continue reading » The NCUA Board approved two NAFCU-supported proposals related to exam appeals, which the agency says will increase transparency and due process, yesterday during its open meeting. NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger thanked the board for listening to credit unions’ concerns and making appropriate appeals process changes.“NAFCU and our member credit unions appreciate the NCUA Board’s commitment to easing regulatory burden,” Berger said. “These changes to the exam appeals process will simplify and improve the process for credit unions. We will continue our efforts to improve the regulatory environment to help ensure credit unions are able to grow and thrive.”One of the approved rules standardizes the appeals process for regulations that currently have their own review and appeals procedures. The other expands the number of supervisory determinations appealable to the agency’s Supervisory Review Committee and provides credit unions the opportunity for additional review by the director of the Office of Examination and Insurance. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District recently awarded a contract to Ryba Marine Construction to repair a portion of the Buffalo South breakwater.The 10,200-foot Buffalo South breakwater protects the Buffalo Harbor and nearby dredged sediment confined disposal facilities.The south breakwater is exposed to deep water wave and ice action, which has caused a 1,000-foot section at the south end to breakdown and unravel.“Navigation is one of the Corps of Engineers’ earliest Civil Works missions,” said USACE, Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Jason Toth. “The investment to repair a degraded reach of the Buffalo South breakwater will ensure safe navigation for vessels and protect the harbor.”According to the Corps, they will use work plan funding from fiscal years 2017 and 2018 for the repair project.The awarded contract covers 325 feet of the 1,000 feet of critical repair. There are two options that could repair another 225 feet of the breakwater under the current contract, if fiscal year 2019 work plan funding is received. The remaining 450 feet of critical repair could be funded in the fiscal year 2019 work plan or a future work plan.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The three biggest names in men’s pole vault will compete against each other in a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic. And they’ll do it from their own backyards. World Athletics says it’s looking to hold Ultimate Garden Clash competitions in other events.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Associated Press The Latest: Pole vault stars organize backyard competition Video links will connect world record holder Armand Duplantis, world champion Sam Kendricks and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.World Athletics calls it “The Ultimate Garden Clash” and will stream it on social media.Duplantis will be in Louisiana, Kendricks in Mississippi and Lavillenie in France.Their challenge is to clear the most 5-meter jumps within 30 minutes. The athletes agreed on the format because adjusting the bar is not practical without officials in place.Duplantis broke Lavillenie’s world record in February. He cleared 6.17 meters and then 6.18 on consecutive weekends. May 1, 2020
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