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House approves PFAS legislation; AMWA objects

House approves PFAS legislation; AMWA objects

January 13, 2020 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Under legislation approved by the House of Representatives last week, the U.S. EPA would be given two years to finalize a drinking water regulation for two common per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The measure, the PFAS Action Act of 2019 (H.R. 535), would also put in place an expedited processRead More

NACWA: Congress releases final NDAA bill excluding controversial PFAS provisions

NACWA: Congress releases final NDAA bill excluding controversial PFAS provisions

December 16, 2019 at 10:23 am 0 comments

In an important legislative achievement for clean water, House and Senate negotiators released their compromise Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) earlier this week and excluded the most problematic PFAS provisions. The full report and summary are viewable online. Significantly for the clean water sector, the final package does not include a provision toRead More

Transformational Treatment in Tucson

Transformational Treatment in Tucson

December 12, 2019 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

Groundwater Remediation Achieved through a 25-Year CERCLA-to-Drinking Water Program Of the many responsibilities with which a water utility is regularly tasked, ensuring public health is always at the forefront. In fact, public health is tied to just about everything a water utility does. But sometimes, fulfilling that responsibility doesn’t comeRead More

AMWA: House panel divided as PFAS reform advances

AMWA: House panel divided as PFAS reform advances

November 25, 2019 at 9:38 am 0 comments

According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), the House Energy and Commerce Committee split largely along party lines last week when approving a package of legislation intended to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle seemed to be in agreement, however,Read More

Hollywood film shines light on water quality, PFOA

Hollywood film shines light on water quality, PFOA

November 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies, which represents regulated water and wastewater companies in the United States, praised a Hollywood film for raising awareness about the importance of water quality and the dangers of PFAS/PFOA contamination in drinking water. The film, “Dark Waters,” now in theaters, tells the story ofRead More

House panel approves assortment of PFAS proposals

House panel approves assortment of PFAS proposals

September 30, 2019 at 9:46 am 0 comments

According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), a House of Representatives subcommittee last week approved a slate of 13 bills related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Among the legislation, bills include measures that would require EPA to issue a drinking water regulation for total PFAS within twoRead More

AWWA’s Mehan testifies on PFAS in drinking water

AWWA’s Mehan testifies on PFAS in drinking water

May 20, 2019 at 9:31 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) testified recently before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change about approaches to addressing PFAS in drinking water. Tracy Mehan, executive director of government affairs, spoke on behalf of AWWA, the non-profit organization whose 51,000 members represent water professionals throughout North America. “EPARead More

EPA announces first-ever comprehensive PFAS action plan

EPA announces first-ever comprehensive PFAS action plan

February 25, 2019 at 9:20 am 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler recently announced EPA’s first-ever comprehensive Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan. This historic PFAS Action Plan responds to extensive public interest and input the agency has received over the past year and represents the first time EPA has built aRead More