Cheryl MacKelvie

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Happy Holidays 11/17

Giving Thanks With the holiday season approaching, CASA staff wanted to share how thankful we are for you, our members, for your daily service and for simply being a great group of people. Happy Holidays to all!   Fats, Oil, and Grease (F.O.G.) Talk In the wastewater sector, we all know that the holiday season [...]

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CASA News 11/17

Join us in Palm Springs for the 2023 Winter Conference It is hard to believe that it has been three years since we all met in-person for the CASA Winter Conference, which is why we are so pleased to invite you to the 2023 CASA Winter Conference in Palm Springs! Attending the winter conference is [...]

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State Legislative Update 11/17

Election Brings Major Changes to California Legislature The midterm election has ushered in a new era in Sacramento politics.  California voters elected 31 freshman legislators to serve in the California Legislature.  This is the largest class of newcomers to be elected at once in nearly a decade with 21 new members joining the State Assembly [...]

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Federal Update 11/17

EPA Announces Build America, Buy America Guidance for Water Assistance Programs The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Office of Water (OW) has finalized implementation guidance for the expanded Build America, Buy America (BABA) mandates under the Agency’s water infrastructure assistance programs. Under BABA, infrastructure projects seeking federal assistance must ensure that all iron, steel, manufactured [...]

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In Case You Missed It 11/17

California AG Bonta Files Lawsuit Against Manufacturers of PFAS On Nov. 10, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that the State has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, for endangering public health, causing irreparable harm to the state's natural resources, and engaging in a widespread [...]

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Regulatory Update 11/17

SWRCB & CWEA Operator in Training Survey Earlier this month, CWEA launched an operator survey developed in conjunction with the SWRCB by members of a workgroup focused on CA Operator Certification challenges. The purpose of this survey is to collect your feedback on the impacts of the Wastewater Operator in Training program upon the clean water community, as well as overall perception [...]

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Professional Development Opportunity 11/17

2023 Water & Wastewater Leadership Center Applications Now Being Accepted! With the belief that exceptional leadership is essential to the continued success of the water sector, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, the American Water Works Association, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and the Water Environment Federation – in collaboration with the National [...]

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State Funding 11/17

Wastewater Funding Fair The Central Coast Water Board will be hosting a virtual wastewater funding fair in coordination with the Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) on December 13th, from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM. DFA provides grants and/or low interest loans for water quality projects through the state’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The event will [...]

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CASA News 11/2

Winter Conference Registration Now Open The 2023 Winter Conference is just a few months away and registration is now open! Discover what water professionals need to plan for in 2023 by hearing from experts on legislative and regulatory developments, automation and cybersecurity, drought, energy conservation and more. The CASA Winter Conference provides an opportunity to [...]

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Federal Update 11/2

CASA Submits Comment Letter to EPA on PFAS CERCLA Designation In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) request for public comment on the proposed Designation of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) as CERCLA Hazardous Substances, CASA submitted a comment letter last week. USEPA published the proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register [...]

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