Posts by Stephanie Schlea

EPA Launches Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators in CT, PA, NJ, and WI

EPA Launches Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators in CT, PA, NJ, and WI

Today (1/27), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a new initiative, the Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators, to push...

FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Action Levels for Lead in Baby Food

FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Action Levels for Lead in Baby Food

On January 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the draft guidance, Action Levels for Lead in Food Intended...

Chicago Federal Reserve Outlines Potential Funding and Financing Strategies for Replacing LSLs

Chicago Federal Reserve Outlines Potential Funding and Financing Strategies for Replacing LSLs

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Chicago Fed) has released a summary from a November 2022 convening discussing the issues...

EPA Releases Addendum to Legal Tools to Advance Environmental Justice Focused on Cumulative Impacts

EPA Releases Addendum to Legal Tools to Advance Environmental Justice Focused on Cumulative Impacts

On January 11, EPA released the Cumulative Impacts Addendum to EPA Legal Tools to Advance Environmental Justice (EJ Legal Tools)....

Pennsylvania Sets New Drinking Water Standards for PFAS

Pennsylvania Sets New Drinking Water Standards for PFAS

On January 14, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) adopted new drinking water regulations for two per- and polyfluoroalkyl...

ASDWA Releases Update to Resource on State Definitions of Disadvantaged Communities

ASDWA Releases Update to Resource on State Definitions of Disadvantaged Communities

ASDWA has updated a vital tool on the association’s Environmental Justice webpage. The table for state definitions of disadvantaged communities...

NRDC and National Consumer Law Center to Hold Jan. 19 Webinar on “Water Affordability Advocacy Toolkit”

NRDC and National Consumer Law Center to Hold Jan. 19 Webinar on “Water Affordability Advocacy Toolkit”

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the National Consumer Law Center will host a webinar on January 19 at...

EPA Announces $100 million in Grants to Address Environmental Justice Issues

EPA Announces $100 million in Grants to Address Environmental Justice Issues

On January 10, EPA announced the availability of nearly $100 million in grants from the Inflation Reduction Act to advance...

EPA Releases List of Laboratories Approved by EPA for UCMR5 as Testing Begins Nationwide

EPA Releases List of Laboratories Approved by EPA for UCMR5 as Testing Begins Nationwide

Testing under the Fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5) began on January 1. UCMR 5 requires public water systems...

ASDWA Asks EPA to Classify Releases of Certain PFAS as a Significant New Use Under Most Recent SNUR

ASDWA Asks EPA to Classify Releases of Certain PFAS as a Significant New Use Under Most Recent SNUR

In comments sent to EPA on December 28, ASDWA outlined recommendations for the Agency’s latest Significant New Use Rule (SNUR),...

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