Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing: May 25, 2020

  • AMWA partners with state drinking water administrators in letter to EPA to address PFAS risk communication

  • Wheeler says EPA “moving forward” with PFOA/PFOS regulation

  • May 28 COVID-19 webcast addresses emerging utility challenges

  • AMWA adds new resources to COVID-19 page

  • Reminder: AMWA management award application deadline extended to July 15

  • May 27 webinar by Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative to feature two AMWA members

  • WaterISAC to convene emergency response planning webinar May 26

  • S&P document answers questions about public finance ratings outlook in light of COVID-19

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Monday Morning Briefing: May 18, 2020

  • Water shutoff ban, ratepayer assistance featured in Democratic COVID-19 bill
  • AMWA reiterates call for water system assistance in COVID-19 legislation
  • Federal agencies release joint alert on cyber attacks against water facilities
  • EPA, AMWA member release info on maintaining/restoring water quality in buildings with low or no use
  • Latest COVID-19 resources available on AMWA webpage
  • AMWA posts recording of fourth COVID-19 webinar, next program set for May 28
  • AMWA provides feedback on proposed Transparency in Regulatory Science Rule
  • Government Accountability Office letter compiles still-pending action items for EPA
  • New PFAS Innovative Treatment Team announced by EPA

Monday Morning Briefing: May 11, 2020

  • Senators offer large water systems an avenue to resilience aid
  • Senate panel adds PFAS regulation to water infrastructure bill
  • May 14 COVID-19 webinar focuses on re-opening issues for water utilities
  • WaterISAC to convene emergency response planning webinar
  • New federal resources enhance AMWA pandemic page
  • New survey results show COVID-19 modifications to customer assistance programs
  • House return in flux as Senate continues light schedule

Monday Morning Briefing: May 4, 2020

  • Senate set to resume work on Capitol Hill
  • AMWA response to senatorial questions on water infrastructure testimony
  • EPA compiles list of suppliers of food-grade CO2
  • Water leaders tackle new pandemic issues in fourth AMWA COVID-19 webinar on May 14
  • AMWA COVID-19 page tracks federal pandemic resources
  • Legislation to deliver payroll tax credits to water systems introduced in House
  • Public now has until June 10 to provide comment on EPA's Fourth Regulatory Determination
  • VOW issues national opinion poll results on support for water infrastructure

Monday Morning Briefing: April 27, 2020

  • Third AMWA COVID-19 webinar on April 30 to provide platform for diverse water utility responses
  • AMWA makes case for access to resilience grants as Senate panel unveils WRDA draft
  • AMWA lays out recommendations for federal water service disconnection moratorium
  • Supreme Court rules CWA permits needed for certain pollution releases to groundwater
  • AMWA marshals latest COVID-19 resources
  • New WOTUS rule makes the Federal Register
  • Congress unsure of next stimulus move
  • AMWA continues to urge EPA to utilize TSCA to protect drinking water sources
  • EPA extends comment period on clarifying regulatory science transparency rule

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Monday Morning Briefing: April 20, 2020

  • Report estimates $14 billion in COVID-19-related revenue losses at water systems
  • AMWA adds newest resources to COVID-19 resource page
  • AMWA extends management award application deadlines to July 15
  • Senate panel to preview WRDA draft this week
  • Shortages of CO2 possible during pandemic
  • AMWA posts recording of second COVID-19 webinar
  • EPA elevates water sector concerns about personal protective equipment
  • Lawmakers show interest in payroll tax fix, water shutoff ban
  • Cities anticipate revenue losses due to COVID-19
  • Congress will not return to Washington before May

Monday Morning Briefing: April 13, 2020

  • AMWA sets April 16 COVID-19 part 2 webinar to expand utility leader discussions
  • AMWA supports member pandemic responses through federal engagement
  • Federal government releases new pandemic resources
  • Pelosi reverses course on infrastructure bill as Democrats continue push for water shutoff moratorium
  • Legislation planned to extend payroll tax credits to water systems
  • Webinar: how to develop an emergency response plan
  • WaterSense program secure, EPA says
  • EPA seeks nominations for Science Advisory Board and SAB standing committees

Monday Morning Briefing: April 6, 2020

  • Democrats eye infrastructure aid for next coronavirus stimulus
  • AMWA revamps COVID-19 resource page
  • Second AMWA COVID-19 webcast set for April 16, recording of first session now online
  • Labor Department deems public works personnel “emergency responders” under COVID-19 law
  • EPA reiterates enforcement discretion policy
  • Temporary advisory for NPDES reporting issued
  • AMWA endorses guiding principles for water amidst coronavirus pandemic
  • Tune in to ASDWA’s webinar on predictive tools for LSL inventories April 10
  • EPA encourages Americans to only flush toilet paper

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

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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