Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2016 - (Page 47)

reGulatOrY reGulatOrY uPDate BY MIKe KeeGaN, Nrwa aNalYSt t The following are summaries of recent articles covered on NRWA'S Washington, D.C., homepage (www. ruralwater.org). For more information, or the original documents for any of these summaries, please visit the homepage. If you have a comment or position that you would like to be considered by the NRWA Regulatory Committee, please let us hear from you by emailing Mike Keegan at keegan@ruralwater.org. NRWA Regulatory Committee Standing Up for You: The committee recently released its policy memorandum to the newly chartered Congressional panel for federal regulation reform. The committee identified "a number of federal regulations that could be modified or reformed to improve and enhance federal water regulations for small and rural communities... We hope you can implement modifications to current EPA regulatory policy to improve the national water program, enhance public health and better protect the environment." Regulations selected for reform by the committee include: Tier 2 public notices, EPA enforcement policy, total organic carbon percentage removal, point of use technology, sensitive water treatment plant location data more readily available for public access via the internet, new initiatives to enhance source water protection, cyber security implementation in water utilities, unregulated contaminant monitoring, regulation of storage tanks, watershed pollution trading policy, affordability and environmental justice, lead and copper rule revisions, and emergency generators and peak shaving programs. Hawai'i Rural Water Association (HRWA) Receives Congressional Certificate of Commendation: The association received the award from Representative Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of the Northern Mariana Islands for "outstanding contributions to response and recovery of the Northern Mariana Islands to Typhon Soudelor." HRWA Executive Director Mahana Gomes said, "I'm very proud of our team. Our Circuit Rider, Jason Zufelt, was on the ground for 11 days assisting the recovery." Zufelt said, "I suggested isolating different villages to keep water in the storage tanks. It made it easier to charge the system over a small area instead of a larger area, and it helped isolate leaks." Flint, D.C. Politicians Trying to Take Advantage of Flint Crisis: The Virginia Tech professor who discovered toxic lead levels in Flint's drinking water said he finds a federal aid bill for the Michigan city as "just spreading [money] around to many different government agencies, who frankly...don't even rural water 47 http://www.ruralwater.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2016

From the President
Careers in Rural Water
Water University
Credential from Water U Helps Land the Job
Lessons in Water
Finance: Tracking Down Non-Revenue Water
Technology: GIS and the 5 Ws
Emergency Management: Drought to Flood: Oklahoma
A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
Four Key Benefits to Incorporating Cellular Technology into Your Utility Management System
The WaterPro Online Community
Regulatory Update
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
From the CEO

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