Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing: January 20, 2020

  • DHS CISA urges facilities with chemicals to consider enhanced security measures during heightened geopolitical tensions with Iran
  • Webinar: Section 2018 of America’s Water Infrastructure Act
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  • AMWA office closed Monday for MLK Day

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Monday Morning Briefing: January 13, 2020

  • AMWA objects as House approves PFAS legislation
  • CEQ unveils proposal to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Federal agencies maintain spotlight on Iranian threats
  • House climate plan seeks carbon neutrality by 2050
  • White House sends nominees for NOAA, Interior posts to Senate
  • New 21st Century podcast series focuses on “Creating a Circular Economy”
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Monday Morning Briefing: January 6, 2020

  • House to kickoff 2020 with vote on PFAS legislation
  • 2020 federal agenda holds hazy timelines for major regulatory actions on water
  • DHS re-ups bulletin on Iranian cyber activity
  • January webinar to review SRF American iron and steel requirements
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Monday Morning Briefing: December 23, 2019

  • Water programs decline slightly as EPA enjoys FY20 funding boost
  • PFAS mandate kept out of appropriations bill
  • EPA grants 30-day extension for LCR comments in response to stakeholder requests
  • Defense policy bill with modest PFAS provisions goes to president
  • AMWA-inspired resilience program receives first funding
  • AMWA weighs in on draft National Water Reuse Action Plan
  • EPA releases new analytical method for detecting PFAS
  • Save the dates of March 30 to April 2 for AMWA’s 2020 Water Policy Conference
  • AMWA holiday schedule

Monday Morning Briefing: December 16, 2019

  • PFAS provisions limited in defense bill, but could find a home in spending measure
  • President wants to flush water efficiency standards
  • AMWA and NACWA release latest resilience webinar materials
  • EPA offers access to water workforce presentations
  • New podcast series focuses on issues facing America’s water systems
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Monday Morning Briefing: December 9, 2019

  • National Drinking Water Advisory Council explores EPA regulatory actions
  • Congress drops PFAS provisions from defense bill
  • EPA seeks comment on adding PFAS to the Toxics Release Inventory
  • Government predicts high price tag for PFAS mandate
  • Early registration available for AWWA Potable Reuse Symposium
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Monday Morning Briefing: November 25, 2019

  • Divided House panel advances PFAS reforms
  • December 5 Webinar: Operationalizing Resilience in the Water Sector
  • Final RMP rule reverses Obama-era chemical security standards
  • Congress pushes spending decisions into December
  • New proposal revising EPA’s 2015 Steam Electric Power Plant Effluent Guidelines hits Federal Register
  • PFAS debate goes Hollywood with Ruffalo testimony
  • US Water Alliance webinar to explore community climate resilience
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday Morning Briefing: November 18, 2019

  • Proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions hit Federal Register opening 60-day comment period
  • Lawmakers primed to punt on spending bills
  • National Drinking Water Advisory Council to meet December 4 and 5
  • EPA slams NYT article on “secret science” proposal
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Monday Morning Briefing: November 11, 2019

  • MOU between EPA and Bureau of Reclamation advances collaboration on funding for reuse
  • WRF releases guide and toolbox for utility partnerships
  • Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to lead NRDC
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  • AMWA office closed for Veterans Day

Monday Morning Briefing: November 4, 2019

  • AMWA outlines considerations for EPA’s development of harmful algal blooms policy
  • Senate signs off on EPA funding bill
  • CWSRF reauthorization, resilience program expansion advance in wastewater policy bill
  • “Skinny” defense bill would cut out PFAS
  • Spaces still available for 2020 Water & Wastewater Leadership Center
  • November marks Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
  • Water workforce webinar recording available online
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