Regulatory Report

Regulatory Report

Regulatory Report: November 2017

  • EPA Proposes Retroactive Delay of Clean Water Rule Implementation
  • Flint Approves Negotiated Water Contract
  • AMWA Submits Comment Letter on EPA’s Perchlorate Decision Making Materials
  • California Hexavalent Chromium MCL No Longer in Effect
  • New Jersey Announces Drinking Water Limits on PFOA and PFNA
  • New Directive from EPA Administrator Pruitt Bars Grant Recipients from Advisory Committees
  • Acting Water Office Chief, Mike Shapiro, Announce Departure

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Regulatory Report: October 2017

  • Federal Judge Orders Flint to Choose a Long-Term Drinking Water Source
  • Office of Water Nominee David Ross Approved by Senate Committee
  • GAO Releases Report on DOD Drinking Water Contamination
  • EPA Administrator Pruitt Issues Agency-wide Directive Ending “Sue and Settle” Practices
  • EPA Announces Two Training Webinars for UCMR 4
  • AMWA Submits Comments to Corps Reiterating Stances on WOTUS and Reservoir Rule
  • Public Notice for Perchlorate Peer Review Materials gets 21 Day Extension
  • President Trump Announces Nominee for EPA Deputy Administrator
  • AMWA Submits Formal Comments on Perchlorate Notice
  • EPA Releases Draft FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
  • Ross Among Four EPA Nominees Considered During Tense Confirmation Hearing

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Regulatory Report: September 2017

  • Supreme Court Petitioned to Overturn “Water Transfers” Decision
  • USGS Publishes Paper on Link Between Increased Chloride and Corrosivity of Drinking Water
  • AMWA Submits Extension Request for EPA’s Perchlorate Public Notice
  • GAO Completes Report on Army Corps’ Water Storage Pricing
  • EPA Requests Comments on Perchlorate Decision Making
  • AMWA Submits Comment Letter for WOTUS Re-codification
  • ECOS calls for more flexibility and support for state environmental programs
  • Portions of EPA’s Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines Postponed
  • David Ross Nominated to Lead Office of Water

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Regulatory Report: August 2017

  • EPA, Army Corps to Conduct Series of WOTUS Public Meetings
  • US Army Corps Again Extends Comment Period for Reservoir Rule
  • EPA, Army Corps Extend WOTUS Comment Period
  • EPA Releases Strategic Plan for Lead Outreach Under WIIN Act
  • Trump administration Releases Regulatory Agenda
  • California Sets 1,2,3-TCP MCL for Drinking Water

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Regulatory Report: May - July 2017

  • WRF Researchers Seeking Utilities to Test Messaging Materials on Legionella
  • CDC Toolkit Equips Building Managers to Reduce Risk of Legionella
  • Peer Review Panel Evaluates Lead In Drinking Water Modeling Approaches
  • EPA Announces Updates to TSCA Regulations and Guidance
  • EPA Announces Proposal to Rescind Clean Water Rule
  • Forsgren Appointed as Deputy Assistant Administrator for EPA Office of Water
  • EWG Report Highlights PFOA and PFOS Detected at Utilities
  • AMWA Urges Corps of Engineers to Re-Propose Reservoir Rule
  • AMWA Recommends EPA Use Existing Processes for Regulatory Review
  • Clean Water Rule Replacement Proposal Begins OMB Review
  • New NRDC Report Calls Out SDWA Violations

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Regulatory Report: March - April 2017

  • EPA Staffing Plans Take Shape
  • EPA Reform Task Force Seeks Information to Inform Regulatory Review
  • OMB Issues Guidance on “2 for 1” Executive Order
  • USGS Looks at Long-Term Water Quality Trends for Nation’s Rivers and Streams
  • Federal Court Rules Against Des Moines Water Works in Ag Runoff Case
  • Pruitt Delays Risk Management Program Changes
  • Clean Water Rule Blocked by Executive Order

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Regulatory Report: January - February 2017

  • Executive Order Establishes New Regulatory Reform Task Forces
  • Stream Protection Rule Blocked
  • Iowa Supreme Court Rules Against Des Moines Water Works in Agricultural Runoff Case
  • Action on Flint Class Action Lawsuits Continues at Fast Pace
  • Executive Order Aims to Limit Regulatory Costs
  • EPA Updates Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides
  • Executive Order Calls for Expedited Environmental Reviews
  • EPA Initiates Peer Review of Lead Modeling Approaches
  • EPA Updates Drinking Water Section of Protective Action Guide Manual
  • Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative Launches Website, Toolkit
  • Lead Free Requirements Rule Proposed by EPA

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Regulatory Report: November - December 2016

  • EPA Office of Water Closes Out New Year with Release of Risk Management Plan Rule, Six-Year Review Revisions
  • EPA Administrator Signs Final UCMR4 – Pre-Publication Version Posted
  • Trump Selects Scott Pruitt to Head EPA
  • NDWAC Meets in Washington, D.C.
  • White House Unveils Recommendations on Science and Technology for Safe Drinking Water
  • EPA Issues Final Drinking Water Action Plan
  • EPA Finalizes Fourth Contaminant Candidate List
  • EPA Issues Clarification on PFOA/PFOS Health Advisories
  • EPA Releases New Tools and Resources Targeting Cyanotoxins
  • Waterkeeper Alliance Files Notice of Intent to File Lawsuit Under SDWA
  • EPA Releases EJ 2020 Action Agenda

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Regulatory Report: August - October 2016

  • EPA Releases New White Paper Outlining Potential LCR Revisions
  • District Court Approves Perchlorate Consent Decree
  • GAO Report Looks at Water Utility Challenges in the Face of Declining Populations
  • New EPA Memorandum Provides Additional Clarifications on LCR Interpretation
  • EPA Office of Inspector General Issues Management Alert on Emergency Orders
  • New Website Launched to Evaluate Drinking Water Compliance Data
  • EPA Launches New Drinking Water Data Reporting Portal
  • EPA Issues Technical Advisory for PFOA Analysis
  • Call to Action Asks States to Renew Emphasis on Water Quality
  • EPA Seeks Comment on Revised Perchlorate Model
  • EPA Releases Scientific Literature Review of Legionella Control Technologies
  • New Environmental Working Group Report Puts Chromium-6 Back in the Spotlight

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Regulatory Report: June - July 2016

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Releases Policy Statement on Lead
  • EPA Posts Primacy Agencies' Letters on LCR Compliance
  • CDC Launches New System for Tracking Harmful Algal Blooms
  • EPA Releases Proposed Protective Action Guide for Drinking Water Following Radiological Incidents
  • AMWA Meets with Top EPA Officials to Discuss More Efficient SDWA Implementation
  • USGS Releases New Interactive Mapping Tool to Assess Long-Term Water Quality Trends

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