Legislative Committee

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.

Members

Tom Sexton (Chair)
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Committee Updates

Be a force for legislative good!

FROM MWWA: Below you will find a template letter that you can use to comment on the many water-related bills before the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. I would urge you to customize the letter and give examples on how you believe the proposed legislation will impact your utility. Please try to […]

Mass. Legislative Update

This state legislative season continues to be busy and challenging for water suppliers, with more than a dozen bills related to water resources, municipal infrastructure and operations. Here is a quick update on some of them: An Act Relative Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Facilities (H.144) was scheduled for hearing in October by the Joint […]

new OSHA Silica in Construction Standard is effective September 23, 2017

• Exposures to crystalline silica dust occur when cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing concrete, brick, block, rock, and stone products and operations using sand products (such as in glass manufacturing, foundries, sand blasting, and hydraulic fracturing). • 2.3 million workers are exposed to silica annually. 2 million in construction and 300,000 in general industry. • […]

Massachusetts’ Environmental Agencies Launch Innovative Online Data Information and Public Access System

FROM MASS EEA, AUGUST 2, 2017: Massachusetts’ Environmental Agencies Launch Innovative Online Data Information and Public Access System System Delivers Online Permitting, Greater Data Accessibility, and Government Transparency BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today launched the first phase of a transformative environmental data and public information access system. The new system will deliver online permitting, […]