Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing: August 26, 2019

  • EPA takes “no action” to expand Clean Water Act spill prevention rules
  • AMWA supports EPA’s proposed alternative to withdraw determination to regulate perchlorate
  • New study on prenatal fluoride exposure gets extensive media coverage
  • AMWA voices concerns over White House draft greenhouse gas guidance
  • Dealing with Disruption resilience webinar series starts September 17

Monday Morning Briefing: August 19, 2019

  • AMWA lays out priorities for PFAS legislation
  • WaterISAC webinar on conducting cyber risk assessments set for tomorrow
  • Physical risks are emphasis of new WaterISAC webinar series
  • National Academies publishes new report: Management of Legionella in Water Systems
  • FEMA releases National Mitigation Investment Strategy
  • Federal government unveils revisions to Endangered Species Act

Monday Morning Briefing: August 12, 2019

  • AMWA to host free webinar on climate equity
  • National Science Foundation sponsors study to fund community climate adaptation planning workshops
  • WaterSMART grant program funding announced for 2020, 2021
  • National Academies to host August 14 webinar on release of new Legionella report
  • Imagine a Day without Water set for October 23

Monday Morning Briefing: August 5, 2019

  • Senate signs off on budget deal
  • EPA Releases AWIA Risk Assessment and Emergency Response Plan Compliance Resources
  • Water Laboratory Alliance Security Summit Planned for November
  • Congress heads home for the summer

Monday Morning Briefing: July 29, 2019

  • Budget deal charts a path to finalize FY20 appropriations
  • Risk and resilience assessment webinars offered by WaterISAC
  • Water policy hits the campaign trail with the “Water Justice Act”
  • Energy-water nexus bill sails through House
  • CEQ extends comment period for draft NEPA greenhouse gas guidance
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Monday Morning Briefing: July 22, 2019

  • Senate panel hears testimony on water reuse legislation
  • House panel advances energy-water bill
  • EPA reviews proposed changes and possible contaminants to be considered for UCMR 5
  • WaterISAC webinar kicks off cybersecurity assessment series
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Monday Morning Briefing: July 15, 2019

  • House approves defense bill with PFAS language, setting up negotiations with Senate
  • New bill would rachet down lead action level
  • July 17 WaterISAC webinar to kick off cybersecurity assessment series
  • WaterISAC seeks sector security incident data in biannual survey
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Monday Morning Briefing: July 8, 2019

  • Call for speakers for AMWA management conference ends July 12
  • WaterISAC to present cybersecurity assessment webinars
  • More research needed on oil and gas produced water before policy decision
  • Comments submitted by water organizations on EPA’s planned Water Reuse Action Plan
  • EPA to hold public meeting on UCMR 5 development July 16 in Cincinnati
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Monday Morning Briefing: July 1, 2019

  • Senate approves SDWA reforms targeting PFAS
  • House approves spending package with EPA, NOAA funds
  • After long wait perchlorate proposal makes it to Federal Register
  • White House issues draft NEPA greenhouse gas guidance
  • EPA publishes update to Freedom of Information Act regulations
  • Updated INSIGHT database available for download
  • Congress on recess for Independence Day

Monday Morning Briefing: June 24, 2019

  • PFAS bill proceeds apace as AMWA offers continued dialogue
  • House panel wants study on water’s CFATS exemption
  • Senate bill would let states use CWSRF funds for lead projects
  • House approves Army Corps appropriations as EPA spending bill goes to the floor
  • EIS Council invites registrants for international black sky exercise
  • Federal agencies required to terminate one-third of advisory committees under new Executive Order
  • Source Water Collaborative hosts webinar on working with agriculture partners to protect drinking water sources
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