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COVID-19 and the Wastewater Community In an effort to help the wastewater community understand and manage the implications associated with COVID-19, the California Water Environment Association(CWEA) has created a highlight on its E-Bulletin webpage to address Coronavirus Safety for Wastewater Professionals with special coverage updates. The page includes resources from the Centers for Disease Control [...]

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State Legislative Updates

Legislature Passes Emergency Spending Bill, Adjourns Until April 13 On Monday, March 16, 2020, the Senate and Assembly convened and passed a major emergency spending authorization to provide resources for the Governor to respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The authorization of up to $1.1 billion was passed unanimously with bipartisan support and will allow the [...]

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Federal Legislative Updates

A Push for Infrastructure Funding Members of the House Bipartisan Working Group have drafted a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), urging the House to adopt a federal infrastructure package that “streamlines regulations and authorizes new investments directly to affected communities.”  The letter, which has yet [...]

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Member News

Connect Beyond CASA Connects: Join CASA’s LISTSERVs! Is there a topic of interest particularly near and dear to your heart? Maybe biosolids? Collection systems? Legislative advocacy? Along with this newsletter, CASA offers several other ways to connect and share on these topics and more. With a number of LISTSERVs available to our members for updates [...]

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2020 Washington D.C. Policy Forum Recap Thank you to all who joined us last week in the nation’s capital to hear from distinguished speakers and participate in Capitol Hill visits with our California Representatives and their staff! During the 17th annual Policy Forum in Washington D.C., we heard from congressional staff, political insiders and other [...]

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Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Bill Introduction Deadline: All 2020 Legislation Now in Print The deadline for bills to be introduced in the 2020 Legislative Session was February 21. In total, 2310 bills were introduced by the Senate and Assembly in January and February for consideration in the 2020 legislative session. The next big legislative deadline is the House of Origin [...]

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Member News

West Bay Sanitary District Announces District Manager Retirement District Manager Phil Scott from West Bay Sanitary District is retiring, and the District will be looking to fill the position. If you are interested or know someone who may be, please find more information here. Congratulations to Phil on his retirement, from all of us here [...]

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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” [...]

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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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