Regulatory Report

Regulatory Report

Regulatory Report: October 2018

  • Federal Government Unveils Most Recent Regulatory Agenda
  • EPA Searches for Contaminants to Expand Contaminant Candidate List
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Rejects EPA’s Delay of Implementation for RMP Rule
  • AMWA Submits Letter to CDC Regarding New Optimal Control Range for Fluoride
  • EPA Expedites Approval of 100 Additional Testing Methods Under SDWA
  • EPA Releases Revised 3Ts Guidance for Schools and Childcare Facilities
  • EPA Withdraws Significant New Use Final Rule Which Included Chloroflurorcarbons
  • EPA Releases Strategy for Pre-prioritization of TSCA Chemicals
  • California To Become First State to Test for Microplastics in Drinking Water
  • Law Opens Door for PFAS Free Firefighting Foams at Airports
  • Senate Committee Raises Concerns Regarding PFAS
  • Interior Department Issues Order Promoting “Open Science”
  • Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on “Secret Science” Proposal
  • EPA Commemorates National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
  • USGS Study Finds Little Change in Water Quality of U.S. Streams and Rivers

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Regulatory Report: September 2018

  • Clarity and Consistency Urged for Proposed ESA Revisions
  • AMWA Raises Concerns with New Use Rule for Chloroflurorcarbons
  • EPA Hoping to Push Perchlorate Decision to 2019

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Regulatory Report: August 2018

  • AMWA Calls on EPA to Reconsider Proposed Inaction on Hazardous Substance Spills
  • Proposed RMP Rule Changes Get AMWA Support
  • AMWA Letter Backs Improved NEPA Efficiency
  • EPA Urged to Clarify Vague Transparency Rule

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Regulatory Report: July 2018

  • AMWA Outlines Priorities for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Letter to EPA
  • OIG Attributes Lack of Oversight at State and Federal Levels for Flint Crisis
  • Government Accountability Office Releases Report on Lead in Schools; Recommends Better Communication, Collaboration and Updated Guidance
  • EPA Asks for Comment on Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention Decision
  • EPA Grants Extension to Comment Period for Transparency in Cost-Benefit Analysis Proposal
  • EPA and USACE Seek to Better Justify Repeal and Replace of 2015 WOTUS Rule
  • Bipartisan Group of Congressman Send Letter to EPA Urging Action on PFAS
  • ATSDR Extends Comment Period for Controversial PFAS Toxicological Report

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Regulatory Report: June 2018

  • EPA Requests Input on Potential Changes to Cost-Benefit Analyses
  • Council on Environmental Quality Considers Updating NEPA Provisions
  • EPA Seeks Comment on Proposed Risk Management Program Reconsideration Rule
  • ATSDR Releases Delayed and Controversial Toxicological Report on PFAS
  • EPA Holds First Community Engagement to Discuss PFAS
  • Michigan Adopts Strictest Lead and Copper Rule Standards in the Country
  • EPA Releases Reference Concentrations for the Fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule
  • White House Releases Controversial Government Reform and Reorganization Plan
  • EPA’s Science Advisory Board Votes to Review Transparency Rule Proposal
  • Lawmakers Urge EPA to Withdraw Proposal to Increase Transparency in Regulatory Science
  • EPA Launches New Website Highlighting Leaders in Lead Service Line Replacement

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Regulatory Report: May 2018

  • EPA Holds National Leadership Summit on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances; Requests Public Comment
  • EPA Seeks Public Comment on Proposal to End “Secret Science”
  • AMWA, AWWA, and NACWA Submit Letter Requesting Extension on Comment Period for EPA’s Transparency Proposal
  • White House Releases Latest Regulatory Plan
  • EPA Announces New Office of Continuous Improvement

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Regulatory Report: April 2018

  • Democratic Senators Urge EPA to Develop MCL for PFAS
  • EPA to Pursue New Wastewater Blending Rule
  • NDWAC Submits Recommendations to EPA on the Health Advisory Process
  • AMWA Letter to EPA Highlights Concerns Over Perchlorate Decision-Making
  • North Dakota Becomes First State to Gain Primacy for Carbon Sequestration Wells
  • Senate Confirms Andrew Wheeler as EPA Deputy Administrator
  • James Reilly Confirmed to Head U.S. Geological Survey
  • EPA Releases New Report, Estimates $473 Billion Is Needed for Water Infrastructure
  • AMWA Submits Comments on USACE’s New Policy Document for Section 408 Permits
  • Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative to Host Webinar Series
  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Says Agency Will End Use of “Secret Science”

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Regulatory Report: March 2018

  • National Leadership Summit on PFAS to be Held in DC May 22-23
  • Study Links Low Blood Lead Level Concentrations with Increased Mortality in U.S. Adults
  • AMWA Water Policy Conference Highlights Regulatory Updates from EPA Officials
  • EPA Secures $10 Million for Lead Service Line Replacement Grants
  • SCOTUS Lets Flint Civil Rights Case Move Forward
  • EPA Updates Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisory Tables; Requests Feedback on Upcoming Revisions
  • U.S. Commits to Reducing Phosphorus Loads into Lake Erie by 40 Percent
  • AMWA Requests Flexibility in Lead and Copper Rule Revisions
  • EPA Releases 2017-2018 Year in Review
  • EPA Requesting Nominations to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council
  • Supreme Court Rejects Requests to Review Water Transfers Rule

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Regulatory Report: February 2018

  • Comment Sought on NPDES Permit Applicability to Point Source Discharges from Groundwater
  • CDC Establishes Lead Exposure and Prevention Advisory Committee
  • EPA Hosts Meeting to Discuss Strategy to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure
  • President Trump Announces Pick to Head USGS
  • EPA Highlights Need to Modernize Aging Water Infrastructure in FY18-FY22 Strategic Plan
  • Judge Rules EPA Must Review New Evidence in Fluoride Case
  • EPA and USACE Finalize Rule Delaying Implementation of WOTUS to 2020

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Regulatory Report: January 2018

  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Faces Lawsuits Over Advisory Board Directive
  • AMWA Submits Comment Letter on TSCA Pre-Prioritization
  • Army Corps of Engineers Assistant Secretary Confirmed by Senate
  • Supreme Court Rules on WOTUS Jurisdiction
  • The National Academies of Sciences Creates Committee to Address Legionella in Water Systems
  • EPA Webinar Will Feature New Streamflow Statistics Software
  • State Regulators Urge EPA and CDC to Address PFAS
  • Water Quality Surveillance System Tools and Guidance Made Available by EPA
  • EPA Holds Federalism Consultation for LCR Revisions
  • EPA Highlights Deregulatory Actions in New Webpage
  • Supreme Court Hears Two Separate Water Disputes Between States
  • EPA Releases New UIC Class VI Guidance Document
  • Federal Court Denies EPA’s Request for Dismissal of Fluoridation Suit
  • State Attorneys General Write Letter to Congress Opposing Proposed EPA Cuts
  • Source Water Collaborative to Host Webinar on USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program
  • Administrator Pruitt Sued Over Federal Advisory Committees Directive

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