ACWA joined a broad coalition of groups supporting USGS streamgage networks and modernization efforts.These vital networks, managed within the USGS Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, provide critical and life-saving information and serve the national interest with continuous streamflow information at over 8,400 locations. Additions to these networks are needed to adequately manage the Nation’s critical… Read More »
In February 2020, ACWA jointly submitted comments with ASDWA and ECOS in response to EPA’s ANPRM, “Addition of Certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting (Docket # EPA-HQ-TRI-2019-0375).”
ACWA used Microsoft Word redlines to compared the 2019 Proposed Rule Redefining “Waters of the United States” to the 2020 final rule defining “Waters of the United States”, known as the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
A chart outlining Federal Appropriations and Proposed Budgets for several fiscal years for key Clean Water Act Programs.
ACWA sent this letter to Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works regarding S. 1087, The Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2019.
This coalition letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works regarding Senator Barasso’s (R-WY) bill, S. 1087, which makes changes to Clean Water Act Section 401.
A short summary of the key provisions included in H.R. 1497, The Water Quality Protection & Job Creation Act. The legislation authorizes $16.68 billion over five years and includes several set-aside provisions directing how state financing programs may spend the monies provided (See details below). These funds would provide low-interest loans and additional loan subsidizations… Read More »
Legislation reauthorizing the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and authorizes approximately $16.68 billion in infrastructure investment over the next five years to address America’s crumbling wastewater infrastructure and water quality challenges. The legislation also amends the CWA to allow for 10 year NPDES permits for municipal entities and includes provisions addressing administratively continued permits.
A fact sheet describing H.R. 1497, The Water Quality Protection & Job Creation Act. This bipartisan bill renews the Federal commitment to addressing local water quality challenges by providing an infusion of Federal assistance for the construction, repair, and replacement of the Nation’s network of wastewater and stormwater conveyance and treatment facilities. H.R. 1497 significantly… Read More »
EPA is publishing for public comment a proposed rule providing updates and clarifications to the substantive and procedural requirements for water quality certification under the CWA sec. 401. EPA will accept comments for 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Thank you for your February 20, 2019 letter regarding Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 and your thoughtful list of potential process reforms.