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Looking for People to Serve on Sustainability Committee

To all who might be interested! The Sustainability committee needs you! Yes, you!

They are looking for a VP of Committee and new members to join! All are welcome to join! Meetings are once per month; committee members have the opportunity to present on sustainability topics and write articles for FET newsletter. We continue to have interest from FET members who want to join our committee, many with experience in Sustainability.  The committee is actively meeting, so join us today.

Contact Emily James at emily.james@generac.com for more information.

Water System Restructuring Assessment Rule

The U.S. EPA 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 authority for states; require states with primary enforcement authority (primacy) to develop mandatory restructuring assessment programs and submit primacy revisions for EPA review and approval; establish requirements for states and PWSs that implement system-specific mandatory restructuring assessments; and establish eligibility requirements and limitations for restructuring incentives under state-approved restructuring plans. This proposed rulemaking is required under amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

Comments must be received on or before July 29, 2024.

 

Implementing Statutory Addition of Certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory Beginning With Reporting Year 2024

The EPA is updating the list of chemicals subject to toxic chemical release reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA). Specifically, this action updates the regulations to identify seven per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that must be reported pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020 NDAA) enacted on December 20, 2019. As this action is being taken to conform the regulations to a Congressional legislative mandate, notice and comment rulemaking is unnecessary.

This final rule is effective June 17, 2024.

 

Requirements for Generators, Transporters, and Waste Management Facilities Under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System (Renewal)

The EPA is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), “Requirements for Generators, Transporters, and Waste Management Facilities under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System” (EPA ICR Number 0801.26, OMB Control Number 2050-0039) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2025. This notice allows for 60 days for public comments.

Comments must be submitted on or before July 12, 2024.

 

PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation

In March 2023, the U.S. EPA proposed and requested comment on the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) and health-based Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (MCLGs) for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (HFPO-DA, commonly known as GenX Chemicals), and perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS). After consideration of public comment and consistent with the provisions set forth under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the EPA is finalizing NPDWRs for these six PFAS.

This final rule is effective on June 25, 2024.

 

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