EPA Finalizes the Clean Water Rule to Protect Streams and Wetlands

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the Army Corps of Engineers, finalized the Clean Water Rule last week to ensure that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably determined. The rule will provide protection to two million miles of streams and 20 million acres of wetlands that were not clearly designated under the …

Billions Needed for Drinking Water Infrastructure

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The fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment (DWINSA) was released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week.  The survey was conducted in 2011 in order to “document the 20-year capital investment needs of the public water systems that are eligible to receive Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) monies”. The survey is conducted every four years under …

EPA Funding for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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Last Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will provide grants to both New York and New Jersey to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the storm that devastated the area on October 29, 2012. $340 million will be awarded to New York and $229 million to New Jersey for improvements to wastewater and drinking water treatment …

Proposed Radon In Drinking Water Rule

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In case you didn’t have enough to worry about … radon in drinking water is a significant issue that the U.S. EPA is trying to solve. PROPOSED RADON IN DRINKING WATER RULE – NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD On December 21, 1999 (as published in the Federal Register pages 71367-71368) the Environmental Protection Agency extended the public comment …