Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing: August 10, 2020

  • New AMWA website debuts late this week
  • FEMA releases 2020 funding notices for mitigation grants
  • WaterISAC to convene disinformation webinar
  • EPA plans August 18 Effective Utility Management webinar
  • Sacramento area utilities collaborate on dashboard of needed infrastructure projects  
  • NOAA, Interior seek comment on two potential definitions for “habitat” in ESA
  • Registration open for WateReuse Virtual Symposium
  • This Week In Congress 

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Monday Morning Briefing: August 3, 2020

  • AMWA defends science-based contaminant regulatory process in hearing testimony
  • Democrats and Republicans lay out markers on next COVID-19 package
  • EPA finalizes rule to reduce lead in plumbing materials
  • House easily approves water resource bill
  • Michigan adopts some of the most stringent PFAS drinking water limits in the nation

Monday Morning Briefing: July 27, 2020

  • SDWA hearing, WRDA vote, COVID negotiations on tap this week
  • House advances EPA spending bill with WIFIA restrictions
  • Federal agencies urge immediate infrastructure protection actions
  • WaterISAC releases latest threat analysis report
  • AMWA management conference topic survey, call for abstracts ends July 29 
  • NOAA announces grant funding for coastal climate adaptation funding
  • Progress made on National Water Reuse Action Plan implementation
  • Final determination to not regulate perchlorate hits Federal Register

Monday Morning Briefing: July 20, 2020

  • Trump administration finalizes National Environmental Policy Act changes
  • PFAS, spending votes queued up on Capitol Hill
  • EPA seeks applicants for latest round of WIFIA loans
  • AWWA releases new survey on the public’s perception of tap water
  • Comments sought on development of fifth National Climate Assessment

Monday Morning Briefing: July 13, 2020

  • Spat over federal project eligibility threatens WIFIA projects
  • Draft EPA spending bill features level funding, new infusion of emergency cash
  • Senator eyes municipal relief through “American Infrastructure Bonds”
  • EPA releases COVID-19 financial impact tool
  • Learn the basics of the Toxic Substances Control Act in new webinar series hosted by ASDWA

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Monday Morning Briefing: July 6, 2020

  • EPA to terminate temporary enforcement discretion policy August 31
  • House approves massive infrastructure bill with loan funds, lead service line replacement funds
  • Water infrastructure funding, community resilience featured in House climate outline
  • AMWA continues to argue drinking water exposure should be included in TSCA risk evaluations
  • AMWA joins effort to extend federal relief funds to special districts
  • Federal government releases Spring 2020 Unified Agenda

Monday Morning Briefing: June 29, 2020

  • DWSRF reauthorization, PFAS grants included in House infrastructure plan
  • AMWA’s latest COVID-19 webinar recording leads resource page additions
  • Reminder: AMWA management awards application deadline is July 15
  • Creating a Cybersecurity Culture – July 8 webinar
  • EPA releases EPANET 2.2.0: An EPA and Water Community Collaboration
  • AMWA supports proposed increased transparency in development of EPA guidances
  • Registration open for 35th Annual WateReuse Virtual Symposium

Monday Morning Briefing: June 22, 2020

  • EPA issues final decision: agency will not regulate perchlorate
  • Infrastructure vote on deck in House of Representatives
  • AMWA's June 25 COVID-19 webinar highlights lessons learned on resilience
  • AMWA collects new toolkit for COVID-19 page
  • WaterSMART water efficiency funding opportunity announced, drought program deadline extended
  • AMWA joins push for water technology aid

Monday Morning Briefing: June 15, 2020

  • AMWA backs EPA's proposal to regulate PFOA and PFOS
  • AMWA seeks COVID-19 aid for public utilities
  • EPA solicits nominations to fill five vacancies for appointment to NDWAC
  • AMWA COVID-19 webinar to discuss lessons learned by speakers, participants
  • AMWA continues COVID-19 resource collection
  • Water workforce diversity, effective utility management take spotlight in EPA webinars
  • Resilience webinar recording and materials posted online

Monday Morning Briefing: June 8, 2020

  • AMWA joins coalition in letter to EPA concerning regulation of PFOA and PFOS
  • EPA finalizes rule updating and clarifying Clean Water Act Section 401
  • New Jersey finalizes some of the nation's strictest drinking water limits on PFOA and PFOS
  • EPA announces selections for Great Lakes Advisory Board, releases State of the Great Lakes Report
  • Federal Reserve expands access to municipal liquidity assistance
  • FEMA announces new preparedness toolkit