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EPA and States Begin 2020 Drinking Water Needs Survey

During the week of June 17, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a meeting in San Francisco, California with state coordinators and kicked off the 2020 Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment (DWINSA). This will be the seventh such survey of public water system infrastructure and treatment needs and is used to estimate [...]

EPA Publishes Proposed Perchlorate Drinking Water Regulation

On June 26, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator published a proposed rulemaking for the regulation of perchlorate in drinking water to establish a perchlorate Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) and Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) at 0.056 mg/L. The proposal also includes a list of treatment technologies that would enable water systems to comply [...]

WWEMA Members Participate in AWWA ACE Show 

On June 10-12, 2019 approximately a dozen WWEMA members exhibited at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE) trade show. Other WWEMA members that did not exhibit also participated as show attendees. The show was held in Denver, Colorado and included a technical program, along with exhibition space. WWEMA also had a [...]

EPA Proposes Perchlorate Regulation

On May 23, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) signed a proposed rulemaking for the regulation of perchlorate in drinking water to establish a perchlorate Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) at 0.056 mg/L as well as a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) at the same level under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). In the [...]

U.S. House Approves Committee Interior-EPA Funding Bill

On May 22, 2019, the House Appropriations Committee voted to advance a bill to fund the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Interior (DOI) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The bill includes $13.8 billion for DOI with EPA receiving approximately $9.5 billion, which represents an increase of nearly $700 million over its current [...]

President Trump Escalates Tariff War with China

After extensive trade talks with China ended without an agreement on May 10, 2019, President Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports from 10 percent to 25 percent. China retaliated three days later, announcing new tariffs on $60 billion of American exports. These new tariffs on American goods will take effect on June 1, [...]

Register Today for WWEMA F&CA Meeting—July 25-26, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN

WWEMA’s ever popular Finance and Contracts Administration (F&CA) Council Meeting will be held July 25-26, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. The meeting will be hosted by the Law Offices of Barnes and Thornburg LLP and hotel accommodations will be provided by the Hilton Garden Inn located nearby at 10 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204. This year’s [...]