The Legislative Committee helps to mold legislation and regulation that will cost-effectively allow members to continue to protect water sources and to improve the security and preparedness of water utilities.
Maine DEP Press Release: AUGUSTA, June 17, 2019 — The State of Maine has joined all seven Northeastern states to issue a multi-state letter urging prompt federal action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The letter was issued by the members of the Northeast Committee on the Environment (NECOE) which is comprised of the […]
From Waterworld.com WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 8, 2019 — The Value of Water Campaign released the results from its fourth annual national poll. The poll found continual, significant bipartisan support for water infrastructure investments: 85 percent of American voters support increasing federal water infrastructure investment. The need for capital water infrastructure improvements continue to rise, but […]
from the National Law Review Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (https://www.natlawreview.com/article/epa-issues-new-emergency-response-requirements-community-water-systems): On March 27, 2019, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Federal Register Notice for New Risk Assessments and Emergency Response Plans for Community Water Systems describing the requirements and deadlines for community (drinking) water systems to develop or update risk and resilience assessments (RRAs) […]
The Water Infrastructure Improvement Act – H.R. 7279, which became Public Law 115-436, provides Congressional support for use of the Integrated Planning process on a long-term basis. The act became law on Jan. 14, 2019. Integrated Planning relates to compliance with the national Clean Water Act: •EPA (or the State if the State has been […]
from EPA.gov WASHINGTON – (April 18, 2019) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input on the development of an action plan to accelerate the application of water reuse as a safe, reliable, and sustainable way to meet the country’s current and future water demands. “To meet the country’s most pressing water resources […]