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

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, […]

MA House Bill 2115, Senate Bill 425, An Act Relative to Drought Management

An Act relative to Drought Management would give the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs the legal authority to impose water conservation measures based upon drought conditions. Currently such conditions are voluntary by the water suppliers, and determined based upon local hydrologic conditions. Email Jenn Pederson at jpederson@masswaterworks.org for MWWA Position Paper: Fact Sheet An […]