• WEF Sends Letter on WRDA 2020 to Congress

    On August 17, WEF sent a letter to the the Chair and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Chair and Ranking Member of the U.S. House of RepresentativesTransportation and Infrastructure Committee regarding the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020.

  • U.S. House Passes NDAA Containing PFAS Provisions

    The U.S. House of Representatives on July 21 passed the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA). While the majority of the bill, H.R. 6395, is unrelated to the water sector, there are several provisions related to the handling and cleanup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a chemical class known more commonly as PFAS.

  • Wheeler Testifies Before Senate EPW Committee

    On May 20, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee that the EPA won’t be able to set drinking water limits for two PFAS chemicals in the next year. The oversight hearing lasted over two hours and touched on a variety of issues from air pollution, coal, drinking water, science and more. Nearly all committee members participated.

  • RCAP to Host Biosolids Webinar in December

    On Dec. 13, the Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) will hold a webinar that will provide an overview of biosolids handling and disposal techniques for operators, technical assistance providers, and regulatory personnel to familiarize them with the various technologies and processes employed in the handling and disposal of biosolids.  In addition, the 1.5 hours webinar will discuss and evaluate various techniques and methods of biosolids handling to help control cost and increase efficiency.

  • National Water Policy Fly-In a Great Success

    The 2019 National Water Policy Fly-In, held April 3-4, during Water Week 2019, was a great success! Thank you to the nearly 300 attendees who participated in the highest levels of policy advocacy before Congress and the Administration.

  • Wheeler Receives Committee Confirmation Vote, Still Faces Full Senate Confirmation

    On Feb. 5 the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee voted along party lines to confirm Acting-EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to agency administrator. Wheeler has served as Acting Administrator since July 2018, when then-Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned. Wheeler now faces a vote of support before the full Senate before officially becoming the new EPA Administrator.