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EPA Confirms it Will Set MCLs for PFAS and PFOA

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), a top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW)  applauds an announcement from David Ross, EPA Assistant Administrator for water, indicating the Agency intends to set a legal limit for two toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals found in drinking water. Specifically, the Agency will regulate perfluorooctane [...]

WWEMA Continues Its ETTAC Participation

WWEMA will continue to be represented on the U.S. Department of Commerce's Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC). The Committee’s purpose is to provide insight and advice regarding the development and administration of programs to expand U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods, services, and products. ETTAC members consist of experts drawn from academia, industry, federal laboratories, and relevant [...]

Water Recycling Bill Introduced in Congress

On February 13, 2019, Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA), along with 16 other Democratic U.S. Congressional Representatives, introduced the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act. The Act, which was assigned bill number HR.1162, is intended to increase Federal investment in major water reuse and recycling projects in 17 states in the West. After introduction, the bill was [...]

WWEMA Participates in US Water Alliance One Water Meeting

On January 29, 2019, WWEMA participated in the US Water Alliance One Water Council meeting. The meeting was conducted online via a webinar format and contained a presentation by Emily Simonson, Program Manager at the Alliance. Simonson’s presentation reviewed components of Consolidation that were referenced in a prior January 16, 2019 Alliance webinar addressing Utility Consolidation. [...]

President Trump Expands “Buy American” Requirements

On January 31, 2019 President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) On Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects. This EO strengthens and expands “Buy American” requirements that are a condition of many Federally-funded infrastructure projects, such as sewer lines, roads and bridges, and broadband internet. The EO’s scope is broad and the financial impact likely [...]

EPA Announces PFAS Management Plan

On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a 64-page plan for managing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The PFAS Action Plan is detailed and multifaceted, but at a high level includes the following key EPA actions to address the challenges these substances present. · Expand toxicity information for PFAS · Develop new tools to [...]

President Trump Signs Appropriations Bill

After the longest partial Federal government shutdown in U.S. history, and a stopgap spending bill allowing affected agencies to reopen, the U.S. Congress and the Trump Administration have now reached agreement on government-wide appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019. The agreement will include seven separate appropriations bills that will fund formerly shuttered agencies including the U.S. Environmental [...]