What are the Requirements of AWIA?

The benefits of America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) include it is holistic and encompasses many risks that could pose a threat to a community’s water supply, and it seeks to prevent and mitigate those risks by protecting the nation’s water infrastructure. AWIA expands on the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 to ensure Risk and Resilience Assessments Read More

What Funding is Available for AWIA Compliance?

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) specifies funding for many important water infrastructure initiatives that affect communities across the nation. All in all, AWIA is a comprehensive law that provides widespread requirements and support, with the goal of ensuring all community water systems are able to best serve their communities. One of the highlights Read More

USEPA Awards $3.9 Million to Research PFAS Challenges & Health Impacts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is awarding approximately $3.9 million through two grants for research that improves understanding of human and ecological exposure to per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment. The research is expected to help provide additional information about PFAS to Federal, State, Tribal, and local officials, as they work together Read More

Comment Period for PFAS Interim Guidance Ends June 10

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released draft interim guidance for addressing groundwater contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) for public review and comment as part of the PFAS Action Plan. The draft recommendations aim to provide clear and consistent guidance on addressing PFOA and PFOS in groundwater under federal cleanup programs. Read More

U.S. House & Senate Introduce Bills Mandating PFAS Levels

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contaminants, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). In the House of Representatives, the Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2019, H.R. 2377, would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to set an Read More

Guidance Issued on Clean Water Act Permitting Requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued guidance clarifying the application of Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting requirements to groundwater. USEPA’s Interpretative Statement concludes that Congress excluded releases of pollutants to groundwater from the CWA’s permitting requirements, and instead, left the regulation of those releases to other statutory authorities of the States and USEPA. Read More