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EPA designates PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

EPA designates PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

April 19, 2024 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday finalized more regulatory action on PFAS as it moved to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. EPA also releasedRead More

EPA finalizes highly-anticipated rule to regulate PFAS in drinking water

EPA finalizes highly-anticipated rule to regulate PFAS in drinking water

April 11, 2024 at 11:15 am 0 comments

On April 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR), establishing Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The long-awaited regulation has drawn pushback from the water sector over the cost increases it mayRead More

FY25 budget request for EPA maintains SRFs at current levels

FY25 budget request for EPA maintains SRFs at current levels

March 22, 2024 at 7:15 am 0 comments

The White House recently released its FY25 budget request for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The total budget request for EPA would be an increase of nearly $2 billion over FY24 levels, while the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) would be maintainedRead More

2024 Regulatory Outlook: PFAS, Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

2024 Regulatory Outlook: PFAS, Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

February 26, 2024 at 9:05 am 0 comments

By Brian Redder & Erica Brown As 2024 commences, EPA is hard at work preparing to finalize two major rulemakings under the Safe Drinking Water Act by the end of the year: the PFAS national primary drinking water regulations and the Lead and Copper RuleRead More

AWWA, AMWA question feasibility, cost of Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

AWWA, AMWA question feasibility, cost of Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

February 8, 2024 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

In recent public comments submitted on the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) rule, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) reiterated its support for removing lead service lines across the country, but recommended “critical revisions” to make the rule feasible and affordable. “Over the last several decades, theRead More

Water, infrastructure groups show support for tax-exempt bond financing

Water, infrastructure groups show support for tax-exempt bond financing

January 29, 2024 at 5:45 am 0 comments

This month, the Government Finance Officers Association spearheaded a letter to Congress noting the value of maintaining access to tax-preferred infrastructure financing options. Water sector associations, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), which represent utilityRead More

House passes EPA spending bill that would reduce SRFs

House passes EPA spending bill that would reduce SRFs

November 6, 2023 at 10:19 am 0 comments

The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved an appropriations bill that would reduce total funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and some of the agency’s key funding programs, although the measure is unlikely to get very far. The measure would reduce EPA’s fundingRead More

AMWA, other sector orgs support continued LIHWAP funding

AMWA, other sector orgs support continued LIHWAP funding

October 19, 2023 at 10:24 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan of Water Agencies (AMWA) recently joined more than 150 national, state and local organizations in writing to congressional leaders to express strong support for continued funding for the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) at Department of Health and Human Services inRead More

EPA pulls back cybersecurity rule

EPA pulls back cybersecurity rule

October 12, 2023 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will withdraw plans to require states to survey cybersecurity best practices at public water systems — welcome news to much of the industry that opposed the approach. The EPA proposal was included in the agency’s FY22Read More

AWWA: EPA ‘should consider withdrawing’ proposed NPDWR for PFOA, PFOS

AWWA: EPA ‘should consider withdrawing’ proposed NPDWR for PFOA, PFOS

June 5, 2023 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

In public comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week, two water sector associations representing the drinking water sector offered strong recommendations to the agency’s proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for PFAS. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and AssociationRead More