Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing: March 30, 2020

  • Water utility leaders online COVID-19 discussion set for April 1
  • Latest COVID-19 legislation carries aid for states and municipalities
  • AMWA engages with Labor Department on coronavirus leave benefits
  • EPA seeks examples of COVID-19 supply chain impacts
  • Water Supply Rule withdrawn
  • Congress departs Washington until late April

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Monday Morning Briefing: March 23, 2020

  • AMWA, water sector partners reassure public of drinking water safety
  • Economic stimulus could provide low-income water rate assistance
  • DHS CISA releases resource on identifying essential personnel
  • Expanded employee leave featured in Congress’ initial response to COVID-19
  • AMWA collects water system pandemic COOP plans, related documents
  • AMWA responds to COVID-19
  • AMWA joins AWWA to request 30-day extension to comment on EPA’s Fourth Regulatory Determination
  • WateReuse plans webinar on PFAS treatment for potable reuse
  • Water Policy Conference canceled
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Monday Morning Briefing: March 16, 2020

  •  Lawmakers suggest banning water service disconnections as part of COVID-19 response
  • Federal agencies release guidance on drinking water and COVID-19
  • Panel advances water resource bills
  • Senators eye PFAS grants for private well owners
  • House bill would tax bottlers to finance drinking water trust fund
  • Cyberspace Solarium Commission releases final report
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Monday Morning Briefing: March 9, 2020

  • Today is hotel reservation deadline for 2020 Water Policy Conference
  • AMWA urges CEQ to recognize importance of cumulative impacts, climate change in NEPA
  • WHO brief supports current water treatment techniques amid COVID-19 outbreak
  • Bipartisan bill would boost water research
  • Water Research Foundation schedules coronavirus research update
  • EPA releases supplemental notice for proposed rule to increase transparency in regulatory science
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Monday Morning Briefing: March 2, 2020

  • Wheeler, lawmakers square off over EPA budget proposal
  • EPA rolls out National Water Reuse Action Plan with fanfare
  • EPA delivers updates on PFAS Action Plan items
  • AMWA and NACWA release latest resilience webinar materials
  • Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure available for viewing
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Monday Morning Briefing: February 24, 2020

  • EPA resolves to regulate both PFOA and PFOS
  • EPA seeks applicants for $40 million in lead remediation grants
  • AMWA tells Congress to include water resilience in climate policy
  • Water sector groups to convene coronavirus webinar February 25
  • AMWA/NACWA webinar: Building Disaster Resilience
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Monday Morning Briefing: February 17, 2020

  • AMWA submits extensive comments to EPA on proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions
  • Lead and Copper revisions draw scrutiny of congressional panel
  • Trump budget plan would slash EPA, water infrastructure funding
  • Abstracts Due Tuesday for 2020 WateReuse Symposium
  • AMWA/NACWA webinar: Building Disaster Resilience
  • Congress takes week-long break for Presidents’ Day

Monday Morning Briefing: February 10, 2020

  • Lead and Copper Rule takes center stage with congressional hearing, comment deadline
  • AMWA requests EPA include PFAS on the Toxics Release Inventory
  • EPA releases 2019 Year in Review along with first annual WIFIA report
  • EPA offers second water workforce webinar for utilities
  • Presidential candidates Klobuchar and Buttigieg to participate in infrastructure forum
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Monday Morning Briefing: February 3, 2020

  • House Democrats include drinking water funding in infrastructure, climate proposals
  • AMWA reminds Congress of importance of tax-exempt bonds
  • AMWA asks for 30-day extension on NEPA comment period
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Monday Morning Briefing: January 27, 2020

  • Army Corps of Engineers and EPA reveal final Waters of the U.S. rule
  • Environmental Working Group report on PFAS contamination gains media attention
  • EPA adds 160 PFAS to the Toxics Release Inventory
  • DHS CISA revisits Emotet malware threat
  • Join an AMWA committee to support water sector initiatives
  • AMWA/NACWA webinar: Building Disaster Resilience
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