Cheryl MacKelvie

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Legislative & Regulatory Updates

CASA Urges Unified Regulatory Approach to Biosolids Management On November 15, we submitted comments to CalRecycle on the draft regulatory language for the implementation of organics diversion mandates under SB 1383. We strongly recommend language that establishes a unified regulatory approach to biosolids management. We base this on federal 503 standards or the State Water [...]

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CASA Winter Conference

Register Today for Our Winter Conference Plans are well underway for another exciting, informative CASA conference. Themed “Plan for the Best, Prepare for the Rest,” our winter conference will dive into critical issues facing California clean water agencies. Conference highlights include: “Water Future 4.0 – What Does the Future Really Look Like” with Dr. David [...]

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Legislative & Regulatory Updates

Potential Joint Powers Pension Legislation on the Horizon The CalPERS Board is reviewing a proposal to sponsor JPA pension liability legislation. The proposed legislation will require public agencies to report public retirement system liabilities of each JPA they participate in as their own liabilities on their agency’s balance sheets. This retroactive proposal will be a [...]

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Industry News

The PPIC Water Policy Center recently presented "Priorities for California’s Water" addressing how California's severe weather this past year affected water management. Topics included legislative priorities for cities, partnerships for improving aquatic ecosystems and decisions for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed. Read More

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Member News

CASA Members Named Women Impacting Water in California Congratulations to CASA Vice President Traci Minamide! The California Water Environment Association recently recognized her as one of the Women Impacting Water in California. CWEA also recognized CASA members Amber Baylor, co-chair of the regulatory workgroup water committee, and Lisa Arroyo of the City of Santa Barbara. [...]

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Mark Your Calendar

Registration is Open! Conference registration and hotel reservations are now open for the Winter Conference (Jan. 24-26) and the Washington D.C. Policy Forum (Feb. 26-28).  Check out our event page for hotel information and registration. Preliminary program information coming soon. Questions? Contact Cheryl MacKelvie at 916-446-0388. Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reductions Workshops CalRecycle will host [...]

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Industry News

750 Organizations Participate in Imagine a Day without Water On October 12, 2017, 750 organizations came together for Imagine a Day Without Water, the third annual day of action hosted by the Value of Water Campaign. The campaign asks Americans and elected leaders to think about often-overlooked water systems. Across the country, municipal water agencies, [...]

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Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Governor Brown recently signed AB 967 authorizing the practice of liquid cremation of human remains. He also signed SB 229,  which is one of two recent bills to make it easier for property owners to build accessory dwelling units. Here are two great resources covering how these laws will impact your agency when they become effective January 1, [...]

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Advocating for Our Members

CASA Continues to Provide Input on the Recycled Water Policy Amendment We’re continuing to work with WateReuse California to advocate for key changes to the policy to facilitate recycled water use. We will participate in the State Water Board’s workshops to discuss the proposed amendments and are a member of the stakeholder advisory group on [...]

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Your Biosolids Management Primer

CASA’s Renewable Resource Programs Director Greg Kester recently developed and shared a primer on the regulation and management of biosolids with the California Air Resources Board and our members. In case you missed it, we encourage you to read it as many members found it very useful. Biosolids Primer

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