Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing

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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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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