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Regulatory Update

Revised Toxicity Provisions from the State Water Board Are Here The State Water Board recently released a revised draft of the proposed toxicity provisions as well as a notice of staff workshops. The intent of the provisions is to set statewide water quality objectives for both acute and chronic toxicity and establish an implementation program. [...]

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State Water Board Chair Joaquin Esquivel to Address Annual Conference State Water Board Chair Joaquin Esquivel will be addressing attendees at the CASA Annual Conference on Friday, August 23 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Esquivel was appointed to the State Water Board in March 2017 and designated by Governor Gavin Newsom as [...]

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Federal Update

Permit Terms Legislation Continues Making Great Strides Federal legislation to extend National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit terms to up to 10 years continues to gain support in Congress. HR 1764, introduced by Representative John Garamendi, is co-sponsored by eight Democratic co-sponsors and supported by Republican committee staff and members. The growing levels of national [...]

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Member News

CASA Board Member Grace Hyde Retires Grace Hyde, Chief Engineer and General Manager of Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, retired Friday, July 26 after 36 years of service. We wish Grace a happy retirement! Grace is a current CASA Board Member and has contributed greatly to CASA over the years. The new General Manager is [...]

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FREE Webinar to Prepare for Power Shutoffs The Association of California Water Agencies is hosting a free online webinar on August 9 from noon to 1 p.m. The focus is on actions that water agencies can take to prepare for and mitigate impacts to services resulting from electric utility de-energization, though these same types of [...]

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Association News

Announcing CASA’s New Executive Director! We are excited to announce the selection of CASA’s new Executive Director! Following an open process, the Board of Directors was pleased to select Adam Link, CASA’s current Director of Operations. Adam will assume the role in January upon Bobbi Larson’s retirement. CASA’s President Traci Minamide noted, “This is a [...]

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Conference Update

Join “Policy & Pints” Discussion at CASA’s Annual Conference What better way to recognize San Diego’s ever-growing list of renowned breweries than featuring it as part of our annual conference? The CASA Annual Conference in San Diego August 21-23 closes with a “Policy & Pints” panel on Thursday about the intersection of the water/wastewater sector and [...]

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Regulatory News

CASA to Comment on Governor Newsom’s Water Initiative Last month, the California Water Commission hosted its first listening session to discuss Governor Gavin Newsom’s Water Resilience Portfolio Initiative. Earlier this year, the Governor issued an executive order directing several resource agency secretaries to prepare a water resilience portfolio to meet the needs of California’s communities, [...]

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Member News

Association Honors Emerging Leader All Stars! The California Water Environment Association has announced its 2019 Emerging Leaders All Stars to honor phenomenal and diverse individuals that represent plant management, operations, engineering, industrial pre-treatment, laboratory analysis and collections. The seven new All Stars share a strong sense of protecting the environment for the public now and [...]

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CASA/CWEA Biosolids Energy Seminars Registration is now open for the CASA/CWEA joint seminars on innovative technologies! As regulations are developed to implement the organics diversion requirements in SB 1383, the wastewater sector will face new challenges and opportunities for renewable energy, biosolids management and other topics. The seminars cover innovative technologies including lessons learned and [...]

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