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Water Utility Group Objects To ‘De Minimis’ Waiver For PFAS TRI Reporting

A national water utility organization is calling on EPA’s toxics office to eliminate a “de minimis” exemption the agency created for releases of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a rule listing 172 PFAS that must now be reported to the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), arguing the exemption could result in polluted drinking water sources.

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Sen. Shaheen floats bill to mandate PFAS blood testing, DOD task force

“The well-being of our service members is paramount . . . every effort should be made to track and safeguard their health” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) on introducing her bill.

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State water officials seek EPA coordination on COVID-19 pandemic

State water regulators say the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted immediate and longer-term Clean Water Act program challenges that would benefit from increased coordination.

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Washington Urges Supreme Court To Reject Suit Over CWA 401 Decision

Washington state is urging the Supreme Court to reject a complaint regarding a long-running dispute over the state’s denial of a Clean Water Act (CWA) water quality certification for a planned coal export terminal, arguing the “issues raised are meritless and already being litigated in other courts, and Plaintiffs lack standing in any event.”

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Army Corps boosts CWA civil penalties

The change mandated by federal law aims to improve the effectiveness and maintain the deterrent effect of the penalties for Clean Water Act violations.

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Judges Struggle To Understand POTWs’ Concerns With EPA Testing Guide

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit appeared to struggle at June 8 oral argument to understand what California wastewater utilities are challenging in long-running legal opposition to an EPA toxicity testing method, potentially making it more difficult for the utilities to have their case reinstated and heard on its merits.

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Water Groups Call For Fast But ‘Robust’ EPA Evaluations Of PFAS Limits

National drinking water and groundwater groups are urging EPA to quickly move ahead with evaluating drinking water standards for two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) but are calling for the agency to use “sound science and robust analyses” to inform the reviews while pushing EPA to use other legal powers to stem PFAS contamination.

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Industries Urge EPA To Change Monitoring, Eligibility For Draft MSGP

Industry groups are urging EPA to revise several aspects of its proposed industrial stormwater general permit, arguing the agency has failed to show the provisions will improve water quality, that some of the permit’s measures mischaracterize a settlement agreement that led to the proposed permit and that the permit will be overly burdensome to small businesses.

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NGWA Says EPA Stormwater Permit Could Boost Drinking Water Pollution

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is warning that EPA’s proposed general permit for industrial stormwater could allow runoff that carries toxic chemicals like perfluorinated substances into drinking water aquifers, creating major new treatment burdens, in part because the agency has failed to conduct needed research on the subject.

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Utilities question deadlines in proposed SDWA settlement

The American Water Works Association says EPA should “not let the pressure of future deadlines . . . interfere with making sound regulatory decisions through thorough regulatory processes.”

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