Regulatory Report

Regulatory Report

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

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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

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Regulatory Report: December 2018

  • Federal government wraps up a big year of regulatory changes
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, EPA promote clarity, predictability in new WOTUS rule
  • AMWA submits comments on request for nominations for fifth Contaminant Candidate List
  • EPA’s 2017 RMP amendments rule officially in effect after courts reject delay
  • AMWA submits joint letter supporting benefits of blood lead level testing
  • Federal government publishes action plan for reducing childhood lead exposure
  • Flushing medications prohibited under new healthcare facility rule

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Regulatory Report: November 2018

  • President Trump Eyes Wheeler as Next EPA Administrator
  • Office of Science and Technology Proposes to Expand and Clarify FOIA Process
  • President Signs into Law Colossal Water Policy Bill
  • EPA Releases Updated Method to Test for PFAS in Drinking Water
  • EPA Releases Draft Toxicity Assessments for PFAS Chemicals
  • Local Government Advisory Committee Submits Report on PFAS
  • Senate Subcommittee Discusses Response to PFAS Crisis in Michigan

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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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