Regulatory Report

Regulatory Report

Regulatory Report: October 2019

  • EPA releases much-anticipated Lead and Copper Rule Revisions, gives 60 days for public comment
  • AMWA joins Partnership to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure at Schools and Childcare Facilities
  • AMWA cautions EPA against weakening ability of states to protect their waters under CWA Section 401
  • Courts grant EPA six-month extension to finalize perchlorate regulation
  • Final WOTUS repeal makes its way to Federal Register
  • Corps of Engineers ordered to delay reservoir rule
  • Inspector general says EPA must improve oversight of drinking water public notification requirements
  • Science Advisory Board finds no consensus regarding EPA’s transparency rule
  • White House issues executive orders to provide clarity on guidance documents, enforcement
  • CDC and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry announce partners for PFAS Cooperative Agreement

Read Full Issue

Regulatory Report: September 2019

  • AMWA continues to highlight concerns with EPA procedures for significant new use rules
  • AMWA and AWWA urge TSCA Advisory Committee to reject EPA’s 1,4 dioxane draft risk evaluation
  • EPA seeks guidance for developing new harmful algal bloom policy
  • State Primacy Agencies release white paper discussing creation of service line inventories
  • Additional protection for hazardous spills unnecessary under Clean Water Act, EPA concludes
  • EPA releases new policy for managing draft guidance and policy documents
  • EPA updates FY 2018-2022 strategic plan

Read Full Issue

Regulatory Report: August 2019

  • AMWA supports EPA’s proposed alternative to withdraw determination to regulate perchlorate
  • EPA proposes designations for 20 high-priority and 20 low-priority chemicals under TSCA
  • National Academies publishes new report: Management of Legionella in Water Systems
  • Federal government unveils revisions to Endangered Species Act
  • New study on prenatal fluoride exposure gets extensive media coverage

Read Full Issue

Regulatory Report: July 2019

  • Day long meeting hosted by EPA reviews UCMR 5 development
  • Secretary of Defense establishes new PFAS Task Force
  • EPA publishes update to Freedom of Information Act regulations

Read Full Issue

Regulatory Report: June 2019

  • EPA seeks comment on assorted MCLs for perchlorate, including no MCL at all
  • AMWA lends ideas to help EPA define “near significant sources” in recent TSCA comments
  • EPA to hold public meeting on UCMR 5 development July 16 in Cincinnati
  • EPA announces enforcement and compliance priorities for 2020-2023
  • New Executive Order calls for termination of one-third of federal advisory committees
  • Wheeler aims to better utilize Science Advisory Board
  • EPA finalizes recommendations for recreational water quality criteria and swimming advisories for cyanotoxins
  • Free public webinar July 24 on EPA’s new HABs mobile tool: CyAN App
  • International Joint Commission releases second report on water quality of the Great Lakes
  • EWG releases new map showing locations of suspected industrial discharges of PFAS

Read Full Issue

Regulatory Report: May 2019

  • Federal government releases Spring 2019 Unified Agenda
  • AMWA urges EPA to consider ramifications of Significant New Use Rules
  • EPA releases new data from Fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule
  • Universities receive grants from EPA to research PFAS
  • EPA “expects” polluters to address contamination in new guidance on PFAS in groundwater

Read Full Issue

Regulatory Report: April 2019

  • AMWA asks agencies to consider WOTUS implications for drinking water
  • New guidance released by EPA aims to clarify application of CWA permitting to groundwater
  • EPA releases status report for Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures
  • Michigan governor directs MDEQ to establish MCLs for PFAS
  • State associations praise EPA’s PFAS Action Plan, but highlight significant concerns

Read Full Issue

Regulatory Report: March 2019

  • EPA details panoply of updates to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
  • USGS study finds limited pharmaceutical contamination in groundwater

Read Full Issue

Regulatory Report: February 2019

  • Long-awaited Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan released
  • EPA releases 2018 Year in Review
  • Environmental groups sue EPA over missed deadlines within SDWA
  • Eight communities selected for CDC/ATSDR lead PFAS exposure studies
  • EPA updates the Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory
  • New USGS web-based tool allows users to investigate dissolved solids in U.S. streams

Read Full Issue

Regulatory Report: January 2019

  • Acting Administrator Wheeler answers water policy questions during Senate confirmation hearing
  • Wheeler promises EPW Democrats more transparency, NAS review of TSCA protocols

Read Full Issue

Pages