Regulatory Report

Regulatory Report

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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Regulatory Report: December 2017

  • NDWAC Gives EPA Feedback on Health Advisories at DC Meeting
  • EPA Announces Federalism Consultation for LCR, Updates Timeline for Revisions
  • Senate Confirms David Ross to Lead Office of Water
  • Federal Government’s Annual Regulatory Plan Released
  • International Joint Commission Releases Report on Water Quality of the Great Lakes
  • EPA Announces New PFAS Initiative

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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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