California Association of Sanitation Agencies
On September 24, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its electronic reporting rule, which is designed to streamline Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to electronically report data required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program instead of filing written paper reports.
The Senate Committee on energy and natural resources has announced that it will consider Senator Feinstein’s drought relief bill, S 1894, on October 8. This hearing will review, among other matters, provisions on which Casa worked with the Senator to increase federal support of water recycling infrastructure projects. This hearing marks the first step in Senate consideration of a drought bill and is a positive step forward in the goal getting a bill enacted.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:
On September 18, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted a final decision related to the SB 1122 program, which creates a 250 Megawatt bioenergy carve-out for the state’s Feed-in Tariff program. Under the new program, electrical utilities are required to purchase a specified amount of bioenergy from certain sources, one of which is wastewater treatment facilities that produce biogas through anaerobic digestion processes.