Posts by Alan Roberson

New EPA Inspector General Report on Oversight of State Drinking Water Programs

New EPA Inspector General Report on Oversight of State Drinking Water Programs

Yesterday (7/19), EPA’s Inspector General released a report on management and oversight issues with state drinking water programs post-Flint. This report has gotten some press,...

New Blog Posts on Lead and New GAO Report on Lead Testing in Schools

New Blog Posts on Lead and New GAO Report on Lead Testing in Schools

Lead has been back in the news again with three new items of interest on lead. On Monday (7/16), the...

Multitude of Public Comments at EPA Hearing on Proposed Transparency in Science Rule

Multitude of Public Comments at EPA Hearing on Proposed Transparency in Science Rule

On Tuesday, July 17th, EPA held a public hearing on its proposed rule – “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science”. There...

Transition Challenges Remain after ASDWA/EPA Data Management Users Conference

Transition Challenges Remain after ASDWA/EPA Data Management Users Conference

Today (7/12) marked the conclusion of another successful ASDWA/EPA Data Management Users Conference (DMUC) in Salt Lake City and the...

USA Today Story on Legionnaires’ Standard Dispute

USA Today Story on Legionnaires’ Standard Dispute

On Monday, July 9th, USA Today published a story on a dispute on a Legionnaires’ standard being developed by NSF...

EPA Extends Comment Period for Benefit-Cost Proposal Until August 13th

EPA Extends Comment Period for Benefit-Cost Proposal Until August 13th

On Tuesday, July 3rd, EPA published the extension to the comment period (until August 13th) for its June 13th advanced...

CA Publishes Maps and Protocols for Algal Blooms in Recreational Waters

CA Publishes Maps and Protocols for Algal Blooms in Recreational Waters

The state of California has moved into mapping water quality issues in a big way (see an earlier blog post...

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Resigns

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Resigns

Earlier today (July 5th), EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced his resignation. Effective Monday, July 9th, Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will...

AWWA/WEF Affordability Symposium in Washington, DC on August 6-7

AWWA/WEF Affordability Symposium in Washington, DC on August 6-7

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) are holding an affordability symposium on August 6-7...

Informative Compilation of Algal Toxins Stories from Salem’s Newspaper

Informative Compilation of Algal Toxins Stories from Salem’s Newspaper

Many in the drinking water community have heard about the algal toxin advisories issued for Salem, Oregon throughout June, and...

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