Request for comments: EPA Proposed Rulemaking on Water System Restructuring Assessment Rule

Citation: 89 FR 46998 SUMMARY : The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the agency) is proposing a regulatory framework for states and public water systems (PWSs) to identify and assess restructuring alternatives to ensure that every community receives safe, affordable, and reliable drinking water. The proposed regulations would: establish a new mandatory restructuring assessment…

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Chesapeake Urban Stormwater Professionals Free Training Begins Soon!

The Chesapeake Stormwater Network is offering online training for professionals that introduces the impacts of urban stormwater and how to mitigate those impacts through watershed restoration practices and municipal stormwater programs. The Chesapeake Urban Stormwater Professionals training program is a 14-webinar curriculum that is taught in two parts. Part 1 introduces the basic impacts of…

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Announcing the 2025 One Water Summit

https://uswateralliance.org/announcing-our-2025-one-water-summit/ The One Water Summit is the nation’s premier gathering of cross-sector water trailblazers, experts, and enthusiasts. Since 2016, One Water Summit has sparked innovation by creating unique spaces for collaboration—centered around timely water challenges and solutions. To illustrate the power of this event and our collective One Water community, I’m also pleased to share…

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Beaver County Environmental Mitigation Community Fund directs resources to monitor and improve water quality around the Upper Ohio River.

Through an Advisory Board of local environmental and community advocates, the PA Department of Environmental Protection has recommended funding to benefit the quality of life of the Beaver County community.  Three of the selected projects will directly address the water quality of the Ohio River, Beaver River and Raccoon Creek: Independence Conservancy Inc. awarded $277,100…

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NRCS-PA Conducting Rapid Survey Of Western PA Counties

NRCS-PA Conducting Rapid Survey Of Western PA Counties To Determine Impacts Of Flooding So Far In April https://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2024/04/nrcs-pa-conducting-rapid-survey-of.html?m=1 USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service-PA State Conservationist Denise Coleman is conducting a rapid survey in Western Pennsylvania Counties under the Emergency Watershed Protection Program to determine if the impacts of flooding from the April 2024 rainfall events…

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EPA Region 3 Virtual Summit “Empowering Communities for Environmental Equity (May 16 10-4pm)

The EPA Mid-Atlantic Summit is a one-day virtual event that is geared towards addressing environmental health topics relevant to the Mid-Atlantic Region. The summit is held annually and features an opening plenary with state environmental secretaries and concurrent sessions focused on various topics, including equity, environmental justice, sustainability, grant opportunities, and more. https://web.cvent.com/event/a40840fe-b2dc-4848-81d6-dd2afdbe6c70/summary

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May 16 – Act 48 Watershed Teaching Tools for Educators – Workshops in Westmoreland County

Penn State Extension provides a variety of non-formal education opportunities across Pennsylvania to a wide range of audiences. On May 16th, at 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM we are holding free “train-the-trainer” programs at the Westmoreland County Extension Office in Greensburg, PA to introduce two curriculum activity kits to educators that would like to add…

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April 18 Lunch & Learn: Water IS Life.

This year the Black Appalachian Coalition and the Ohio River Valley Institute have been hosting a lunch & learn series on the impacts of petrochemical development on Black communities in Appalachia.   Session 1 gave an overview and presented the concept that Health is a Human Right. Session 2 in March addressed air pollution: health…

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EPA PFAS MCL for Drinking Water

Earlier today EPA finalized a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) establishing legally enforceable levels, called Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs), for six PFAS in drinking water. PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS, PFNA, and HFPO-DA as contaminants with individual MCLs, and PFAS mixtures containing at least two or more of PFHxS, PFNA, HFPO-DA, and PFBS using a Hazard…

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Draft Total Maximum Daily Load Program Priorities for 2024—2032; Available for Public Comment

NOTICES: PA Bulletin DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Draft Total Maximum Daily Load Program Priorities for 2024—2032; Available for Public Comment[54 Pa.B. 1634] [Saturday, March 23, 2024] https://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pabull?file=/secure/pabulletin/data/vol54/54-12/405.html Under section 303(d)(1)(A) of the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. § 1313(d)(1)(A)) requires states to create a priority ranking for waterways that require Total Maximum Daily Load…

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