Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing: December 9, 2019

  • National Drinking Water Advisory Council explores EPA regulatory actions
  • Congress drops PFAS provisions from defense bill
  • EPA seeks comment on adding PFAS to the Toxics Release Inventory
  • Government predicts high price tag for PFAS mandate
  • Early registration available for AWWA Potable Reuse Symposium
  • This week in Congress

Monday Morning Briefing: November 25, 2019

  • Divided House panel advances PFAS reforms
  • December 5 Webinar: Operationalizing Resilience in the Water Sector
  • Final RMP rule reverses Obama-era chemical security standards
  • Congress pushes spending decisions into December
  • New proposal revising EPA’s 2015 Steam Electric Power Plant Effluent Guidelines hits Federal Register
  • PFAS debate goes Hollywood with Ruffalo testimony
  • US Water Alliance webinar to explore community climate resilience
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday Morning Briefing: November 18, 2019

  • Proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions hit Federal Register opening 60-day comment period
  • Lawmakers primed to punt on spending bills
  • National Drinking Water Advisory Council to meet December 4 and 5
  • EPA slams NYT article on “secret science” proposal
  • This week in Congress

Monday Morning Briefing: November 11, 2019

  • MOU between EPA and Bureau of Reclamation advances collaboration on funding for reuse
  • WRF releases guide and toolbox for utility partnerships
  • Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to lead NRDC
  • This week in Congress
  • AMWA office closed for Veterans Day

Monday Morning Briefing: November 4, 2019

  • AMWA outlines considerations for EPA’s development of harmful algal blooms policy
  • Senate signs off on EPA funding bill
  • CWSRF reauthorization, resilience program expansion advance in wastewater policy bill
  • “Skinny” defense bill would cut out PFAS
  • Spaces still available for 2020 Water & Wastewater Leadership Center
  • November marks Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
  • Water workforce webinar recording available online
  • This week in Congress

Monday Morning Briefing: October 28, 2019

  • New board members elected, affordability policy approved at AMWA conference
  • Final WOTUS repeal makes its way to Federal Register
  • AMWA reiterates call for strong funding for water infrastructure
  • House and Senate bills would establish water affordability programs
  • Threat Analysis Report highlights current water sector risks
  • This week in Congress

Monday Morning Briefing: October 21, 2019

  • Newport welcomes AMWA’s 2019 management conference
  • AMWA releases primer on insurance, bond ratings, and climate risk
  • AMWA’s 2019 awards recognize utility achievement and individual contributions to water sector
  • AMWA backs bill to expand drinking water resilience program
  • AMWA and AWWA submit comments on EPA’s update to water quality certification regulations
  • Senate bill tries to nudge distressed water systems toward partnerships
  • Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Training Available
  • October 23 water workforce webinar focuses on successful utility initiatives
  • Water Utility Climate Alliance hosting free climate science workshop
  • This week in Congress

Monday Morning Briefing: October 14, 2019

  • Long-awaited Lead and Copper Rule proposal introduces new “trigger level,” requires community service line inventories
  • Fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water advocacy day is October 23
  • October marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
  • This week in Congress

Monday Morning Briefing: October 7, 2019

  • EPA obtains another six-month extension to finalize perchlorate regulation
  • Partnership to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure at Schools and Childcare Facilities announced by EPA
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants application period now open
  • Water workforce webinar series launches October 23

Monday Morning Briefing: September 30, 2019

  • House panel promotes potpourri of PFAS proposals
  • Inspector general says EPA must improve oversight of drinking water public notification requirements
  • Latest spending bills offer slight boosts for EPA, NOAA
  • Senate signs off on funding extension
  • Assistant Secretary of the Army orders additional consultation on reservoir rule
  • WaterISAC webinar concludes risk and resilience assessment series
  • Second NOAA webinar on inland flooding scheduled for Wednesday