Senator John Hoeven December 2016 eNewsletter


2017-01-06 17:14:55
<outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/view_newsletter_setup.aspx Quorum_hoeven-iq%2501106362%2501Senator%2bJohn%2bHoeven%2bDecember%2b201 6%2beNewsletter%250113894.6819868.5351510.7050030%2501hoeven%2540unityfe ed.com%2501Mr.%2bFeed%2501Mr.%2bUnity%2bFeed%2501%2501> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/view_newsletter_setup.aspx _text=Y&link=Quorum_hoeven-iq%2501106362%2501Senator%2bJohn%2bHoeven%2bD ecember%2b2016%2beNewsletter%250113894.6819868.5351510.7050030%2501hoeve n%2540unityfeed.com%2501Mr.%2bFeed%2501Mr.%2bUnity%2bFeed%2501%2501> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.hoev en.senate.gov%2f> Official Site <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.hoev en.senate.gov%2f> | Contact Me <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.hoev en.senate.gov%2fcontact> | Services <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.hoev en.senate.gov%2fserving-you> | News <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.hoev en.senate.gov%2fnews> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.face book.com%2fSenatorJohnHoeven> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2ftwitter. com%2fSenJohnHoeven> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.inst agram.com%2fsenjohnhoeven%2f> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yout ube.com%2fuser%2fSenatorJohnHoevenND> January 6, 2017 Dear Friends, Early in December, the Corps of Engineers awarded $46 million for the Fargo flood diversion project <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.hoev en.senate.gov%2fnews%2fnews-releases%2fhoeven-corps-awards-first-contrac t-for-permanent-flood-protection-calls-corps-award-big-step-forward-for- regional-flood-control+> to construct an inlet structure to control water flow into a diversion channel. This is the first federal contract for permanent flood protection for the Red River Valley. A couple of weeks ago we brought <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.hoev en.senate.gov%2fnews%2fnews-releases%2fhoeven-brings-usaf-chief-of-staff -to-nd-to-see-one-of-a-kind-capabilities-of-grand-forks-air-force-base-g rand-sky-tech-park+> the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein to Grand Forks to see the unprecedented UAS capabilities and developments at Grand Forks Air Force Base and Grand Sky. We also received very good news for the North Dakota UAS industry when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved a beyond-line-of-site <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.hoev en.senate.gov%2fnews%2fnews-releases%2ffaa-notifies-hoeven-that-authoriz ation-for-beyond-line-of-sight-operability-is-approved> certificate of authorization (COA) for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks. This COA allows operation of unmanned aerial system (UAS) aircraft that go beyond the line of sight of the operator. This and other stories are detailed below. As a final reflection on December and 2016, Mikey and I hope you had a great holiday season <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yout ube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dfvEuZUKyrLc+> . We look forward to the year ahead as we continue to work to support priorities to strengthen North Dakota and our nation. Sincerely, <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/Quorum_hoeven-iq/Sig_T rans2.jpg> U.S. Senator John Hoeven _____ UAS Beyond-Line-of-Sight FAA Notifies Hoeven of Approval for Beyond-Line-Of-Sight Operability Senator Worked to Secure COA for First in the Nation Beyond-Line-of-Sight Operability WASHINGTON � The FAA approved Senator John Hoeven's request for a certificate of authorization (COA) for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to operate UAS aircraft beyond the operator's line of sight. "The North Dakota test site is the first in the nation to have beyond-line-of-sight operability. This means the test site will be able to better develop new UAS technology, giving North Dakota a competitive edge. This authorization will help companies like General Atomics, Northrop Grumman and future tenants at the Grand Sky technology park test and evaluate complex UAS operations possible nowhere else in the nation. It also makes North Dakota an attractive place for government agencies like NASA, the Air Force and the Department of Homeland Security to integrate UAS into the national airspace system." Click here for more <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.hoev en.senate.gov%2fnews%2fnews-releases%2ffaa-notifies-hoeven-that-authoriz ation-for-beyond-line-of-sight-operability-is-approved> . <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/Quorum_hoeven-iq/NPUAS TSDrone.jpg> Photo courtesy Northern Plains UAS Test Site. _____ North Dakota Provisions in Water Infrastructure Bill Hoeven Legislation in New WRDA Bill Enables Lake Tschida Homes to Remain On Their Lots, Limits Fees for Reservoirs Permits Also Includes Hoeven Initiative for States First Coal Ash Management and Ice Jam Prevention, Mitigation WASHINGTON � Congress passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) bill which includes provisions introduced by Senator John Hoeven. The Hoeven legislation: � Enables Lake Tschida homeowners to remain on their lots; � Limits Fee Increases for permittees on Lake Tschida, Patterson Lake and the Jamestown Reservoir; � Authorizes a states-first approach to coal-ash management and recycling; � Authorizes the Army Corps of Engineers to carry out pilot projects to help prevent and mitigate ice jams, with a priority for the Upper Missouri River Basin. "We worked very hard to ensure that Lake Tscida residents, many of whom have invested a lot of time and money into their properties, can continue to use their homes and enjoy the lake as they have for years. We also worked to cap fee increases for reservoirs around North Dakota so that people can continue to swim, boat, fish and enjoy the reservoirs for generations to come." Click here to read more <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.hoev en.senate.gov%2fnews%2fnews-releases%2fhoeven-legislation-in-new-wrda-bi ll-enables-lake-tschida-homes-to-remain-on-their-lots-limits-fees-for-re servoirs-permits> . <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/Quorum_hoeven-iq/WRDAM eeting.jpg> Hoeven hosts a meeting in Bismarck to discuss his provisions for North Dakota in water infrastructure bill. _____ Opioid Roundtable and Legislation Hoeven Working to Support Comprehensive Efforts to Prevent & Treat Opioid Addiction Senator Meets with Fargo Blue Ribbon Commission, Outlines Opioid Funding in Cures Act FARGO, N.D. � Senator John Hoeven hosted a roundtable with the Fargo metro area's Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction to highlight federal opportunities to advance local efforts to improve and expand prevention and treatment services, including: � Opioid prevention and treatment funding included in the 21st Century Cures Act; � Hoeven's Illegal Synthetic Drug Safety Act of 2016; � Expanded prevention and education efforts in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. "The Centers for Disease Control identified North Dakota as one of 14 that experienced a statistically significant increase in drug overdose deaths between 2013 and 2014. The influx of opioids into our communities has brought tremendous pain and tragedy for families in our state. We are working to support a comprehensive approach, where our law enforcement, educators and health care providers, including those who attend to mental health and substance abuse, have the tools they need to prevent and treat addiction." Click here for more <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.hoev en.senate.gov%2fnews%2fnews-releases%2fhoeven-working-to-support-compreh ensive-efforts-to-prevent-and-treat-opioid-addiction+> . <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/Quorum_hoeven-iq/Opioi d_Roundtable.jpg> Hoeven hosts a roundtable in Fargo to discuss new laws and his work to combat opioid abuse. _____ Coal Ash Recycling Legislation Hoeven-Manchin States-First Coal Ash Recycling Legislation Passes as Part of New Water Bill Legislation Will Help Recycle Coal Ash into Building Materials BISMARCK, N.D. � Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable to outline coal ash recycling legislation he and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) worked to pass as part of the new water development bill passed by Congress. "Our legislation will make it easier for coal ash to be recycled into materials that have a wide range of safe and cost-effective applications, including in the construction of buildings, roads, bridges and other necessary infrastructure. For example, both the North Dakota Heritage Center on the Capitol grounds in Bismarck and the Bismarck State College Energy Center of Excellence are constructed of recycled coal ash." Click here for more <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13894.6819868.5351510.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.hoev en.senate.gov%2fnews%2fnews-releases%2fhoeven-manchin-states-first-coal- ash-recycling-legislation-passes-as-part-of-new-water-bill+> . <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/Quorum_hoeven-iq/Coal_ Ash_Roundtable.jpg> Hoeven hosts a roundtable in Bismarck to discuss his legislation to help recycle coal ash. _____ National Defense Authorization Act Congress Passes National Defense Authorization Act Bill Approves Key Priorities for North Dakota and the Nation WASHINGTON � Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which approves the nation's military programs. "Passing NDAA is an important step because this legislation authorizes our nation's military programs and includes key provisions that will benefit North Dakota's bases and missions. 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January 6, 2017

Dear Friends,

Early in December, the Corps of Engineers awarded $46 million for the Fargo flood diversion project to construct an inlet structure to control water flow into a diversion channel. This is the first federal contract for permanent flood protection for the Red River Valley.

A couple of weeks ago we brought the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein to Grand Forks to see the unprecedented UAS capabilities and developments at Grand Forks Air Force Base and Grand Sky.

We also received very good news for the North Dakota UAS industry when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved a beyond-line-of-site certificate of authorization (COA) for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks. This COA allows operation of unmanned aerial system (UAS) aircraft that go beyond the line of sight of the operator. This and other stories are detailed below.

As a final reflection on December and 2016, Mikey and I hope you had a great holiday season. We look forward to the year ahead as we continue to work to support priorities to strengthen North Dakota and our nation.

Sincerely,


U.S. Senator John Hoeven


UAS Beyond-Line-of-Sight

FAA Notifies Hoeven of Approval for Beyond-Line-Of-Sight Operability
Senator Worked to Secure COA for First in the Nation Beyond-Line-of-Sight Operability

WASHINGTON – The FAA approved Senator John Hoeven’s request for a certificate of authorization (COA) for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to operate UAS aircraft beyond the operator’s line of sight.

“The North Dakota test site is the first in the nation to have beyond-line-of-sight operability. This means the test site will be able to better develop new UAS technology, giving North Dakota a competitive edge. This authorization will help companies like General Atomics, Northrop Grumman and future tenants at the Grand Sky technology park test and evaluate complex UAS operations possible nowhere else in the nation. It also makes North Dakota an attractive place for government agencies like NASA, the Air Force and the Department of Homeland Security to integrate UAS into the national airspace system.” Click here for more.


Photo courtesy Northern Plains UAS Test Site.


North Dakota Provisions in Water Infrastructure Bill

Hoeven Legislation in New WRDA Bill Enables Lake Tschida Homes to Remain On Their Lots, Limits Fees for Reservoirs Permits
Also Includes Hoeven Initiative for States First Coal Ash Management and Ice Jam Prevention, Mitigation

WASHINGTON – Congress passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) bill which includes provisions introduced by Senator John Hoeven.

The Hoeven legislation:

• Enables Lake Tschida homeowners to remain on their lots;

• Limits Fee Increases for permittees on Lake Tschida, Patterson Lake and the Jamestown Reservoir;

• Authorizes a states-first approach to coal-ash management and recycling;

• Authorizes the Army Corps of Engineers to carry out pilot projects to help prevent and mitigate ice jams, with a priority for the Upper Missouri River Basin.

“We worked very hard to ensure that Lake Tscida residents, many of whom have invested a lot of time and money into their properties, can continue to use their homes and enjoy the lake as they have for years. We also worked to cap fee increases for reservoirs around North Dakota so that people can continue to swim, boat, fish and enjoy the reservoirs for generations to come.” Click here to read more.


Hoeven hosts a meeting in Bismarck to discuss his provisions for North Dakota in water infrastructure bill.


Opioid Roundtable and Legislation

Hoeven Working to Support Comprehensive Efforts to Prevent & Treat Opioid Addiction
Senator Meets with Fargo Blue Ribbon Commission, Outlines Opioid Funding in Cures Act

FARGO, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven hosted a roundtable with the Fargo metro area’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction to highlight federal opportunities to advance local efforts to improve and expand prevention and treatment services, including:

• Opioid prevention and treatment funding included in the 21st Century Cures Act;

• Hoeven’s Illegal Synthetic Drug Safety Act of 2016;

• Expanded prevention and education efforts in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

“The Centers for Disease Control identified North Dakota as one of 14 that experienced a statistically significant increase in drug overdose deaths between 2013 and 2014. The influx of opioids into our communities has brought tremendous pain and tragedy for families in our state. We are working to support a comprehensive approach, where our law enforcement, educators and health care providers, including those who attend to mental health and substance abuse, have the tools they need to prevent and treat addiction.” Click here for more.


Hoeven hosts a roundtable in Fargo to discuss new laws and his work to combat opioid abuse.


Coal Ash Recycling Legislation

Hoeven-Manchin States-First Coal Ash Recycling Legislation Passes as Part of New Water Bill
Legislation Will Help Recycle Coal Ash into Building Materials

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable to outline coal ash recycling legislation he and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) worked to pass as part of the new water development bill passed by Congress.

“Our legislation will make it easier for coal ash to be recycled into materials that have a wide range of safe and cost-effective applications, including in the construction of buildings, roads, bridges and other necessary infrastructure. For example, both the North Dakota Heritage Center on the Capitol grounds in Bismarck and the Bismarck State College Energy Center of Excellence are constructed of recycled coal ash.” Click here for more.


Hoeven hosts a roundtable in Bismarck to discuss his legislation to help recycle coal ash.


National Defense Authorization Act

Congress Passes National Defense Authorization Act
Bill Approves Key Priorities for North Dakota and the Nation

WASHINGTON – Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which approves the nation’s military programs.

“Passing NDAA is an important step because this legislation authorizes our nation’s military programs and includes key provisions that will benefit North Dakota’s bases and missions. This means that we will continue key programs like the North Dakota National Guard’s missions in Fargo, nuclear missions at Minot Air Force Base and the Global Hawk mission at Grand Forks.” Click here for more.

 
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