Tag Archives: Clean Water Act

From the President: Looking Back with Gratitude, Looking Forward with Confidence

April 18, 2017

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When we gather in Chicago to attend WEFTEC® 2017, it will mark the 90th year the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has hosted this annual conference. This is a good reminder that the federation and its members already had been working to restore U.S. waterways and protect public health for more than 45 years […]

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WEF Staff Cycling Team Smashes 2016 Goal of National Bike Challenge

November 16, 2016

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Logging more than 3700 km (2300 mi) collectively between May and September, eight bikers from the staff of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) zoomed past their goal for the 2016 National Bike Challenge. This year the annual challenge, organized by PeopleForBikes (Boulder, Colo.), called on more than 75,000 Americans to help exceed the […]

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WEF Publishes Guide to Essential Skills for Graduate Students and Young Professionals

September 28, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) recognizes that the water profession is entering a new era with new challenges. In response, WEF has published The Effective Water Professional, a textbook for the next generation of graduate students and young water professionals. While technical skills are vital to career success, addressing the new era’s challenges […]

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Ammonia Criteria Implementation Workshop Findings Released

June 12, 2015

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In April, the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), and the Association of Clean Water Administrators (Washington, D.C.), released the executive summary of an October 2014 ammonia criteria implementation workshop. The organizations convened the workshop to identify data and information gaps […]

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U.S. EPA Accepting Comments on Proposed Rule for the Analysis of Effluent

March 31, 2015

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new proposed rule under Section 304(h) of the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule, published Feb. 19 in the Federal Register, would update existing analytical methods for testing wastewater effluent. It is designed to reflect innovative advances in technology and analytical methods in science. The rule requires […]

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WEF Submits Comments on WOTUS

December 18, 2014

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On Nov. 14, WEF filed comments to the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) proposed rule. Working with various Member Associations, WEF compiled a set of comments centered around key definitions important to utilities as well as recommendations on how to improve some of the exemptions important to municipalities. The WOTUS rule seeks to clarify […]

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WEF Coordinating Comments to U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule on the “Waters of the United States”

September 16, 2014

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On April 21, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly published in the Federal Register a proposed rule, also known as “Waters of the United States” rulemaking, to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. The proposed definitions of waters will apply to all Clean […]

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Reaching Out to Residents in the 21st Century

March 21, 2014

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Government entity in Cape Cod creates an interactive website to educate about nutrient runoff   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection charged the Cape Cod Commission (Barnstable, Mass.) with updating its water quality management plan, or Sec. 208 of the Clean Water Act. Later, when a court order required […]

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