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CASA News 5/30

Get to Know the CASA Staff: Jessica Gauger Jessica Gauger manages CASA’s state legislative advocacy initiatives and is our lead advocate in the California Legislature. She regularly interfaces with elected officials, legislative staff, and other stakeholders to advance CASA’s public policy priorities.  She also works in conjunction with our professional consultants in Washington D.C. to [...]

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Federal Legislative News 5/30

Senate Committee Favorably Reports Out WRDA 2024 The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works favorably reported out the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2024 (S. 4367) on a recorded vote of 19-0. Historically, Congress passes WRDA on biannual basis and the legislation primarily focuses on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) water infrastructure [...]

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Member News 5/30

Rancho Water Optimizes Operations Through Energy Efficiency The Rancho California Water District (Rancho Water/District) serves 150 square miles in Southwest Riverside County, which includes the cities of Temecula and Murrieta. As an innovative leader in the community, Rancho Water is dedicated to advancing energy efficiencies through the use of solar facilities, new construction, partnerships, and [...]

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Upcoming Events 5/30

Last Call - 2024 Partnering for Impact Event is Nearly Sold-Out The CWEA and CASA Partnering for Impact (PFI) event is just around the corner! Happening on June 4, 2024, from 8:00am – 4:30pm in Irvine, CA, join wastewater leaders from more than 50 different agencies and firms for discussions on innovation and a chance [...]

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CASA News 5/9

Get to Know the CASA Staff: Greg Kester Greg serves as CASA’s Director of Renewable Resource Programs and has been CASA’s subject matter expert on all matters pertaining to renewable resources for nearly two decades. He manages emerging issues at the local, state and federal level and within the private sector on all biosolids, renewable [...]

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Federal Legislative Update 5/9

USEPA Finalizes PFAS CERCLA Designation Rulemaking Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) finalized its Designation of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) as CERCLA Hazardous Substances. The rule goes into effect on July 8, 2024. Upon the final rule’s announcement, USEPA also published its PFAS Enforcement Discretion and Settlement Policy Under CERCLA [...]

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In Case You Missed It 5/9

2024 Spring Recruitment Campaign Last month, CASA, along with the California Water Environment Association, the Association of Clean Water Agencies and the Water Energy Education Alliance launched a new public outreach campaign "Your Future is Clear" aimed to increased recruitment and highlight careers available in the world of water. As you know well, many California [...]

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Upcoming Events 5/9

National Public Works Week May 19 – 25 is National Public Works Week! This year, the American Public Works Association announced the theme "Advancing Quality of Life for All". Public works contributes to advancing and enhancing our quality of life, no matter where we live in the world. Public works professionals provide essential services that [...]

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CASA News 4/18

Get to Know the CASA Staff: Adam Link Adam Link has been with CASA for more than a decade and throughout that time has worked to ensure that CASA fulfills its mission of providing trusted information and advocacy on behalf of California clean water agencies. He took over as Executive Director in 2020, and previously [...]

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Federal Legislative Update 4/18

Passive Receiver CERCLA Liability Exemption Representative John Curtis (R-UT) has introduced H.R. 7944, Water Systems PFAS Liability Protection Act. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA) co-leads the bill. The legislation represents the House’s approach to addressing PFAS CERCLA liability for the water and waste water sector, as well as solid waste sector. Under the legislation, a person, [...]

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