Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2012 - (Page 41)

Regulatory Update BY MIKE KEEGAN, RURAL WATER ANALYST THE FOLLOWING ARE summaries of recent articles covered on NRWA’s Washington 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 (keegan@ruralwater.org). EPA using enforcement to eliminate chlorine gas – leak results in mandated hypo by EPA – The EPA fined the town of Culpepper, Vir., $27,000 for a 2008 chlorine wastewater plant gas leak. As part of reduced-penalty settlement agreement, the town installed a sodium hypochlorite system to replace the chlorine. Recent Supreme Court ruling on EPA water administrative order – A recent ruling called into question the legitimacy of EPA compliance orders under the SDWA & CWA. Cyber security in Senate – Senators debated the need/appropriateness for new federal regulations for cyber-security for water supplies. The U.S. military supported regulation of infrastructure for cyber-protection. EPA allows Portland a waiver for crypto, but prohibits similar waivers for small, low-income communities – An EPA advisory panel found that “ethical issues mitigate against” the use of similar waivers AVAILABLE ONLINE Information on additional regulatory issues is available at www.ruralwater.org: ■ Senators move bill to limit EPA on wetlands regulation ■ New science delays EPA’s momentum to regulate chromium-6 ■ EPA’s advisory panel tells agency to stop repeal of lead service line replacement mandate Second Quarter 2012 • 41 http://www.ruralwater.org http://www.ruralwater.org http://www.nrwa.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2012

From the President
Rethinking the World's Water Systems
Financing Sustainable Through Energy Conservation
Financial Dashboards
Rural Water Testifies Before the U.S. Senate
Regulatory Update
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers / Advertisers.com
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2012

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