A summary of the Senate’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 – Title II: Clean Water.
A letter from Congress requesting the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate the federal government’s response to harmful algal blooms (HABs). The letter asks GAO to investigate the federal government’s response to HABs and hypoxia, including how it is helping state and local governments address the problem, what adaptation methods are being employed, and officials’ plans… Read More »
The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers published the final Navigable Waters Protection Rule in the Federal Register on April 21, 2020. The final rule defines the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act. The rule will become effective on June 22, 2020.
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… 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.
ACWA’s comment letter to EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water on Proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions.
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.