FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2019
NACWA Issues Statement on Exclusion of PFAS Provisions in Defense Authorization Act
(Washington, DC) – The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the recognized leader in legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy on clean water issues, today issued the following statement in response to the passage of the 2020 National
Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Adam Krantz, NACWA’s Chief Executive Officer, issued the following statement:
“Today’s passage of the NDAA illustrates Congress’s commitment to the approach grounded in risk-based scientific analysis for which NACWA and its members have advocated. By allowing the ongoing scientific and regulatory processes laid
out by EPA to move forward, the agency can best determine how to protect public health and the environment through sound scientific policy while also ensuring polluters, and not ratepayers, bear the burden of mitigating PFAS risks. The NDAA is for
Defense-related issues and seeking complex Clean Water Act compliance requirements for public utilities would have bypassed the appropriate procedures needed to establish sound policies. We look forward to continuing our work with Congress to further
address this issue in the New Year.”
David Zielonka | Manager, Media and Communications
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For nearly 50 years, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has been the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy on the full spectrum of clean water issues.
NACWA represents public wastewater and stormwater agencies of all sizes nationwide. Our unique and growing network strengthens the advocacy voice for all member utilities, and ensures they have the tools necessary to provide affordable and sustainable
clean water for all. Our vision is to represent every utility as a NACWA member, helping to shape a strong and sustainable clean water future. For more information, visit us at www.nacwa.org.