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the outcome of an election regardless of how the other voters vote. Second, the number of private persons controlling an electorate "is never unreasonably small" if determining the outcome of an election requires the combined votes of more voters than the 10 with the largest share of votes. "For example, control can always be vested in any electorate comprised of 20 or more voters that each have the right to cast one vote in an election without giving rise to a private faction," the IRS said. Attorney Seeks Wider House Oversight Probe of EPA's Handling of PFOA: An attorney who has long urged EPA to address drinking water contaminated by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is suggesting the House oversight panel broaden its probe of EPA's response to PFOA water contamination in a New York community to consider the agency's nationwide handling of the chemical's contamination of drinking water. The attorney who has represented plaintiffs potentially exposed to perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in their drinking water from DuPont's Washington Works facility in West Virginia suggests lawmakers expand their examination into whether EPA delayed taking action to warn residents of the village of Hoosick Falls, NY about unsafe levels of PFOA in their drinking water. EPA Releases Guidance for Drinking Water Officials on How to Use Public Health Data to Detect and Respond to Drinking Water Contamination: The July 2016 Guidance offers recommendations on how utilities can identify and collaborate with public health partners to generate and monitor data for disease clusters. (https://www.epa. gov/sites/production/files/2016-07/ documents/phs_design_guidance_ final_072316.pdf) DHS Plans to Postpone Overhaul of CFATS Chemicals List to Future Rule: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is postponing significant revisions to the list of chemicals covered under its industrial facility security program. A DHS official said major changes to the covered chemicals listed in Appendix A of the CFATS regulation are unlikely. Through CFATS, DHS regulates the security of facilities holding threshold amounts of chemicals on the program's "Appendix A" list. OSHA regulates facility processes that could threaten worker safety through its process safety management standard (PSM), and EPA seeks to reduce off-site consequences through its risk management plan facility accident prevention program (RMP). OSHA is considering expanding PSM to cover new chemicals. What Does Local Government Think of EPA's Water Program?: At EPA's Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), EPA charged the panel with making recommendations for its National Action Plan for Drinking Water in the wake of the Flint, MI lead contamination crisis. An EPA representative said, "We need to have a conversation about how we strengthen oversight." The EPA Administrator told the group that this coming year is "the year of water" where EPA officials will make improving drinking water infrastructure their top priority. The EPA Administrator said, "It is my obligation to make sure that every community has access to clean drinking water." Additionally, the Administrator asked the panel of local officials to call their congressional representatives and press for new environmental laws. "Tell folks on the Hill that if you decide to act in a bipartisan way on environmental issues; we are going to make good." EPA is asking local governments to "identify ways in which federal, state, tribal and local governments and utilities can work together to ensure that drinking water infrastructure challenges of low-income environmental justice communities and small systems are being appropriately prioritized and addressed." In response, the local government advisory panel urged EPA to communicate more directly with local municipalities on its lead in drinking water contamination directives, arguing many memorandums issued in the wake of the Flint, MI lead crisis were not received by all municipalities. The panel called EPA's current program an "unreliable and inefficient system of communication, one in which local and tribal officials are the last to know of pressing issues" 734032_The.indd 1 w w w . v r w a . o17/02/15 r g 41 7:23 PM http://www.the419group.com http://www.the419group.com http://www.vrwa.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Fall 2016

From the President: Life Decisions
From the Executive Director: Communicating – Networking – Team Work!
The 2016 VRWA Expo
Leaks/Water Loss – Everyone’s Problem
How to Reduce FOG in Your System
Succession Planning
Dominion Coal Ash Ponds
Reporting on Your System
Cost-Based Rates, Part 1
Coming Back from the Edge
Capital Projects: Savings or Debt?
When to Repair or Replace Pipe
NRWA Recap
Throwing My Loop: Where Do You Live?
VRWA Members Corner
eLearning Benefits
Membership Application
Benefits for VRWA Members
Board of Directors
VRWA Committees
Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - From the President: Life Decisions
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - From the Executive Director: Communicating – Networking – Team Work!
Streamline - Fall 2016 - The 2016 VRWA Expo
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Leaks/Water Loss – Everyone’s Problem
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - How to Reduce FOG in Your System
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Succession Planning
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Dominion Coal Ash Ponds
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Reporting on Your System
Streamline - Fall 2016 - Cost-Based Rates, Part 1
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Coming Back from the Edge
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Capital Projects: Savings or Debt?
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - When to Repair or Replace Pipe
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - NRWA Recap
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Throwing My Loop: Where Do You Live?
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - VRWA Members Corner
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - eLearning Benefits
Streamline - Fall 2016 - Membership Application
Streamline - Fall 2016 - Benefits for VRWA Members
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - VRWA Committees
Streamline - Fall 2016 - Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
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