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State Legislative Update 3/24

CASA Sponsors Three Bills in 2021 Last Friday, March 19, the CASA State Legislative Committee met and took positions on all bills of interest to the wastewater community that were introduced in the 2021 Legislative Session.   During the meeting the committee also decided CASA should co-sponsor AB 622 (Friedman), making for a total of three [...]

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Federal Update 3/24

CASA Holds Special Committee Meeting on Congressionally Directed Funding Rules Last week, the CASA Federal Legislative Committee (FLC) held a special committee meeting for the CASA membership to review the recent reinstatement of congressionally directed funding, known as Community Project funding (and formerly referred to as “earmarks”), and how CASA members can engage in the [...]

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Member News 3/24

LACSD Launch Event On April 15, the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts is hosting a virtual launch event for their Clearwater Project. The Clearwater Project is being built to protect local waterways by addressing aging infrastructure and involves constructing a new 18-foot diameter tunnel using a state-of-the-art tunnel boring machine (TBM). At the event, they [...]

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Webinars and Workshops 3/24

CalRecycle: Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship (SB 212) Plan Workshop Today, Wednesday, March 24, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm CalRecycle staff will present an overview of the statutory and regulatory requirements, submittal process, and timing for covered drug and home-generated sharps waste stewardship plans and initial program budgets as required by the Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste [...]

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CASA News 3/10

Award of Excellence Nominations: Expanded Categories! CASA is pleased to invite member agencies and associates to submit an Award of Excellence application now through April 30, 2021. This year, CASA has expanded the program to include a separate award for both small and large agencies in all categories. Your organization works hard to do what’s [...]

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Federal Update 3/10

Special Federal Legislative Committee Meeting: Earmarks Following the announcement from the House Committee on Appropriations that earmarks will return for the upcoming appropriations cycle, FY 2022, CASA’s Federal Legislative Committee (FLC) will hold a special meeting on the topic that will be open to the entire CASA membership. On Wednesday, March 17, at 11:00am, CASA’s [...]

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Member News 3/10

EBMUD Receives NACWA National Environmental Achievement Award Congratulations to the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), which garnered two National Environmental Achievement Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). EBMUD’s Virtual Tour Program won in the category of Public Information & Education: Educational Program, and their Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality [...]

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In Case You Missed it 3/11

House Debate Starts on Need for Boosted Clean Water Funding “Funding for U.S. water infrastructure—specifically for wastewater-treatment facilities—is gaining more attention in the House as advocates push for increased federal investment. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), backs major facility funding, noting at a Feb 23 hearing, “I’m going to push for a [...]

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Webinars and Workshops 3/11

SB 91 Emergency Rental Assistance Program and Household Utility Debt Information Session Tomorrow, Thursday, March 11, from 1:00pm to 3:30pm, the California Department of Housing and Community Development will be hosting an interactive listening session on the recently passed Tenet Relief Act focused on emergency rental assistance for rent and utilities. Utilities interested in learning more [...]

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CASA News 2/23

Thank You CASA Committee Members! CASA staff would like to extend our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to all who serve on CASA committee’s and workgroups. Your input, time, and effort is invaluable in supporting the work we do. We are proud to work with such extraordinary individuals and look forward to another year of working [...]

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