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Regulatory Updates & Other News

CWEA Annual Conference to Feature CASA’s Greg Kester Our Director of Renewable Resources Greg Kester is again in demand for his expertise on biosolids issues. He’ll speak not once—but twice—at the California Water Environment Association’s Annual Conference, April 17-20 in Sacramento. During a Tuesday workshop, Greg will present on co-digestion opportunities and challenges. Wednesday afternoon he will lead [...]

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Member News

West Basin Board Announces New General Manager The West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors recently announced Patrick Sheilds will serve as its new general manager. Sheilds previously served as the executive director of operations at the Irvine Ranch Water District. Read more. OCSD Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting Congrats to Orange County [...]

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Mark Your Calendar

CFCC to Offer Infrastructure Funding Fairs The California Financing Coordinating Committee will host six free funding fairs between April and August. The CFCC combines the resources of five state and two federal funding agencies to provide a one-stop shop for available grants, loans and bond financing for infrastructure projects. This is a great opportunity to [...]

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CASA Hosts Successful Washington D.C. Policy Forum

The timing of our 2018 Washington D. C. policy forum could not have been better. This year Congress will consider a critical infrastructure package and an Administration proposal with many of CASA’s top priorities. Last week nearly 50 agency members joined us on Capitol Hill to hear about the new political landscape and to advocate [...]

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Legislative Updates

State Legislative Committee to Consider Bill Positions Our state legislative committee will meet March 16 to determine our legislative priorities for the year. Committee members will review and consider nearly 100 of the 2,341 bills introduced in the 2018 legislative session. The bills relate to water quality, local government, renewable energy, climate change and other [...]

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Member News

Welcome New Members City of Seaside and Moulton Niguel Water District!   VVWRA Takes the Mic for a Worthy Cause Here’s some fun member news! Check out Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority’s recent lip sync performance at this community fundraiser. VVWRA’s team earned the much coveted first-place spot. In turn, their stellar performance helped raise [...]

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Mark Your Calendar

Reminder: SB 1383 Workshops Set for April CalRecycle’s SB 1383 workshops will take place April 4 in Sacramento and April 6 in Carlsbad. Join to share input and learn about the implementation of SB 1382. Read more.

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Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Package Proposes Longer NPDES Permit Terms

On February 12, the Trump Administration released its formal program outline to secure $1.5 trillion in infrastructure assistance over the next decade. This document will inform congressional infrastructure efforts over the next several months. It serves as a starting point for negotiation of a final infrastructure package. The proposal includes a number of CASA’s highest [...]

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Now is the Time to Share Your Voice on Infrastructure-Join us in D.C. Next Week

This is an important time for Congress and the administration to hear from California’s wastewater community on infrastructure. The President’s proposal is a mixed bag of elements we strongly support and others on which we have concerns. Join CASA at our Washington D.C. Public Policy Forum next week. We will have an opportunity to present [...]

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Legislative & Regulatory Updates

Hundreds of Bills Introduced for 2018 Friday, February 16, marked the final deadline to introduce new legislation in the second year of the 2017-2018 legislative session. Over the next several weeks, CASA advocates will review hundreds of introduced bills for issues of interest to the wastewater community. With the bill introduction deadline behind us, legislative policy [...]

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