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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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WEF Letter to Congress Supports Clean Water State Revolving Fund

January 27, 2014

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) has submitted a letter to leaders in the appropriations committees of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate supporting the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program and urging Congress to fund the program to the “highest possible level” in fiscal year 2014. The letter describes how […]

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Presenting an Alternative to BOD

July 16, 2013

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Three lab managers discuss their switch to TOC analysis in a no-charge August webcast   Next month, a webcast will help Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members shift from the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) laboratory test to the quicker, less expensive total organic carbon (TOC) test for permit compliance and process control improvements. The […]

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Water Leaders Celebrate 40 Years of CWA Accomplishments

November 26, 2012

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On Oct. 15, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined others in the clean water community to celebrate four decades of accomplishments under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and call for a new vision to ensure further water quality progress. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA; Washington, D.C.) and the Association of […]

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WEF Joins Discussion on CWA’s Future

October 24, 2012

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In August, Amanda Waters, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) government affairs counsel, participated in a panel discussion at the Association of Clean Water Administrators’ (ACWA; Washington, D.C.) annual meeting in Park City, Utah. The discussion, The CWA’s Next 40 Years: Achieving the Statue’s Goals and Results for All Americans, identified challenges to achieving water […]

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