Now’s the Time to Reserve Your Spot at our Annual Conference Once again we have an impressive line-up of speakers for our annual conference set for August 8-10 in Monterey. Themed “The New Basics,” join us to hear from: Keynote speaker Chad Pregracke, founder and president of Living Lands and Water and author of From [...]
Under direction of the Director of Operations and Director of Legislative Advocacy, assists in implementing the Association’s state and federal legislative and regulatory program; researches, monitors, and analyzes legislation and regulatory issues affecting Association members; provides staff support to the State Legislative Committee, Federal Legislative Committee and Regulatory Work Group; and performs related work as [...]
Last week, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works released an initial draft of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, formerly referred to as the Water Resources Development Act. The biennial legislation has bipartisan support with senior leadership of the committee sponsoring. Committee hearings took place May 9 with additional hearings set for May [...]
Microplastics and microfiber pollution are hot topics this year in the regulatory and legislative arenas. Progress is underway with several solution-oriented initiatives moving forward. The Ocean Protection Council recently adopted its updated California Ocean Litter Prevention Strategy. CASA contributed to the development of the strategy that includes goals and actions to address microplastic pollution in the [...]
CalRecycle recently released new draft regulations to implement SB 1383. The legislation aims to establish targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in statewide organic waste disposal levels by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025. CASA participated in a Sacramento workshop last week and is developing comments to continue our efforts to shape the [...]
On May 10, CASA submitted comments on the State Water Board’s draft Intended Use Plan for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for federal fiscal year 2018. The Board will consider adoption of the IUP at its June 19 meeting. Several changes from prior practice are proposed in the draft IUP. The proposed changes include [...]
Last month, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her government’s pledge to clean the world's oceans of plastics. The UK government plans to end the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers, plastic-stemmed cotton swabs and wet wipes in England. Read more.
Before summer gets into full swing, make your plans to join us at our 63rd annual conference, August 8-10 at the Monterey Marriott. Hotel rooms are booking fast at this time of year. Review the preliminary program and register soon!
Welcome new members! City of Folsom Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP IEU Attracts 3,800 Participants to Educational Event CASA member Inland Empire Utilities Agency made a significant impact at its Earth Day event this year. Approximately 2,000 students, parents and teachers along with 1,800 community members attended the educational event. Participants learned about ways to take [...]
Calendar Change: State Water Board Postpones May Workshops Due to staffing and scheduling conflicts, the State Water Board postponed its stakeholder workshops for the Proposed Sanitary Sewer System General Order Reissuance. The workshops were scheduled to take place in various cities throughout May. We will keep you posted as we learn more.