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Biosolids Will be Considered Organics for 75% Diversion Mandate

In a February 14 workshop on reducing short-lived climate pollutants, CalRecycle explained that biosolids and sludges are explicitly included in the proposed definition of organics to be diverted from landfills under recent legislation. SB 1383 calls for a 50% diversion of organics from landfills by 2020 and a 75% diversion rate by 2025 from 2014 [...]

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CASA Files Amicus Brief in Proposition 218 “Exhaustion of Remedies” Case

On February 8, CASA filed an amicus curiae brief in the case of Plantier v. Ramona Municipal Water District. The case focuses on an important procedural issue: whether persons challenging a local agency’s adopted sewer rate structure in a class action must “exhaust their administrative remedies” under Proposition 218 by filing a protest before the [...]

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Mark Your Calendar for the Sacramento Public Policy Forum – April 19th

The CASA and WateReuse California joint Public Policy Forum is right around the corner. The one-day program will be held April 19th in Sacramento. Participants will begin the day with a morning session at the Sutter Club featuring prominent speakers followed by a policy briefing from CASA and WateReuse legislative advocates. After lunch, it’s off [...]

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CASA Board of Directors Welcomes Newest Member

Jasmin Hall, Director at Inland Empire Utilities Agency, is the newest member of the CASA Board of Directors. Ms. Hall was appointed February 13 to fill a vacancy that resulting from the resignation of Director E.J. Shalaby. “I appreciate the honor to serve with some of the best leaders in the industry,” Ms. Hall said [...]

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Hundreds of Bills Introduced in Sacramento

Friday, February 17 was the final deadline for bills to be introduced for the 2017 Legislative Session. CASA staff are now hard at work combing through the hundreds of bills introduced to flag legislation of interest to the wastewater community. In a few weeks, the State Legislative Committee will meet to discuss the most pressing [...]

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Traci Minamide is CASA’s Newest Officer

The Board elected Director Traci Minamide, Chief Operating Officer for the City of Los Angeles, LA Sanitation, to serve as Secretary Treasurer. She joins President Jeff Moorhouse and Vice President Paul Bushee in leading the association this year.

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Know Someone Who Would Be a Great Board Member?

The 2017 Nominating Committee, Chaired by Past President Kevin Hardy, is seeking recommendations for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors beginning August 2017. The committee’s memo and a recommendation form provide additional information.

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Protect Tax Exempt Municipal Bonds: Reach Out to Your Representatives Today!

The protection of tax-exempt municipal financing is one of CASA’s highest federal legislative priorities for 2017 along with increased wastewater infrastructure funding. To help preserve this important tool, we encourage you to reach out to your local congressional representatives and urge them to sign on to the municipal bond “dear colleague” letter. An action alert [...]

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President Trump Orders “2 out, 1 in” for New Regulations

The second full week of the Trump Administration began with the President’s Executive Order to rollback federal rules. Under the January 30 action, every new rule issued by a federal agency must be accompanied by the elimination of two existing rules. This "2 out and 1 in" follows a campaign pledge to rein in federal [...]

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Bloomberg Government Analyst to Address Upcoming D.C. Forum

Adam Schank, a Legislative Analyst with Bloomberg Government, is among the lineup of strong speakers who will address the CASA Washington D.C. Policy Forum February 27 through March 1. Mr. Schank has analyzed federal regulatory proposals relating to pollution control, energy development and utilities. A self described “nerd from MN”, with bachelors and masters degrees [...]

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