Member Pipeline - FaxAlerts - 1998 Archive

December 1998

December 18 AMSA Comments on Draft Human Health Criteria Methodology
AMSA Testifies Before Senate Special Committee on Y2K
Clean Water on the Web Now Features New Y2K Section
Resource Guide Deadline Extended to January 8, 1999
December 11 Interest in Infrastructure Funding Active and Escalating
AMSA Active Within Rebuild America Coalition
EPA to Study of Resources Needed for Implementation and Management of Water Programs
December 4 EPA Issues Proposed POTW MACT Standard
AMSA Members Meet to Craft Position on EPA's Draft ANPRM
EPA Releases Y2K Enforcement Policy

November 1998

November 20 EPA Releases Draft Strategy for Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Pollutants (PBTs)
AMSA's Mercury Working Group to Review Draft Strategy and Mercury Action Plan
AMSA Urges EPA to Modify Upcoming POTW MACT Standards
November 13 Development of AMSA/AMWA Resource Guide Provides Opportunities and Assistance to Members
December 18 Deadline Set for Initial Submittals
AMSA Meets with NRDC on Incineration Issues
November 6 AMSA and Municipal Groups Meet on Urban Wet Weather Legislation
Urban Air Toxics Strategy Discussed

October 1998

October 26 AMSA & EPA Region IV to Form Advisory Group
AMSA Submits Nominee to EPA NELAP Program Advisory Board
October 20 EPA Develops Action Plan to Promote Sector Based Environmental Protection Programs
October 9 Congress Concludes EPA Funding - Awaiting President's Signature
Perciasepe Appointment Confirmed
Administration/Congress/AMSA Active on Y2K Issues
October 2 AMSA Members Asked to Provide Additional Y2K Input
EPA Office of Enforcement Crafting Testing Policy on Y2K
Alternate Hotels for AMSA/EPA Pretreatment Workshop

September 1998

September 25 AMSA's Board and Leadership Meet in Washington
Nonpoint Source Community Discusses Water Quality Issues with Members
AMSA to Testify on Y2K
October 12 Hotel Cut-Off Date for AMSA/AMWA Law Seminar
September 18 USDA-EPA Announce Draft Strategy for Animal Feeding Operations
AMSA Addresses Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies
September 11 EPA to Consider Clean Air Act Model in TMDL Program
"Pollutant" Versus "Pollution"
Reliable and Credible Data
September 4 AMSA Membership Reaches 200 Agencies
AMSA's First Ever Public Affairs Seminar Gets Rave Review
WET Inter-Laboratory Study Participation Encouraged

August 1998

August 28 EPA Holds Public Meeting on Water Quality Standards Regulation
Balance Between National Consistency and State/Local Flexibility Receives Considerable Attention
August 21 National Office Staff Meets with Chuck Fox on Water Issues
AMSA Meets with OMB to Reinforce SNC Changes in Pretreatment Streamlining Proposal
EPA Publishes Draft Human Health Criteria Methodology
August 14 Year 2000 Problem Continues to Receive Considerable Attention
SEC Releases Interpretive Guidance on Year 2000
AMSA to Solicit Additional Member Input on Year 2000
August 7 EPA to Replace TMDL Guidance and Restructure 40 CFR Part 130
Mercury Data Sought from AMSA Member Agencies

July 1998

July 31 Confirmation Hearing Held for Chuck Fox
July 24 Perciasepe Named as EPA's Assistant Administrator for Air
July 17 1998 Summer Conference Explores Wide Range of Water Quality Issues
July 10 EPA Resubmits POTW MACT Standard Package to OMB

June 1998

June 26 Clean Water Action Plan Fully Funded by House Appropriators
June 19 AMSA Efforts Secure $1 Million in House for Biosolids Partnership
June 12 $123 Million for Clean Water Action Plan Recommended in Senate Appropriations Committee's Mark-Up for EPA
June 5 Asst. Attorney General Lois Schiffer Confirmed as Summer Conference Speaker

May 1998

May 29 AMSA Queried on SSO Issues By EPA Enforcement Office
May 21 May Policy Forum a Huge Success
May 15 Management Strategy for Contaminated Sediments Released
May 8 Key Issues Discussed at Final TMDL FACA Meeting
May 1 EPA Announces Plan on Water Quality Criteria and Standards

April 1998

April 24 First Thinking, Getting & Staying Competitive Workshops a Success
April 17 Deadline Approaching for May Policy Forum & 28th Annual Meeting
April 10 AMSA Submits Comments on Proposed Stormwater Rule
April 3 Funding for Clean Water Action Plan Initiatives Threatened

March 1998

March 27 States to Identify Priority Watersheds by October 1998
March 20 AMSA Requests $1M in Appropriations for the National Biosolids Partnership
March 13 AMSA to Sponsor POTW Risk Management Plan Workshop
March 6 EPA Issues Draft Strategy For Animal Feeding Operations

February 1998

February 27 AMSA Efforts Lead to Superfund Amendment
February 20 Clinton and Gore Release Clean Water Action Plan
February 13 Clean Water Action Plan to be Released Next Week

Janauary 1998

January 30 AMSA Focuses on POTW Liability under Superfund as '98 Legislative Priority
January 23 TMDL Program Revisions to be Proposed November 1998
January 16 National Biosolids Partnership Meets in Denver
January 9 EPA/USDA Outline Clean Water Action Plan Principles