FMSIB, Portland ED testifies, AAPA infrastructure spending survey, Newport Dock 5 pier replacement grant, Idaho Farm Bureau dam breaching story, FY20 Port Security Grant, Howard Hanson Dam passage project
699 February 10, 2020 FY2020 Corps workplan released
698 February 10, 2020 Administration releases FY2021 budget
697 January 30, 2020 Corps and EPA redefine WOTUS, Tacoma commissioner testifies to Senate, Coast Guard seeks award nominees, Ice Harbor turbine boosts fish passage
696 January 23, 2020 Spellmon nominated, Toledo welding lab, LSRD report comments
695 January 16, 2020 LSRD comments due, USDOT and MARAD grants, Siuslaw dredging
694 January 9, 2020 Carrubba retirement ceremony, Morrow barge service expansion, Newport marina dredging
693 January 3, 2020 Welcome Diversified Marine, RIP Chuck Caldwell, Krehbiel to retire, Coffey named NWD programs chief
692 December 18, 2019 Funding for Northwest Corps projects inches forward
691 December 10, 2019 Westport named Coast Guard City, Toledo awarded Small Shipyard Grant, Columbia Restoration grant applications
690 December 2, 2019 LSR Dams stakeholder workshops, container service returns to Portland, Ridgefield and Woodland land revitalization money
689 November 21, 2019 New member: Chmelik Sitkin & Davis P.S., Debbie Bone-Harris lauded, Bellingham Cold Storage hosts NOAA seafood inspections
688 November 14, 2019 New member Port of Olympia, Port of Everett $15M grant, Port of Longview economic impact, Port of Vancouver tenant, Ballard Locks valve project
687 November 7, 2019 Ad campaigns boost awareness; McMorris Rodgers promotes hydropower; Coos Bay completes tunnel rehab
686 October 28, 2019 Catching up after the convention – 6 articles
685 October 15, 2019 Members elect 2020 Board of Directors
684 September 23, 2019 Corps hosts Bonneville navigation lock open house; PNWA welcomes new members; Port of Everett is hiring
683 September 10, 2019 Mike Ott named Corps’ navigation chief; Nancy Baker dies at 81; PNWA hosts WRDA, dredge meetings; Members represent at RiverFests
682 September 3, 2019 PNWA announces Dena Horton as new Government Relations Director
681 August 26, 2019 PNWA welcomes new Communications Director
680 July 3, 2019 PNWA Summer Conference highlights, CRT town hall in Boise on 7/18, House minibus, 2019 Corps Section 7001 report, USDOT Port Infrastructure Grant Program
679 May 23, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: Corps funding moves forward in House, Coalition for Idaho Water signals strong support for Snake River dams
678 May 14, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: House releases Energy & Water Development Appropriations bill and U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse hosts public listening session
677 April 30, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: Chairman DeFazio introduces “Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act” and much more!
676 April 25, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: Snake River Dams – Setting the Record Straight
675 April 22, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: Happy Earth Day 2019!
674 April 19, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: FY 2019 Port Security Grant Program funding opportunity, Tidewater crew honored and more!
673 April 10, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee host Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund hearing
672 April 5, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: Port of Newport hires Paula Miranda as the new General Manager and much more!
671 March 21, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: FY2020 Corps budget details, AAPA elect Gary Nelson as Board Chairman and Mission wrap up
670 March 1, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: CRT update, Grays Harbor celebrates completion of Deeper Draft and PNWA submits comments on WRDA implementation!
669 February 7, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA Executive Director Kristin Meira testifies at House Transportation & Infrastructure Hearing
668 February 6, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA Executive Director Kristin Meira to testify at House Transportation & Infrastructure Hearing
667 February 4, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA Nor’wester: Listening Session announced for WRDA and NOAA releases 2017 Commercial Fishery report
666 January 30, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA welcomes Randi Besser as our new Office Manager, U.S. DOT names Port of Everett a Federal Maritime Highway Project and other news on this sunny Wednesday!
665 January 11, 2019 PNWA Nor’wester: Emergency border wall funding could impact Corps, CRSO EIS timeline update and more!
664 December 17, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Snake River dams & orcas, sea lion bill passes, Northwest BUILD winners, and hiring at the Port of Newport!
663 November 30, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Congress passes ballast water bill, HDR joins PNWA and Port of Newport is hiring!
662 November 26, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Port of Everett receives Rail Rehabilitation Improvement Financing loan and much more!
661 November 21, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Great news for Northwest navigation in the FY2019 Corps workplan
660 November 2, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Funding needs at Ballard Locks highlighted by Congressional delegation, Port of Coos Bay Rail Line to begin operation November 1st and so much more!
659 October 24, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: WRDA enacted; Orca task force meets Nov. 6th; Interview with CRT negotiator
658 October 19, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Presidential Memorandum addresses BiOp and PNWA joins Secretary James for a tour of Ice Harbor Dam
657 October 15, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Northwest ports highlighted by Congressional delegation and the 2018 Annual Convention
656 October 9, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: 2018 Legislator of the Year, Port of Morrow’s new general manager, orca updates and new members!
655 September 25, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Celebrating a year of successful navigation infrastructure maintenance in the Northwest
654 September 24, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Nor’wester: Snake River dams and orcas – the “debate” heats up
653 September 13, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: News flash! FY2019 Corps funding sails through Congress
652 September 12, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: FY2019 Energy and Water Appropriations to pass on schedule and Water resources bill agreement reached by House & Senate Committee leaders
651 September 5, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: State Department holding Town Hall meeting tomorrow night in Portland and Two Columbia Snake River celebration events this Saturday!
650 August 31, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Judge overturns two-year stay on implementing the 2015 WOTUS rule and so much more!
649 August 27, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA is accepting nominations for the Walter H. Evans Memorial Award and Distinguished Service Awards
648 August 3, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA staff update, Feedback requested for Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force materials, PNWA office has moved!
647 July 27, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: LTG Semonite visits Portland, CRT events, Chairman Shuster draft infrastructure plan, and much more!
646 July 20, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: State Department announces CRT Town Hall in Portland, Proposed revisions to ESA and Comment period extended!
645 July 5, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Summer Conference wrap up; Carpenters join PNWA, House approves sea lion legislation, and more!
644 July 4, 2018 Special July 4th Nor’wester: Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visits Port of Vancouver
643 June 29, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Senate approves FY2019 Corps funding, Trump Administration proposes reorganizing the Corps
642 June 11, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Corps releases FY2018 workplan, includes great support for Northwest projects
641 June 8, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: House passes Corps funding bill, and much, much more!
640 June 6, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: House passes 2018 WRDA
639 May 25, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Corps funding, WRDA update, and more!
638 May 24, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Columbia River Treaty negotiations will begin next week and so much more!
637 May 18, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee releases WRDA 2018 & Additional Details for FY2019 House Energy & Water bill
636 May 14, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: U.S. Army Corps seeks proposals to Section 7001 of WRRDA 2014, Freight Multimodal Projects Funding Opportunity, and more!
635 May 10, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Senate Environment & Public Works Committee releases 2018 water resources legislation
634 May 7, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: House Appropriations Committee releases FY2019 Corps funding bill
633 April 30, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA at State Department’s Columbia River Treaty Town Hall, Columbia River System Operations EIS webinar May 30th and more!
632 April 25, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: H.R. 3144 passes House
631 April 23, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA staff and members participate in Congressional roundtable on WRDA and much more!
630 April 20, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Earthday 2018
629 April 17, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Columbia River Treaty town hall, FAA reauthorization, Mission recap and much more!
628 March 23, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: FY2018 Omnibus passed by House, includes increased funding for the Corps
627 February 23, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Dredged material pilot program, Port of Chelan job opening
626 February 12, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: 2019 President’s Budget Release details
625 January 30, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: New ASA, 408 implementation update, Bill Newbry spotlight, and Taste the Northwest reception!
624 January 8, 2018 PNWA Nor’wester: Small ports get support, Vanport Marine joins PNWA, Port of Skagit spotlight, Port of Siuslaw job opening
623 December 11, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: Congress funds government through December 22, Columbia River Treaty negotiations start in 2018 and more!
622 December 1, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: Additional CRSO meeting on December 7th, new stern buoys, PNWA Spotlight and more!
621 November 15, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: Port of Portland announces new container service at Terminal 6, CRSO public update meeting, and more
620 November 7, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA thanks Captain Paul Amos,2016 Fisheries of the U.S. report and more
619 October 26, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: WRDA discussions kick off, PNWA Member Spotlight, Port of Long Beach job posting
618 October 20, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: Convention recap, 2018 lock closure, new Columbia River Treaty negotiator, PNWA regulatory efforts
617 October 6, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: New Corps leader nominated, Columbia River dredging meetings, Rep. Smith’s freight bill and more!
616 September 18, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: FY2017 TIGER deadline October 16, new MARAD administrator, Port of Seattle award and more!
615 August 16, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: August recess events, CRSO NEPA, and more!
614 July 3, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: HMTF reform bill, INFRA replaces FASTLANE, and DERA reauthorization proposed
613 June 29, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: House Energy and Water bill released & Trump Administration moves to withdraw WOTUS rule
612 June 28, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: Summer Conference success, Columbia River Treaty efforts, DHS reauthorization, and much more!
611 June 1, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: Robinhold is new Port of Portland Executive Director, FEMA grant training, Port of Chelan job, Port of Longview spotlight
610 May 24, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: FY2017 Corps workplan released
609 May 24, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: FY2018 Corps budget details released
608 May 19, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA supports FY2018 Corps funding, PSGP training seminars, Snake River festival and more!
607 May 17, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: Omnibus grant funding details, AAPA Infrastructure Week briefing, and more!
606 May 8, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: Coast Guard change of command, DERA applications open, Congressional letters on BiOp, and more!
605 May 1, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: Omnibus details released
604 April 24, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: PSGP webinar, NOAA charting plan comment period open, new PNWA members!
603 April 22, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: Earth Day Nor’wester
602 April 5, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: Lock closure update, Rep. DeFazio’s infrastructure funding bills, and more!
601 March 23, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA says farewell to Dan Boone, Mission recap, river locks reopen and more!
600 February 9, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: New Port of Vancouver CEO, NOAA Fisheries report, and more!
599 January 23, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA mourns passing of Matt Eames, Oregon delegation supports small ports, Rep. Newhouse joins Appropriations Committee, job postings and more!
598 January 6, 2017 PNWA Nor’wester: Federal Agencies extend scoping period, new House Committee leadership roles, and more!
597 December 12, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: WRDA and CR pass, extended closure begins and more!
596 December 5, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: WRDA conference report released
595 November 29, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: Rep. McMorris Rodgers weighs in on Snake River dams; spotlight on Port of Toledo, and more!
594 November 10, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: 2nd round of FASTLANE Grants and more!
593 October 10, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: Columbia Snake River dams methane study; Congressman Smith introduces freight bill; new PNWA members!
592 September 30, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: New FCRPS BiOp Process Begins
591 September 29, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: House WRDA Passes; Congress passes CR
590 September 23, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: House WRDA Managers Amendment released; EPA releases report on port emissions; new PNWA member!
589 September 15, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: Senate WRDA passes; Barry Thom is NOAA West Coast Regional Adminstrator
588 September 13, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: Senate WRDA progress; Successful PNWA Regulatory Workshop
587 September 8, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: Senate resumes WRDA work; Port of Longview announces new CEO; and more!
586 August 30, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: August Congressional Tour and ConnectOregon Recipients
585 August 16, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: Columbia Basin Partnership nominations open; upcoming conferences; and more!
584 August 4, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: Corps recommends 57′ for Seattle Harbor; Everett and Portland TIGER grants;Plas Newydd joins PNWA and more!
583 July 18, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: Corps accepts comments on NWPs, changes in regional Corps and USCG leadership
582 July 7, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: Fastlane & PSGP recipients announced, BiOp schedule released, new PNWA members and more!
581 June 24, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: New logo; New member; Extended Closure update; Senate WRDA letter; USACE Change of command
580 May 26, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: House WRDA bill passes out of Committee, Controversial amendments stall House Energy & Water bill
579 May 20, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: House WRDA bill released
578 May 12, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA Nor’wester: Senate passes FY2017 Energy & Water Development Appropriations bill
577 May 10, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: PNWA Nor’wester: Former PNWA staffer joins Bonneville Power Administration; Department of Homeland Security seeking comments; MARAD funding opportunity; 2016 Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund
Special May 6, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: Judge Simon rules on Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinion (BiOp) lawsuit
576 April 27, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: Senate WRDA Draft released
575 April 25, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: DC Update – Appropriations & WRDA; Diesel Emission Reduction Act extension proposed; Northwest delegation continues efforts for small ports; Release of Draft EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminal project announced; Corps Announces Spring Navigation Meeting
Special April 22, 2016 Special 2016 Earth Day Edition
574 April 13, 2016 Senate Energy & Water Development Subcommittee Approves FY2017 Appropriations Bill; PNWA featured in river system coverage
573 April 12, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: House releases FY2017 Energy & Water Development Appropriations bill
572 March 31, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: 2016 Mission a great success; Ice Harbor Navigation lock tour; Port of Vancouver releases new ads and a new member joins PNWA!
571 March 9, 2016 Largest container ship to visit the U.S. makes call on Seattle; Navigation stakeholders seek $1.28 billion in FY2017 HMTF spending, $2.8 billion for Corps navigation programe; 2016 PNWA Mission to Washington starts soon
570 February 29, 2016 PNWA Nor’wester: Record number of Snake River redds recorded in Snake River; U.S. Department of Transportation announces 8th round of TIGER funding; U.S. Department of Transportation Freight Summit webinar; Updated PNWA Supported Projects factsheet; New PNWA Member
569 February 19, 2016 PNWA President Paul Amos Awarded “Old Salt” award by Maritime Commerce Club; FEMA announces deadline for FY2016 Port Security Grant Applications
568 February 9, 2016 Support of Northwest navigation in Administration’s FY2016 workplan and FY2017 budget
Press Release February 9, 2016 PNWA applauds Snake River ruling
567 February 8, 2016 Obama Administration to release FY2017 budget tomorrow; Register for the 2016 Mission to DC
566 February 3, 2016 Register for the 2016 Mission to DC; PNWA Executive Director participates in WRDA rountable; PNWA welcomes new member
565 January 11, 2016 Register for the 2016 Mission to DC; MARAD small shipyard grant opportunity; 2016 Annual Maintenance outage dates announced
564 December 18, 2015 Oregon and Washington Senators send small ports support letter to Administration
563 December 16, 2015 Omnibus agreement reached, expected to pass by end of week
562 December 9, 2015 Congress passes five-year transportation bill
561 December 2, 2015 Oregon and Washington House Delegation stands up for small ports
560 November 17, 2015 Surface Transportation bill moves to Conference; Snake River Chinook Returns continue to break records; Port Security Grant Program for Columbia Willamette Snake Rivers Survey; New PNWA member
559 November 5, 2015 Millennium environmental review delayed again by agencies; NOAA releases 2014 Fisheries of the United State report; Lt. Colonel Vail responds to opponents of Snake River Dams; Updated PNWA Supported Projects
558 October 29, 2015 Remembering Dr. Fred Bennett, Maritime Transportation System Committee releases federal funding handbook and much more!
557 October 16, 2015 PNWA Interviewed on; WOTUS Implementation delayed; Walla Walla District Commander writes op-ed supporting Snake River Dams
556 August 14, 2015 PNWA Member David Doeringsfeld Guest Editorial
555 August 12, 2015 PNWA says farewell to Jim Neva; NOAA preserves Buoy 46089; PNWA welcomes Port of Gold Beach
554 August 4, 2015 CEDER analysis of Snake River dams study prompts response; PNWA announces new member
553 July 17, 2015 USACE Northwestern Division leadership change of command ceremony;PNWA celebrates the 10-year anniversery of the fish weir at Ice Harbor dam; Summit Strategies joins PNWA!
552 July 7, 2015 PNWA Featured on OPB’s Think Out Loud
551 June 25, 2015 Senators Cantwell, Murray, Booker, and Markey introduce new national transportation bill; Newhouse-Herrera Beutler hydro amendment passes House; Job Openings; PNWA welcomes new members
550 June 19, 2015 CEDER study questions validity of Waddell claims on Snake River dams; Progress marks the release of NOAA sockeye recovery program
549 June 8, 2015 PNWA welcomes new member RSEC Environmental & Engineering Consulting, Inc; Washington Wheat Growers take on Patagonia misinformation on Snake River Dams
548 May 29, 2015 MARAD announces new grant programs;Final Waters of the US rulemaking released; Corps announces plans for 14-week Columbia River Snake System lock closure
547 May 22, 2015 Senate Appropriations approves FY2016 Energy and Water bill; Members of the Oregon delegation introduce bill to reduce toxins in Columbia River Basin; PNWA announces PROCESS INC. as our newest member
546 May 19, 2015 Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee approves FY2016; NOAA Customer Survey
545 May 14, 2015 Jetty repairs, DERA grants, PNWA weighs in on FFRMS, and Port of Peninsula joins the association
544 May 1, 2015 House passes FY2016 Energy & Water Development Appropriations bill, Idaho House of Representatives passes resolution in support of the Snake River dams and more!
543 April 27, 2015 Outside money funds ads targeting Northwest infrastructure
542 April 22, 2015 House Appropriations Committee passes Energy & Water bill PNWA 2015 Earth Day Email
541 April 16, 2015 Northwest Congressional Delegation letter to President Obama on Columbia River Treaty
540 April 14, 2015 Mission recap, 5 new members join PNWA and more!
538 February 26, 2015 PNWA announces new Snake River dams website Snake River dredging complete US Army Corps of Engineers announces change of leadership at Northwestern Division Oregon ports solicit federal advocacy services
537 February 3, 2015 Press Release
Snake River dredging to move forward
535 January 12, 2015 Maintenance dredging begins on the Lower Snake River PNWA announces new Government Relations Associate Registration open for Mission to Washington, DC
534 December 17, 2014 President Obama signs Cromibus Senate passes tax extender bill, includes inland fuel tax increase Terrorism Risk Insurance Act set to expire
533 December 15, 2014 Senate passes funding bill
532 December 11, 2014 House passes cromnibus, spending bill heads to Senate
531 December 10, 2014 Details of FY2015 funding bill released Portland and Walla Walla Districts announce 2015 Annual Maintenance Lock Closure From the Port Manager…To dredge or not to dredge?
530 November 17, 2014 Corps finalizes plan for Snake River dredging
529 October 28, 2014 PNWA welcomes new member-The American Waterways Operators PNWA featured on Washington Grown EPA to host webinars regarding Waters of the United States proposed rule Clarification or Land Grab? How EPA’s Proposal to Redefine “Water” to Include Dry Land Expands Agency Jurisdiction Beyond Historical Limits
528 October 23, 2014 PNWA 2014 Annual Convention was a success!PNWA joins more than 500 organizations to support “Hit the HMT Target!” campaign USACE Walla Walla District Fall Navigation Meeting announced Port of Lewiston releases Economic Impact Study
527 September 22, 2014 PNWA 2014 Distinguished Service Award Winners Announced Early registration rate expires tomorrow, Tuesday September 23rd EPA announces grant opportunities to reduce diesel emissions at ports USACE to hold fourth and final WRRDA listening session PNWA Member Reminder: Please send your thoughts on Clean Water Act Proposed Rule PNWA Member Reminder: Please submit changes to Policies and Projects document by Friday, September 2.
526 September 19, 2014 Government shutdown averted with passage of continuing resolution (CR); Ex-Im also extended PNWA working to hit the HMTF target! Call for Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) reauthorization Save the Date-2014 Regional Sediment Evaluation Team Annual Meeting Port Westward is hiring a Terminal Manager
525 September 4, 2014 Corps releases Final EIS for Snake River Programmatic Sediment Plan Port of Everett names new CEO Port of Seattle names new CEO Job Opportunity at CRSOA for an Executive Director Request for Abstracts-Global Conference on Inland Fisheries
524 July 24, 2014 Senate releases FY2015 Energy & Water Bill Corps schedules WRRDA Listening Sessions State funds available for freight rail projects
523 July 11, 2014 Details of House FY2015 Energy & Water Development bill released Job Announcements
522 July 8, 2014 PNWA is hiring!
521 June 30, 2014 PNWA’s Summer Conference a success! Bill Chapman Named CEO of Millenium Bulk Terminals-Longview The Port of Coos Bay is hiring for an Environmental Specialist
520 June 18, 2014 FY2015 Senate Energy & Water bill summary released Next round of FCRPS BiOp litigation kicked off with complaint from Earthjustice, et al
519 June 17, 2014 Details of House FY2015 Energy & Water Development bill released
518 June 11, 2014 FY2015 Energy & Water Development bill passed out of subcomittee Comment deadline extended for Waters of the United States proposed rule Maritime Administration accepting Marine Highway project applications PNWA’s Summer Conference is just around the corner-register today!
517 June 10, 2014 WRRDA bill signed into law
516 June 4, 2014 Port of Everett receives Presidential Award for Export Service PNWA staffing update PNWA’s Summer Conference is just around the corner-register today!
515 May 28, 2014 Longview Daily News highlights Columbia River Investments in two part feature PNWA submits comments in support of North Jetty repairs Northwest stakeholders reflect on impressive salmon returns New speakers announced for PNWA Summer Conference, discounted registration ends 5/30! Port of Moses Lake seeks Executive Director
514 May 22, 2014 Senators Boxer and Vitter Applaud Final Passage of WRRDA
513 May 20, 2014 House passes Historic Measure to Strengthen Water Resources Infrastructure & America’s Competitiveness
512 May 15, 2014 WRRDA Conference Report Released-Positive News for the Northwest!
511 May 9, 2014 Agreement reached in WRDA/WRRDA conference
510 May 8, 2014 PNWA Welcomes our new member-GEI Consultants (GEI) Future of Navigation-21st Century Waterways public listening sessions announced Walla Walla District Spring Navigation Meeting Obama Administration releases GROW AMERICA Act
509 April 22, 2014 PNWA welcomes Tereza Edwards, new Administrative Assistant Little Goose navigation lock now in service Happy Earth Day! 2014 Member Environmental Highlights Application deadlines extended for Port of Astoria and World Trade Center Tacoma Executive Director
508 April 16, 2014 PNWA welcomes COL Aguilar, incoming NWP Commander Northwest Congressional Delegation delivers message on Columbia River Treaty ODOT seeking Federal Affairs Advisor
507 April 15, 2014 Registration open now for PNWA’s Summer Conference Mike Ott selected as NWP Channels & Harbors Operations Project Manager
506 April 11, 2014 House passes Coast Guard Maritime Transportation Act Dedging exhibit opens at Oregon History Museum on May 1st Ports of Seattle and Tacoma selected for EPA DERA grants Port of Everett seeks Executive Director/CEO
505 April 3, 2014 PNWA members and colleagues tour John Day and Little Goose Dams PNWA requests environmental project updates from membership by 4/16 World Trade Center Tacoma and Port of Astoria seeking Executive Directors
504 March 25, 2014 Additional repairs needed at Little Goose navigation lock
503 March 19, 2014 PNWA Mission to Washington a success! FEMA announces 2014 Port Security Grant Program PNWA seeking Administrative Assistant (part time) Port of Coos Bay hiring Finance Manager and Communications Manager PNWA congratulates Don Mann on his retirement
502 March 6, 2014 FY2015 budget update
501 March 4, 2014 Project funding amounts for FY2014 and FY2015
500 March 4, 2014 PNWA supported projects win big in FY14 workplan and FY15 budget
499 February 27, 2014 Rep. Jim McDermott announces House companion bill to Maritime Goods Movement Act Availability of TIGER grants announced PNWA mournes Gerald Druffel, former Port of Whitman County Commissioner
498 February 13, 2014 Rep. Doc Hastings announces retirement
497 January 29, 2014 Elliot Mainzer named BPA Administrator Sheryl Carrubba appointed NWD Navigation Porgram Manager New report highlights views on salmon recovery Society of American Military Engineers Symposium November 3-6 PNWA staffing transitions Upcoming lock and dam tours Register today for PNWA’s Regional Meetings and Mission to Washington!
496 January 17, 2014 FY2014 omnibus signed into law New FCRPS BiOp released by federal agencies Port of Garibaldi seeking a General Manager
495 January 14, 2014 Energy & Water Appropriations bill released as part of FY2014 omnibus
494 January 8, 2014 EPA to convene second National Conversation on Ports on January 14 Northwest Senators send letter in support of Section 214 permanence PNWA welcomes Tesoro Savage to the membership Registration open for PNWA Regional Meetings and Mission to Washington
493 December 19, 2013 Senate passes budget, paves way for FY2014 omnibus
492 December 13, 2013 Final “Regional Recommendation for the Future of the Columbia River Treaty after 2024” released
491 December 10, 2013 Corps of Engineers 2014 annual lock maintenance closure scheduled
490 December 9, 2013 PNWA Vice President provides testimony to House members at Columbia River Treaty hearing Career opportunities at the Port of Cascade Locks and Columbia Basin Irrigation District
489 November 21, 2013 Members of the Northwest Congressional delegation demonstrate strong support for small ports
488 November 19, 2013 Rep. Simpson named Energy and Water Chairman for House Appropriations Committee Northwest delegation, PNWA and partners send letters in support of Section 214 permanence
487 November 14, 2013 Rep. Defazio and Rep. Hastings to serve on WRDA Conference Committee
486 November 14, 2013 PNWA staff advocates for navigation in Senate hearing on Columbia River Treaty Value of barging highlighted by Port of Walla Walla in Union-Bulletin PNWA thanks COL Eisenhauer for his service in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
485 October 25, 2013 PNWA files comments on Columbia River Treaty draft recommendation
484 October 23, 2013 House passes water resources legislation
483 October 22, 2013 WRRDA amendments and Committee Report released; House vote tomorrow PNWA welcomes Almota Elevator Company and Van Ness Feldman to the membership
482 October 17, 2013 Shutdown ends, government funded through January 15 House will take up WRRDA next week
481 October 15, 2013 Corps Regulatory Offices close due to government shutdown
480 October 8, 2013 PNWA Annual Convention Recap ConnectOregon V application materials now available
479 September 20, 2013 Columbia River Treaty Update: U.S. Entity releases Draft Regional Recommendation
478 September 19, 2013 House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee passes WRRDA PNWA celebrates record salmon runs on the Columbia River MTSNAC accepting nominations for advisory council members Sponsorship opportunities still available for PNWA Annual Convention
477 September 17, 2013 Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell introduce the Maritime Goods Movement Act
476 September 13, 2013 House WRRDA bill – PNWA report State of Oregon contributes funds to the Corps to dredge coastal ports PNWA welcomes the Port of Everett to the membership
475 September 12, 2013 House WRRDA introduced New FCRPS BiOp released by federal agencies Columbia River Treaty Update: Navigation Concerns Discounted rates for PNWA Annual Convention available until 9/18 Port of Moses Lake seeks Director of Business Development
474 August 20, 2013 PNWA provides tours of river system for Congressional staff President signs McMorris Rodgers’ “Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act” in law PNDC seeking Procurement Counselor & Project Manager
473 August 20, 2013 Benefits of Snake River barging continue to grow
472 August 16, 2013 Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell announce HMTF reform bill PNWA files comments on Columbia River Treaty “working draft recommendation” PNWA files comments on draft comprehensive evaluation of FCRPS BiOp
471 August 7, 2013 House water resources legislation to be considered in September Columbia River Treaty navigation stakeholder meeting scheduled; deadline nears for public comment on U.S. Entity’s working draft Register today for the PNWA Annual Convention – October 2-4, 2013
470 July 29, 2013 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases video to emphasize mission Registration for PNWA’s Annual Convention now open! Career Opportunities at the City of Valdez and Port of Newport
469 July 12, 2013 House approves FY2014 Energy & Water Appropriations bill
468 July 2, 2013 PNWA welcomes American Construction to the membership U.S. Entity releases Columbia River Treaty “Working Draft of a Regional Recommendation” for public comment PNWA in the news Northwest delegation members join Representative Larsen in sending letter of support for Section 214
467 June 28, 2013 PNWA’s 2013 Summer Conference a success!PNWA celebrates our colleagues’ transitions Rep. Herrera Beutler champions small ports; $30M included in House and Senate bills Reminder: ASCE PORTS ’13 Conference registration open East Columbia Irrigation District seeking Staff Engineer and GIS/IT Technician
466 June 25, 2013 FY2013 Corps work plan released; highs and lows for Northwest navigation Senate Energy & Water Development Subcommittee completes mark up of FY2014 bill
465 June 21, 2013 USACE Northwestern Division leadership change on the horizon
464 June 19, 2013 House Appropriations Committee releases FY2014 Energy & Water Appropriations Bill
463 May 23, 2013 Rep. Rick Larsen to speak at PNWA Summer Conference! DHS/FEMA announces 2013 Port Security Grant Program The Merchants Exchange of Portland is seeking a highly skilled Administrative Professional
462 May 21, 2013 PNWA sends letters urging support of NOAA FY14 budget PNWA welcomes Collins Engineers, Inc. and ENVIRON International Corporation to our membership PNWA Summer Conference updated draft now available, raffle items needed Comment period extended for CEQ’s Principles and Requirements draft Interagency Guidelines AAPA Maritime Economic Development Workshop June 27th-28th Reminder: ASCE Ports 13 Conference registration open East Columbia Irrigation District seeking Development Coordinator and Seasonal Engineering Technician
461 May 15, 2013 Senate passes WRDA, bill now heads to the House Interactive SAGE Center opens at Port of Morrow in Boardman, OR Reminder: Register today for PNWA’s Summer Conference!
460 May 15, 2013 PNWA mourns the loss of Don Hosford Odessa Subarea Special Study Record of Decision signed PNWA welcomes BNSF and Columbia County Grain Growers to our membership Register today for PNWA’s Summer Conference
459 May 9, 2013 PNWA HMTF policies modified TIGER 2013 Port Outreach Seminar scheduled for May 10th ASCE Ports ’13 Conference registration open Register today for PNWA’s Summer Conference!
458 May 8, 2013 Debate begins on Senate WRDA bill; Manager’s Amendment includes updated language regarding HMTF and IWTF
457 May 2, 2013 TIGER 2013 webinars announced for May 3rd and May 6th EPA to provide informational webinars on DERA national competition May 13th and 14th
456 April 30, 2013 Senator Wyden and colleagues voice support for small ports TIGER 2013 application materials available, due by June 3rd Navigation funding and jetties featured on Northwest Ag Information Network Broadcasts Register today for PNWA’s Summer Conference!
455 April 12, 2013 PNWA Summer Conference registration opens Monday! MARAD accepting applications for Small Shipyard Grants Program Upcoming public meeting regarding TWIC Reader Rule – May 2nd
454 April 10, 2013 FY14 Budget released today
453 April 9, 2013 Columbia River Treaty Update-Upcoming Meetings PNWA staff facilitate Transportation 101 briefing in Washington DC
452 March 29, 2013 FY2013 Continuing Resolution signed by President Obama New Principles and Guidelines proposed by Council on Environmental Quality
451 March 20, 2013 Senate EPW passes WRDA bill
450 March 20, 2013 Northwest small ports highlighted for Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Senate WRDA bill released; scheduled for markup on Wednesday, March 20 TIGER Grants for Job Creation Act reintroduced in 113th Congress PNWA staff and members tour Columbia Snake River System Dams Mark Wilson appointed Executive Director of the Port of Kalama
449 March 12, 2013 PNWA members deliver policy and funding messages in Washington DC
448 February 22, 2013 PNWA continues efforts despite delays in federal funding process U.S. DOT accepting nominations for National Freight Advisory Committee
447 February 20, 2013 PNWA mourns longtime member Wally Hickerson
446 February 7, 2013 Efforts to support small waterways continue HMTF activity continues in the Senate PNWA partners with AAPA and NWC to support Section 214 permanence Lanny Cawley, Executive Director of the Port of Kalama, announces retirement PNWA welcomes Idaho AFL-CIO to our membership Upcoming PNWA Events Corps hosts Columbia Snake System Lock Users Meeting in conjuction with PNWA’s Lower Columbia River/OR Coast Regional Meeting
445 January 24, 2013 RAMP legislation introduced in the House Opportunity to comment: Lower Snake River PSMP Columbia River Treaty Update – Opportunity for Stakeholder Comment PNWA welcomes three new members! Upcoming PNWA Events
444 December 21, 2012 Governor Kitzhaber sends letter to the Administration in support of small ports
443 December 18, 2012 NMFS convenes recovery “situational assessment” effort; PNWA invited to participate Corps releases draft Lower Snake River PSMP for public comment; PNWA, members to weigh in PNWA members meet with Corps to discuss Columbia River Treaty Efforts New committee assignments for Members of the NW Delegation PNWA is pleased to announce two new members! Upcoming National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium, March 25th-28th 2013
442 November 20, 2012 Members of Northwest Delegation demonstrate support for small ports; send letter to the President
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
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