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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 [...]

U.S. Reaches Deal to Lift Canada & Mexico Steel/Aluminum Tariffs

On May 17, 2019, the Washington Post, and other news agencies reported that the United States has reached a deal to lift the tariffs it imposes on industrial metals imported from Canada and Mexico. Part of this deal will require Canada and Mexico to help ensure through new monitoring and enforcement actions that steel from China [...]

House Introduces Infrastructure Bill

On May 15, 2019, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) introduced H.R.2741, referred to as the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow's (LIFT) America Act (or simply LIFT Act). The Bill was referred to several committees including the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The Bill, which has a focus on climate change, clean [...]

House Introduces Bill Requiring Total PFAS Drinking Water Standard

On April 29, 2019, U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI) introduced legislation title Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act. The bill, HR.2377, addresses the level of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. Specifically, it would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to establish a maximum contaminant level goal [...]