Government Affairs Committee Update August 2020

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Federal Funding
Congress is working to consolidate the Senate’s S. 3591, America’s Water Infrastructure Act 2020 (AWIA), and the House’s H.R. 1497, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019, into a Water Resources Development Act, typically passed every two years. A letter summarizing issues of interest to the Clean Water Industry was sent by NACWA.

Congress on PFAS
U.S. House passes NDAA containing PFAS provisions.
Congress House Bill 6395

EPA Updates
EPA announces public workshop to review federal research on PFAS.

EPA released a memorandum ending their discretionary enforcement policy related to COVID-19 at the end of August.

There was an Advisory Committee meeting on the Puget Sounds Nutrients General Permit on August 11. Meeting materials can be viewed here.

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