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Posted: Monday, April 21, 2003

Storm water regulations workshop Thursday

JUNEAU - To help members of Alaska's development and construction industry better understand the requirements of federal storm water regulations, the Alaska Associated General Contractors and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold an informational workshop in Juneau on Thursday.

The workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

The 1992 federal requirements for storm-water management have recently been expanded and now require smaller construction sites to manage storm-water run-off. The EPA plans to conduct inspections of Alaska construction sites to determine whether contractors are following the regulations, EPA officials said.

Tailored specifically for the construction trade, the workshop will feature presentations by erosion control experts and EPA officials who will offer the latest in storm-water pollution control techniques and permit requirements. The experts will also be available to answer questions and will direct attendees to additional information resources.

Those interested in attending the workshop should contact Avery Jenckes of the Alaska AGC at (907) 561-5354, or visit the AGC Web site, Space is limited. The AGC's registration fee is $150.

Flyfishing store celebrates anniversary

JUNEAU - Juneau Flyfishing Goods is celebrating five years in business this month, owner Brad Elfers said in a statement released to the Empire.

The full-service flyfishing shop carries tackle, flies, apparel and fly-tying materials for the angler. The shop also offers classes in casting and flyfishing techniques, books and guided trips with a local outfitter.

The store is downtown in the Senate Building at 175 S. Franklin Street. It can be reached at 586-3754.

Summer finance academy planned

JUNEAU - The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management, the University of Alaska Southeast and the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. will host a finance academy in Juneau on June 16 and 17.

High school students will meet from 9 a.m. to noon both days, middle school students from 1 to 4 p.m., and adults from 6 to 9 p.m. The sessions June 16 will be at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., 801 W. 10th St., Suite 302; the June 17 sessions will be in Room 210 of the Whitehead Building at UAS.

Joe Hines, a business and finance instructor at UAF, will teach the sessions, which will cover the basics of investing. The finance academy is free, but limited to 25 students per session. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a certificate for completing the academy.

For more information, visit, call (907) 474-6518 or e-mail

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