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D.C. Forum to Feature POLITICO’s Daniel Lippman Daniel Lippman, White House and Washington Reporter with POLITICO, is among the strong lineup of speakers who will address the CASA Washington D.C. Policy Forum February 24 - 26. Mr. Lippman has co-authored POLITICO’s Playbook and continues to write in both the “Great Weekend Reads” and “Social Data” [...]

By |February 10th, 2020|Hot Topics|Comments Off on CASA News

Regulatory Updates

State Water Board Adopts Lower Response Levels for PFOA and PFOS Last week, the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water announced the lowering of response levels for two Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). The updated response levels are 10 parts per trillion (ppt) for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and 40 ppt for perfluorooctane [...]

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Federal Legislative Update

House Passes San Francisco Bay Restoration Legislation This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by voice vote, the San Francisco Bay Restoration Act (H.R. 1132), sponsored by Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA). The bill aims to improve water quality and protect San Francisco Bay coastal communities from the effects of sea level rise by authorizing [...]

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Member News

A groundbreaking was held January 11 for the Larkfield Estates sewer project. Pictured from left to right: Sonoma Water Assistant GM Mike Thompson, Sonoma Water Director James Gore (with his son, Jacob), Sonoma Water GM Grant Davis, and Larkfield resident Gena Jacob. Larkfield Sewer Project Rises from the Ashes of Tubbs Fire The [...]

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Join Us for the Washington D.C. Policy Forum 2020 holds great possibilities and opportunities for our federal legislative priorities. Join us next month to hear from policy makers and advocate on priority clean water issues face to face with your Congressional Representatives in the nation’s capital. Our Washington D.C. Policy Forum is February 24 – [...]

By |January 28th, 2020|Hot Topics|Comments Off on CASA News

Legislative and Regulatory Updates

CASA Sponsored Wet Wipes Labeling Bill Moves Forward We are pleased to report that CASA’s sponsored bill on wet wipes labeling, AB 1672 (Bloom) passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday, January 23rd. It now heads to the Assembly Floor where it will be up for a vote this week. The bill has been sitting in the [...]

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Member News

Fires, Favors and Wolves In the wake of the recent Kincade fire in Northern California, Sonoma Water’s Assistant General Manager Michael Thompson shared his agency’s experience with us at the Winter Conference. Read more about the recent disaster experience in the article “10 Minutes with Michael Thompson” from BC Water News.   A Changing Water [...]

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USEPA Biosolids Webinars Available in February Biosolids annual reports for 2019 activities are due to USEPA via electronic submission by February 19, 2020.  To assist agencies with the submission process USEPA has been conducting training webinars on the reporting system and requirements.  Registration for the final webinar on February 12th from 10:00 – 11:00 PDT is available here.

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Winter Conference Kick-off the new year by joining us at the winter conference in Indian Wells January 21 – 23, 2020 (Tuesday – Thursday). Hear from experts on topics we’re all concerned about, including the latest legislative and regulatory developments, cutting edge technologies, workforce development and more. Plus, join us to bid a fond farewell [...]

By |January 7th, 2020|Hot Topics|Comments Off on CASA News

Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Administration Releases Draft 2020 Water Resilience Portfolio On Friday, January 3, the Newsom Administration released its draft 2020 Water Resiliency Portfolio. The portfolio has been in development since the Governor released his Executive Order N-10-19 in April, which directed a multi-agency effort to modernize the State’s water systems to better prepare for a changing climate. [...]

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