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PFOA/PFOS: Association for State Drinking Water Administrators Letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Addressing State...

The Association for State Drinking Water Administrators (“ASDWA”) sent April 25th comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency on the proposed PFAS National primary Drinking Water Regulation (“NPDWR”)...more

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Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Hot Springs County, Wyoming, Public Water System...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Red Lane Domestic Water, Inc. (“Red Lane”) entered into a March 24th Consent Agreement (“CA”) to address alleged violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act...more

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America's Water Infrastructure Act/Best Practices for Administration of Drinking Water State Revolving Funds: April 2022 U.S....

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”)released an April 2022 report titled: AWIA Best Practices for Administration of Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (“Report”)...more

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U.S. Geological Survey Streamgaging Networks: 89 Organizations/Coalition Letter to United States Congress Supporting...

Eighty-nine organizations (collectively “Coalition”)two sent letters, respectively, to United States Senators Merkley and Murkowski, and Congresswoman Pingree and Congressman Joyce urging their support to enable the U.S....more

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Summary of Latest Federal Action Regarding PFAS

A few considerations practitioners should keep in mind when dealing with contamination involving per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The PFAS Action Act of 2021 passed in the House and was received in...more

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PFAS in EPA’s Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2022-2026

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On March 28, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published its Final Strategic Plan (“Strategic Plan”) setting forth the agency’s priorities over the next four years based on seven strategic goals focused on the...more

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Is EPA's Decision the End of the Road on Perchlorate?

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 31, 2022, that it did not intend to regulate perchlorate in drinking water, leaving its July 2020 decision in place. EPA concluded that the prior decision was...more

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The It Couple: Environmental Justice and PFAS

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EPA recently held its first of two public meetings to garner input on environmental justice considerations related to the development of the proposed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) national primary drinking water...more

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U.S. EPA Releases “ECHO Notify” to Increase Public Awareness of Enforcement Related Information

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On March 22, 2022, U.S. EPA released a new web tool designed to ensure that information regarding environmental violations and enforcement actions is more readily available to the public. The new tool, called ECHO Notify,...more

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Don’t Be Left “On the Fence” with the EPA Fenceline Risk Screening Approach

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ICYMI. . . the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s or Agency’s) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) office is moving into evaluating whether there is unreasonable risk at industrial facility “fencelines.” What’s...more

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EPA Budget Includes CCS Injection Program Investment

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EPA’s budget, approved by Congress last week, increases investment in the agency’s Safe Drinking Water Act Underground Injection Control (UIC) program....more

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Underground Injection/Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Well Operator Enter...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Lambda Energy Resources, LLC (“Lambda”) entered into a Consent Agreement and Final Order (“CAFO”) addressing alleged violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act...more

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Spotlight: PFAS Remediation and the Infrastructure Act

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Signed into law on November 15, 2021, the landmark Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act allocates $10 billion for the remediation of PFAS in drinking water. In turn, the bill divides the $10 billion into three categories:...more

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Recent EPA Activity

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EPA Issues Notice of Public Meeting on Environmental Justice Considerations for the Development of the Proposed PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation - On February 9, 2022—just in time for coverage during King &...more

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Another "Maui" Citizen Suit in New York Continues to Meander Along in its Tenth Year

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A Magistrate Judge and EPA continue to strongly disagree about the application of the Safe Drinking Water Act to septic systems and cesspools in New York State Parks. The Magistrate Judge has concluded, both before and after...more

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EPA Publishes UCMR 5 Rule to Require Sampling and Monitoring of 29 PFAS

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The federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that once every five years, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publish a list of unregulated contaminants to be monitored by public water systems (PWS)...more

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New Infrastructure Law Brings Significant Investments in Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides the single largest investment in water infrastructure in the nation’s history. The significant expansion of funding is expected to spur water projects across the nation...more

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Lead in drinking water: Change (and opportunity!) on the horizon

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Regulatory challenges and serious public health consequences associated with lead in drinking water have been the topic of national discussion in recent years, particularly following the drinking water crisis in Flint,...more

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PFAS: Looking Back on a Year of Activity and Preparing for 2022

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In 2021, there was sustained and fast-paced executive action from the Biden administration focused on emphasizing and addressing the environmental and human health effects of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, more...more

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Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, January 2022

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Reopens Dockets For 20 High-Priority Substances: EPA has reopened the online dockets for 20 high-priority substances. According to the December 9, 2021, memorandum authorizing the re-opening of the...more

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Identifying Acrylamide Exposure Risks to Protect Residents of California

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Identifying Acrylamide Exposure Risks to Protect Residents of California - California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it proposed adding a new subsection to Article 6 of Title 27 of...more

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California Increases PFAS Listings under Proposition 65

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In late December, California formally listed PFOS “and its salts and transformation and degradation precursors” as carcinogens and PFNA and its salts as reproductive toxins under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement...more

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EPA Plans to Improve Lead and Copper Drinking Water Rule While Facing Legal Challenge from States

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EPA faces continuing pressure to improve the way it protects communities from lead in drinking water. One focus of the current EPA has been the Lead and Copper Drinking Water Rule Revisions (“LCRR”), promulgated under the...more

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Congress Provides Substantial Funding for Variety of Water Projects in Infrastructure Law With Emphasis on Low Income Communities

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) contains significant water-related provisions, amounting to $82.5 billion in spending. Areas addressed by these provisions include drinking water safety, clean water more...more

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California Proposes Amendments to Rules on Prop 65 Short-Form Product Warnings

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The proposal, which aims to clarify when short-form warnings should be used, would also create new requirements for information about harmful chemicals. On December 13, 2021, the California Office of Environmental Health...more

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