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New EPA Tools, Fact Sheet, and Workshop

New Fact Sheet

EPA’s Water Security Division has released a new fact sheet Risk and Resilience Assessments and Emergency Response Plans: New Requirements for Drinking Water Utilities, describing the AWIA drinking water requirements for risk and resilience assessments and emergency response plans. The fact sheet also provides an overview of the deadlines and frequently asked questions and information concerning resources and tools.

Upcoming Exercises

The Water Laboratory Alliance Response Plan (WLA-RP) TTX consists of a comprehensive, national approach to coordinated laboratory response incidents requiring more analytical support than a typical utility or state laboratory can provide. Exercise participants will be able to describe the key elements of the WLA-RP and discuss water sector lessons learned and best practices for emergency response. This exercise will describe laboratory roles and other stakeholders during a water contamination incident.

DATE:                Tuesday May 21

TIME:                1:00 – 2:00 pm (Eastern)

REGISTER:      Click here

EPA’s Analytical Preparedness Full Scale Exercise (AP-FSE) Toolkit is designed to improve preparedness and enhance coordination and relationships with response partners. This interactive resource can be tailored to the user’s needs to conduct exercises that involve the coordination of analytical support.

DATE:                Thursday May 30

TIME:                1:00 – 2:00 pm (Eastern)

REGISTER:      Click here

New Workshop

Earthquake Resilience Training for Water and Wastewater Utilities is an upcoming workshop in South Carolina hosted by EPA and multiple South Carolina agencies discussing guidance and information for drinking water and wastewater utilities to enhance their ability to withstand a seismic event, minimize damage, and rapidly recover from disruptions to service.

DATE:                Thursday May 23

TIME:                8:0 am – 12:30 pm (Eastern)

REGISTER:      Click here