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CLEAN WATER CURRENT – August 15, 2014

Path Forward on Flushability Planned; Dr. Oz to Focus on Flushable Wipes

The technical workgroup that is addressing issues related to the flushability of wipes held its third and final in-person meeting this week to begin planning next steps and a path forward to improving guidelines for, and labeling of, wipes.  » Read more Members Only

Water Quality Trading Alliance to meet with EPA’s Ken Kopocis

The U.S. Water Quality Trading Alliance (USWQTA) will be meeting with EPA staff next Thursday to discuss recent developments in water quality trading (WQT) and how the Agency can help to advance the watershed-based approach.  » Read more Members Only

New CWSRF Interpretive Guidance Released; Aug. 21 Webinar Planned

The Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), signed into law on June 10, contains new provisions to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).  » Read more Members Only

NACWA Raises Concerns, Calls for Clarification on Human Health Criteria

NACWA provided comments pdf button August 13 on EPA’s Updated National Recommended Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health.  » Read more Members Only

NACWA Meets with OMB on Proposed Dental Amalgam Rule

NACWA staff and public agency representatives met with the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) this week about EPA’s proposal to require amalgam separators in dental offices as a pretreatment standard.  » Read more Members Only

EPA Responds to NACWA Inquiry, Reaffirms Commitment to CSO Policy

EPA forwarded NACWA a letter this week reiterating the Agency’s commitment to continued application of the 1994 Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Policy.  » Read more Members Only

New Lawsuit Filed on Blending

A lawsuit was filed this week challenging EPA’s blending regulations.  » Read more Members Only

NACWA Blog of the Week: The Power of A Works Wonders

Recently, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) recognized NACWA with a Power of A Gold Award for its collaboration with the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) on the Water Resources Utility of the Future initiative.  » Read more Members Only

Some Things in Life Really are Free - Register Today for the Next Legal Hot Topics Webinar!

NACWA will be hosting the next quarterly Legal Hot Topics web seminar on September 17, 2014, beginning at 2:00 pm ET.  » Read more Members Only

It’s Time to Chart a Path to the Utility of the Future

Have you registered for Charting a Path to the Utility of the Future web seminar series?  » Read more Members Only

 

 

ADVOCACY ALERTS

 

NACWA Releases Report Analyzing EPA Methods for Setting Nutrient Effluent Limits

NACWA has released a report summarizing an analysis of EPA’s use of its Technical Support Document for Water Quality-Based Toxics Control as guidance for nutrient permitting. The Review of USEPA Methods for Setting Water Quality-Based Effluent Limits for Nutrients pdf button Members Only (Report) finds that due to fundamental differences in how nutrients and toxics affect receiving waters, the use of toxics-based methods is often inappropriate. » Read more Members Only

 

House to Hold Hearing on Clean Water Affordability; Springfield, Missouri to Testify on Integrated Planning

The House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment will hold a hearing tomorrow, July 24, to examine the status of EPA’s Integrated Planning Framework and legislative efforts being made to supplement the approach and promote clean water affordability issues. » Read more Members Only

 
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