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EPA Publishes Two Water Proposals in the Federal Register

On Monday, September 16th, EPA published two water proposals in the Federal Register. The first was a Notice of Intent to Develop a Policy on the Determination of a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) and Hypoxia as an Event of National Signficance in Freshwater Systems. EPA is asking for comments on a broad range of factors that would impact such a determination. Comments are due to EPA by October 31, 2019.

The second was a Notice of Availability and Request for Comments on EPA’s Draft Water Reuse Action Plan. EPA released the Draft Water Reuse Action Plan at the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium on Tuesday, September 10th. This Federal Register notice summarizes the Draft Plan and encourages EPA’s collaborators to commit to lead or collaborate with others on implementing any of the proposed actions in the Draft Plan. Comments are due to EPA by December 16, 2019.

ASDWA partnered with the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) to hold a regulator summit prior the WateReuse Symposium. ASDWA is collaborating with ACWA on developing comments on the Draft Plan.