Posts by Alan Roberson

Nine Associations Send Letter to EPA Administrators Requesting Withdrawal of Cybersecurity Memorandum

Nine Associations Send Letter to EPA Administrators Requesting Withdrawal of Cybersecurity Memorandum

On Wednesday, January 25, nine associations representing water and wastewater systems and local elected officials sent a letter (below) to...

EPA & Corps of Engineers Publish Final “Revised Definition of Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule

EPA & Corps of Engineers Publish Final “Revised Definition of Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule

On December 30, 2022, EPA and the Corps of Engineers published the pre-publication version of the final “Revised Definition of...

President Biden Signs Omnibus Spending Bill

President Biden Signs Omnibus Spending Bill

On Thursday, 12/29, President Biden signed the omnibus spending bill, after a flurry of year-end Congressional activity to avoid a...

Proposed PFAS Regulation Still Under Review at OMB

Proposed PFAS Regulation Still Under Review at OMB

EPA’s proposed drinking water regulation for PFOA and PFOS is still under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866 Review at the Office...

EPA Sends Memo on Cybersecurity for Water Systems to OMB for Review

EPA Sends Memo on Cybersecurity for Water Systems to OMB for Review

On Friday, 12/16, EPA sent a “Memorandum to State Drinking Water Administrators on Public Water System Cybersecurity” (RIN: 2040-ZA41) to...

EPA Declares Date for Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

EPA Declares Date for Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

EPA is being sued by several parties (not really unusual for significant drinking water regulations), including NRDC and Earthjustice, on...

Talks Continue as Congress has not Resolved FY23 Budget or Continuing Resolution

Talks Continue as Congress has not Resolved FY23 Budget or Continuing Resolution

Congress appears to be at an impasse, at the moment, over the annual government spending bill for Fiscal Year (FY)...

ASDWA’s Letter on Impacts to SRFs from Earmarks

ASDWA’s Letter on Impacts to SRFs from Earmarks

ASDWA recently sent a letter to the Hill (below) to educate Members and their staff about the impacts to the...

Inspector General Finds that EPA Met AWIA Requirements but Needs to Improve Oversight

Inspector General Finds that EPA Met AWIA Requirements but Needs to Improve Oversight

According to a recent report from EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Agency generally met the water system security...

EPA Releases BABA Implementation Memo & Schedules 11/15 Webinar

EPA Releases BABA Implementation Memo & Schedules 11/15 Webinar

EPA’s Office of Water (OW) recently released its implementation procedures for the Build America, Buy America (BABA) provisions of the...

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