Cheryl MacKelvie

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Water Recycling Legislation Moves Forward

Friday, May 26th was the fiscal committee deadline for bills to be passed from the Appropriations Committees in both houses.  The Senate and Assembly held their notorious “suspense file” hearings on Thursday and Friday to decide which of the hundreds of bills being considered for their fiscal impacts would move forward and which would be [...]

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Citizen Suit Reform Legislation Re-Introduced

Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has again introduced legislation to reform the Clean Water Act's citizen suits provisions. Co-sponsors Representatives Ken Calvert and Tom McClintock joined Mr. Hunter in sponsoring the measure. CASA worked very closely with the congressman on the legislation, which proposes reasonable revisions to the law with regard to attorneys fees, state enforcement [...]

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State Controller to Speak at CASA Annual Conference

Betty Yee, California State Controller, will speak during the closing session of CASA’s annual conference, taking place August 22-24, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego. As the chief fiscal officer of California, the sixth largest economy in the world, Ms. Yee is responsible for accountability and disbursement of the state’s financial resources. She [...]

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CASA Awarded Grant to Study Biochar

CASA has received a $238,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service to evaluate the use of wood biochar as a wastewater filtration medium. This project will test biochar produced as a byproduct from forest biomass gasification for renewable energy production. California’s forests have experienced an unprecedented tree mortality crisis, with over 100 million trees lost [...]

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Water Board Reconvenes CEC Expert Panel

In preparation for revising the 2009 Recycled Water Policy, the State Water Board will reconvene the expert panel on constituents of emerging concern. In addition to updating their recommendations for CEC monitoring for landscape irrigation and groundwater recharge, the panel will be asked to weigh in on surface water augmentation with recycled water and antibiotic [...]

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CASA Opposes Legislation Impacting Agencies in the Coastal Zone

CASA is opposing AB 1129 by Assembly Member Mark Stone. The bill makes several changes to the Coastal Act relating to permitting for “coastal armoring” structures such as seawalls, revetments, breakwaters, harbor channels, groins, cliff retaining walls and other such construction that alters natural shorelines. Additionally, the bill limits emergency permits to temporary authorizations and [...]

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CASA Joins Broad Coalition in Support of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard

CASA is one of over 150 vehicle fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, fuel producers, and associations who have urged Governor Brown and legislative leaders to retain the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). In a letter sent May 11, the coalition expressed strong support for the standard, which will reduce the carbon intensity of California’s transportation fuels [...]

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Spread the Word About Water Careers

CA Water Jobs has released new resources for recruiting and sharing opportunities for careers in the water sector. Take a look at the career video interviews and the new resources, including social media graphics and hashtags. CASA is a sponsor of the CA Water Jobs website hosted by the California Water Environment Association. Over the past [...]

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Registration Now Open for CASA Annual Conference

Conference registration and hotel reservations are now open for the 62nd CASA Annual Conference. Check out our event page for hotel information and registration. Preliminary program information coming soon. *CSRMA participants please note the training seminar will be on Tuesday this year.

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CASA to Host Prestigious Research Conference

On June 12 and 13, prominent researchers from throughout the United States will meet in Los Angeles to discuss the latest research on biosolids topics such as risk assessment, urban soil restoration and beneficial restoration of bay lands, fire ravaged land and other sites. The researchers formed a technical workgroup (known as W 3170) under [...]

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