Upcoming Meeting Materials Posted

  Meeting Materials for upcoming meetings have been posted for Members: 



Members may register online for upcoming meetings or get more meeting details  at http://www.surety.org/events/event_list.asp

Federal Agency Withdraws Hard Rock Mining Rule

Federal Agency Withdraws Hard Rock Mining Rule 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not adopt final regulations for its proposed financial responsibility requirements for hard rock mining operations for metals and non-metallic fuel minerals that SFAA opposed. Surety bonds would have been accepted to meet the requirement and SFAA noted that the bond requirement could have been duplicative of existing state and federal reclamation bonding requirements. We also opposed provisions that would have permitted direct actions on the bond. Other stakeholders also noted the potential for duplicative financial responsibility requirements and the potential problems with the direct action provisions. The EPA agreed with these concerns and will not move forward with its proposal.

SFAA Newsletter posted – January/February 2018 Edition

The 2018 January/February Edition of the SFAA Newsletter has been posted.  Beginning this year, each Newsletter will be available to the public. In addition to our regular Association news, we will be providing original content for our members and supporters to share. In this issue, we examine Carillion’s Collapse and Why Bonding Matters.

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2003-2018 Case Summary lists updated

Case Summary Reports have been posted for Members, Subscribers, Claims Advisors and Case Summary Subscribers:

  • 2003-2018 Surety and Fidelity Cases Indexed by State/Topic
  • 2003-2018 Surety Cases Indexed by Topic
  • 2003-2018 Fidelity Cases Indexed by Topic
  • 2003-2018 Bail Cases by State

Members should navigate to the Claims page.
Subscribers should navigate to the Home / Subscriber Home Page.
Claims Advisors should navigate to the Home / Claims Advisors Home Page.
Case Summary Subscribers should navigate to Home / Case Summary Subscriber Home Page.


SFAA Working on Oklahoma Bill that Prohibits Retainage When Bonds are in Place

  SFAA Working on Oklahoma Bill that Prohibits Retainage When Bonds are in Place 

SFAA and AIA are working with the local surety association in Oklahoma to address HB 2676, which would prohibit the withholding of retainage from the general contractor on public buildings and public works projects if bonds under the Little Miller Act are in place. Oklahoma’s bond threshold is $50,000, and existing law provides that not more than 5% of the contract price may be withheld. For subcontractors, the bill provides that either retainage of not more than 5% may be withheld or performance and maintenance bonds could be required as a condition of the subcontract.

Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.