Regulatory Committee Report

National Rural Water Association Policy Activities/Positions (updated: 8/29/2012)

 

 

 

 

Active Policy Issues

 

 

Updated

 

Activity

 

NRWA Position

 

7 USC  § 1926(b)

8/29/12

Farm Bill reauthorization

House Testimony (2011)

 

Arsenic Review

8/29/12

NAS Review

Comments to NAS

 

Reclamation Rural Water Supply Act

8/29/12

Reclamation assessment of program 2012

Senate Testimony

House Testimony

 

Carbon Sequestration

8/29/12

EPA Class VI Wells Rules

Pending

 

CCR Mailing Relief

8/29/12

S. 1578, H.R. 1340

Letter of Support (6/2011)

Water Assns. Letters (6/2012)

 

Chemical Security

8/29/12

H.R. 2868 – Water Security Act

S. 3598 – Water Facilities Act

House Testimony 2009

 

Climate Change (Water)

8/29/12

S. 1669H.R. 2738

EPA CRWU (2009)

 

CWA Affordability

8/29/12

H.R. 1189  Rep. Latta (OH)

 

 

Cyber Security

8/29/12

 S. 2105, S. 2151

Pending

 

EPA 3rd Regulatory

8/29/12

EPA Rule July 2013

 

 

EPA Sustainability

8/29/12

EPA Guidance

EPA FACA and report 2012

 

EPA VOCs Rule

8/29/12

EPA 2013 proposal

 

 

Farm Bill

8/29/12

Farm Bill reauthorization

House Testimony 2011 & 2012

 

Hexavalent Chromium Rule

8/29/12

EPA health effects studies

EPA decision to regulate

Water Assns. Letter 2012

AWWA letter to EPA (2011)

 

Hydraulic Fracturing

8/29/12

S. 587 Frac Act

Reg. Comm. Oppose

 

Inherently Safer Tech,

8/29/12

Clean Air Act

Water Assns. Statement (2010)

 

Lead & Copper Rule

8/29/12

EPA Six-Year Review

EPA SBREFA Review

Intergovernmental letter (2012)

Comments to SBREFA Review

 

Legislating Standards

8/29/12

H.R. 1747  (MTBE & TCE)

 

 

Lead Free Act

8/29/12

EPA Guidance

Drafting comments

 

Product Liability Protection

8/29/12

H.R. 4345 (MTBE)

Water Assns. Letters (2012)

 

Nitrosamines

8/29/12

EPA Rule July 2013

 

 

NPDES E-reporting Rule

8/29/12

EPA Rule Implementation

 

 

NPDES Pollution Trading

8/29/12

EPA NPDES Trading Policy

Rep. Lujan / Region 9 letters

 

Numeric Nutrient Criteria

8/29/12

FL, MS,  WI Implementation

FRWA Comments

 

Perchlorate Rule

8/29/12

Perchlorate Rule

SBREFA Review

Pending

 

Private Activity Bonds

8/29/12

HR 537

S. 157

 

RTCR Implementation

8/29/12

OMB Review

FACA agreement (2008)

 

SDWA Reform

8/29/12

S. 3038, S. 999 – Small System SDWA of 2011, Senator Inhofe

Statement on Legislation (2011)

 

SDWA TA Legislation

8/29/12

H.R. 1427, S. 2166

Senate letter / House letter

 

SRF Funding

8/29/12

CWA & SDWA SRF funding

Water Assns. Letter (2011)

 

Stormwater Implementation

8/29/12

 

 

 

TMDLs

8/29/12

EPA implementation

 

 

USDA Tax Exemption

8/29/12

S. 157

Support Letter

 

Total Organic Content

8/29/12

KS request for legislation

Support KRWA & Inhofe letter

 

VA Tools (J100)

8/29/12

EPA/DHS Implementation

WSCC Statement (2012)

 

Water Infrastructure (SRFs, Banks, etc.)

8/29/12

WIFIA, H.R. 3145, H.R. 3259, H.R. 402, S. 652, S. 1550, H.R. 3259, H.R. 402, S. 652, S. 1550, H.R. 3202

House Testimony (2010)

Senate Testimony (2011) (2009)

GAO Testimony (2009)

WIFIA (Sept. 9, 2012)

 

Waters of the United States

8/29/12

EPA draft policy

Preserve Waters of the U.S. Act

Water Assns. Comments (2011)

 

 

Web Posts of Security Info

8/29/12

EPA RMP internet access

Water Assns. Letter (2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dormant Policy Issues

 

 

 

EPA Contaminant Candidate (SDWA)

 

NRWA Comments

 

 

EPA 6 Year Review (SDWA)

 

NRWA Comments

 

 

Disinfection By-Products Rule

 

Grumbles Letters

Inhofe Comments

 

 

Water Security (GAO Report)

 

GAO Comments

 

 

Environmental Justice Policy

 

SBA Comments

 

 

Bottled Water for SDWA Compliance

 

Senate Letters

 

 

Regulatory Reform (SDWA)

 

Congressional proposal

 

 

SDWA Variances and Exemptions

 

Senators Comments

SBA Comments

NRWA Minority Report

 

 

Privatization

 

House Testimony (2010)

Senate Testimony

 

 

Affordability (SDWA)

 

Senators Comments

SBA Comments

NRWA Minority Report

 

 

Unreasonable Risk to Health (SDWA)

 

OMB Comments

 

 

 

 

Federal Advisory Panels/Processes

 

 

Panel

NRWA Representative(s)

Status

 

EPA Arsenic Affordability & POU Review

 

George Hanson

Active

 

EPA Lead and Copper Rule Rulemaking

TBA

Uncertain

 

EPA LT2 SWTR Implementation

Open (advisory)

Active

 

EPA Small Entities Panel for Lead & Copper Rule Review

John Sasur & George Hanson

Active

 

EPA Local Government Lead and Copper Review

George Hanson

Dormant

 

EPA Small Entities Review Panel for Perchlorate Rule

Nominated: John Sasur & Mel Aust

Active

 

DHS EPA Critical Infrastructure Partnership Council

David Baird & George Hanson

Dormant

 

EPA Implementation of e-NPDES rule

Paul Brayton (advisory)

Active

 

EPA National Drinking Water Advisory Council

None

Active

 

EPA Climate Ready Water Utility Working Group

Paul Whittemore

Dormant

 

AWWA’s Water Utility Council

Charles Hilton

Active

 

DHS Water Sector Coordinating Council

Phil Bastin & Charles Hilton

Active

 

EPA Sustainability Workgroup

Mel Aust

Dormant

 

EPA Total Coliform Rule Working Group

David Baird & Paul Whittemore

Dormant

 

AMWA Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Phil Bastin

Active

 

Clean Water America Alliance

Mel Aust

Active

 

EPA Water Security Working Group

Doug Anderton

Dormant

 

EPA Contaminant Candidate List Working Group

Open

Active

 

EPA Water Security Measures Working Group

Open

Dormant

 

EPA Affordability Review Panel

John Trax & Mike Keegan

Dormant

 

EPA Disinfection By-products Rule Stage II

Randy Van Dyke & Rodney Tart

Dormant

 

EPA Disinfection By-products Rule Stage I

Roy Held

Dormant