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

EPA Says It Will Decide on PFAS MCLs by End of the Year

11/07/2019 Contact Information: EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON ⁠— As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to help communities address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the PFAS Action Plan, the Agency is releasing the Systematic Review Protocol for five PFAS toxicity assessments for a 45-day public comment period. The assessments […]

NRWA and AWWA Send Statement to EPA Urging the Agency NOT to Allow Water Utilities To Be Exposed to Superfund Liability for PFAS That Pass Through Their Utilities

Listing of PFAS compounds as hazardous substances under the Superfund program (CERCLA) would create a mandate for cleanup on US goverment-controlled properties. While groundwater cleanup is always a good thing, without carefully written regulations, water suppliers could also potentially take on liability. See AWWA-NRWA PFAS letter to EPA – Nov 2019to EPA from AWWA and […]

Water Systems to Improve Preparedness, as EPA Deadlines Approach

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 required that community water systems serving more than 3,300 persons do the following: * Conduct Risk and Resilience Assessments, by deadlines according to system size. * Update the water system’s existing Water System Emergency Response Plans within 6 months of the RRAs * Submit certifications to USEPA by specified […]