California Association of Sanitation Agencies
November 21, 2014 - As California faces its third consecutive year of dry conditions, the United States Congress sought a final compromise on an emergency drought relief bill. During negotiations, Sen. Dianne Feinstein faced opposition from Senators and other Congressional members who objected to legislation that could result in federal expenditures without a budgetary offset. On Thursday, November 20, Sen.
November 21, 2014 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) attempts to issue a new rule defining waters of the U.S.
November 20, 2014 - This week, the Bioenergy Association of California (BAC), an organization founded by leaders in the bioenergy field including the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA), released a report titled, “Decarbonizing The Gas Sector: Why California Needs A Renewable Gas Standard.” Examining the role of natural gas while discussing the benefits of renewable fuel in California, the report expresses the need for a Renewable Gas Standard (RGS)
November 20, 2014 - On November 17, CASA and the Clean Water Summit Partners (Bay Area Clean Water Agencies, Southern California Alliance of POTWs, Central Valley Clean Water Association, and California Water Environment Association) requested a 60-day extension of the comment period for the proposed federal dental amalgam rule.
State Water Board Receives Update on Cost of Compliance Initiative, Requests More Detailed Workplan Within Six Months
November 20, 2014 - On November 18, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) heard an informational update item about the ongoing cost of compliance / resource alignment effort. Since 2013, CASA representatives and others in the NPDES stakeholder community have worked with State Water Board members and staff to develop and implement proposals to reduce the costs of compliance with regulatory requirements as part of the State Water Board’s “resource alignment” initiative.
November 13, 2014
Through a cooperative agreement, the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) is working with the USEPA to develop a research report by collecting information on innovative projects that are funded under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. The report will showcase how the CWSRF may be utilized as a resource to fund projects that focus on renewable energy, land acquisition, nutrient recovery, green infrastructure, drought, water efficiency, climate resilience, and other related projects.
November 7, 2014
The midterm election resulted in the Republican Party keeping the House of Representative majority and wresting control of the Senate from the Democrats. Picking up at least 13 seats to expand the majority in the House of Representative for the first time in eight decades, the Republicans also gained at least 7 seats in the Senate.
November 6, 2014
Despite a historically low voter turnout, Californians reelected Governor Jerry Brown for his fourth and final term. The Governor also led both Proposition 1, The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 and Proposition 2, the Rainy Day Fund, to victory on Tuesday, November 4th.
November 5, 2014
The California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) applauds the people of California for passing Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Act of 2014 (Proposition 1). Backed by a significant majority (67% of the votes cast), the $7.5 billion water bond will provide funding for a wide range of water projects and programs throughout California.