Posted on Jul 21, 2021
The House Committee on Rules is deliberating a significant piece of legislation, H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act.  AWWA is strongly supporting (links below) Amendment 18 which exempts water and wastewater utilities from PFAS liability.  Also included is a joint association letter with 13 signatory agencies opposing H.R. 2467.  There are no Virginia Representatives on the House Committee on Rules but we will keep you informed as this legislation progresses so that if you can contact your representative if you feel it is appropriate to do so.   Also, we have attached a joint water association letter supporting Amendment 38 of H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act.  As written, Section 13201 repeals section 1412(b)(6) of the Safe Drinking Water Act which gives the EPA the ability to ensure that the benefits of new drinking water regulations are balanced so that cost to comply does not far exceed the public health benefits.  This legislation has passed the full House without this amendment and will be discussed in a House-Senate conference committee so there will be additional opportunities to weigh in on this legislation as well.