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President Signs HR 212 into Law

As reported in last week’s ASDWA Weekly Update, both the House and Senate agreed to the language included in HR 212, the Drinking Water Protection Act and sent it to the President for signature.  On August 7th, the bill became law (PL 114-45).  As a quick recap, the bill amends the SDWA to provide for risk assessment and management of cyanotoxins in drinking water; calls for EPA to develop a strategic plan to assess and manage risks associated with cyanotoxins in drinking water supplied by public water systems; and requires the Agency to submit that plan to Congress.  The measure also calls for EPA to enter into cooperative agreements with, and provide technical assistance to, affected states and public water systems.  However, no funds are authorized to carry out these requirements.