Cybersecurity No Longer a Requirement for Sanitary Surveys

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) rescinded its 2023 Cybersecurity Rule in October due to a lawsuit in the State of Missouri. The States of Missouri, Iowa, and Arkansas teamed with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) to challenge the regulation. The new rule, announced in March, would Read More

Clean Water Act of 2023 to be Considered by Congress

In mid-October, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives brought forth the Clean Water Act of 2023 in an attempt to counteract the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the definition of “navigable waters” related to the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Supporters say the Clean Water Act of 2023 would amend the Federal Water Pollution Read More

Rule Finalized to Require Enhanced PFAS Reporting to Toxics Release Inventory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) finalized a rule that improves reporting on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). USEPA eliminated an exemption that allowed facilities to avoid reporting information on PFAS when those chemicals were used in small concentrations. The so-called “forever chemicals” are used at low concentrations in Read More