The New Administration’s Regulatory Framework

The Biden Administration announced a number of changes to the U.S. environmental policy, some of which will affect AE2S clients. AE2S has reviewed these announcements, as well as pertinent published plans and cabinet appointments in detail to provide a summary of what to expect from the new Federal Administration.   Lead and Copper Rule  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released the prepublication version of the Lead and Copper Read More

MN to Monitor for PFAS in Public Water Supplies

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will begin to sample public water systems for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) this year. In the first phase of the project, which is scheduled to start in early 2021, MDH will collect samples from approximately 60 community water systems (CWSs), including municipalities, some manufactured home parks, college campuses, prisons, and Read More

Comment Period Opens on Interim Guidance to Destroy and Dispose of Certain PFAS and PFAS-Containing Materials

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released new interim guidance for public comment regarding destroying and disposing of certain per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and PFAS-containing materials. The new interim guidance outlines the current techniques and treatments that may be used to destroy or dispose of PFAS and PFAS-containing materials from non-consumer products, including aqueous Read More

USEPA Announces Interim Strategy to Address PFAS Through Wastewater Permits

Aggressively addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment continues to be an active and ongoing priority for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The USEPA has issued a memorandum detailing an interim National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting strategy for addressing PFAS in USEPA-issued wastewater permits. In addition, USEPA released information on Read More

Utilities Should Request COVID-19 Vaccines for Staff

The Water Sector Coordinating Council (WSCC) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) are urging U.S. water and wastewater utilities to contact their State and local public health agencies to ensure their staff are properly prioritized in their community’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. As stated in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Read More