Proposed Rules for PFAS and Other Emerging Chemicals of Concern

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the latest efforts to protect communities and the environment from the health risks posed by certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are long-lasting chemicals that break down very slowly over time, and they have been used in many different consumer, commercial, and industrial products. USEPA proposes two Read More

Cybersecurity Incident Response Guide for Water and Wastewater Systems

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) collaborated on the new Incident Response Guide: Water and Wastewater Sector. The guide provides best practices for cyber incident response, including the four stages of the incident response lifecycle:   CISA, the FBI, and USEPA say technical expertise Read More

New Year Brings New PFAS Regulations

The new year ushered in a slew of new regulations on “forever chemicals” in states, as well as the anticipated finalization of the proposed drinking water regulation at the Federal level. Safe Drinking Water Act Standards for PFAS U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) intends to finalize new drinking water standards for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Read More

USEPA Begins Process to Prioritize Five Chemicals Under Toxic Substances Control Act

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has started the process to prioritize five additional toxic chemicals for risk evaluation under the nation’s chemical safety law. If USEPA designates the five chemicals as High Priority Substances, risk evaluations for these chemicals will begin. The following chemicals are prioritized for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Read More

Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements Published

On the last day of November, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the much-awaited proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI). The water industry has been watching and waiting for the proposed changes to be released as water systems simultaneously work towards compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) deadline of October Read More

Get the Lead Out Initiative to Accelerate Removal of Lead Service Lines Nationwide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the new Get the Lead Out (GLO) Initiative to help ensure safer drinking water for communities. Through the GLO initiative, which is funded entirely by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and is in partnership with the Department of Labor, USEPA will partner with 200 underserved communities nationwide to provide the technical Read More