In late 2018, ACWA Watershed’s Committee Co-Chairs Jeff Berckes and Traci Iott, along with ACWA staffer Julian Gonzalez, conducted interviews with state representatives covering a wide range of topics on the 303(d) / TMDL program. The results of those interviews were compiled and combined into the report below.
Thank you for your February 20, 2019 letter regarding Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 and your thoughtful list of potential process reforms.
ACWA and ASDWA’s comment letter on EPA’s Development of a Draft Water Reuse Action Plan – [Docket No. EPA-HQ-OW2019-0174]
A briefing presentation from the EPA and the Army Corps on upcoming plans to revise the Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources” (Mitigation Rule) (40 CFR Part 230, Subpart J and 33 CFR Part 332).
Meeting Agenda This meeting is intended to help support states and EPA permit writers, and in particular provide opportunity for presentations and discussions on challenging issues, showcase permit writer innovations, identify training, guidance, tools, and other support material needs, improve administrative efficiencies, clarify roles and responsibilities, build stronger linkages to WQS & TMDLs, modernize permit… Read More »
2019 GWU Study Clean Water Act Implementation Revisiting State Resource Needs Clean Water Act Implementation: Revisiting State Resource Needs Over the last 4 months, post-graduate study students at the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration have been working on an ambitious research project that analyzes funding for state Clean Water… Read More »
A group of subject matter experts from ACWA and ASDWA developed the following recommendations across five action areas to address contaminants of emerging concern: Establish a national priority framework and research agenda for priority setting; Engage industry to develop and improve access to comprehensive chemical data; Increase coordinated monitoring across water resource management programs; Expedite… Read More »
AWWA, NACWA and WEF developed recommendations for the EPA on a new methodology and guideline for assessing household affordability and community financial capability to replace its current guidance document: Combined Sewer Overflows – Guidance for Financial Capability Assessment and Schedule Development (EPA, 1997). This effort was prepared in anticipation of the EPA updating its financial capability assessment (FCA) guidelines after the 2017 National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Developing a New Framework for Community Affordability of Clean Water Services (NAPA Report).
ACWA comment letter submitted April 15, 2019, regarding the US EPA and US ACE proposed rule redefining Waters of the US.