Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing

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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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

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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