NSF Launches StaySafer Program

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NSF Intl.
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StaySafer program will help the hospitality industry prevent food and water contamination

NSF Intl. launched a new program that helps hotels, resorts and other hospitality settings prevent food and water contamination. The StaySafer program provides the hospitality industry with a credible means to demonstrate the safety of its food and water to travelers, agencies and hotel rating websites.

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February 25, 2014

New Year, New Laws

Whether you slept through the ball drop at midnight or yelled “Happy New Year!” with your friends and family, 2014 is well underway. With the new year came some new laws that everyone in the drinking water treatment industry we should be aware of. 

California Product Registration

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Regulatory changes affecting the water industry in 2014

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Amy Reichel is Gold Seal sales and marketing associate and tradeshow specialist for the Water Quality Assn. Reichel can be reached at areichel@wqa.org or 630.505.0287.

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February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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Cleanup Settlement Protects Drinking Water in Calif.

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EPA
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EPA oversees removal of contaminants from soil and groundwater at Superfund site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an $11 million settlement for contamination at the Rockets, Fireworks and Flares Superfund site in Rialto, Calif. The site was formerly known as the B.F. Goodrich Superfund site, but EPA changed the name as part of a prior agreement with a major settling party.

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February 5, 2014

EPA Reaches Settlement to Clean California Groundwater

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EPA
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CTS Printex Inc. and ADN Corp. will treat contaminated groundwater in Mountain View, Calif.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a settlement with CTS Printex Inc. and ADN Corp. to complete the remaining groundwater contamination cleanup at the CTS Printex Inc. Superfund site in Mountain View, Calif.

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February 3, 2014

EPA Settlement Protects Soil, Groundwater in Virginia

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U.S. EPA
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EPA settled violations of underground storage tank regulations at three Virginia military bases

In separate agreements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force have settled alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at three Virginia military bases: Fort Pickett, in Blackstone; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, near Newport News; and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, in Norfolk.

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January 29, 2014

Lawsuit Filed in Connection With Elk River Spill

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Morgan & Morgan P.A.
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Lawsuit filed on behalf of West Virginia individuals and businesses affected by the chemical spill

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the wake of the recent Elk River chemical spill. Filed together with the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group and the Law Office of Jana Eisinger PLLC, the class action suit was brought on behalf of businesses and individuals suffering the effects of one of the most wide-ranging manmade environmental disasters in recent memory, court documents say.

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January 20, 2014
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California Releases Product Registration Information

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Water Quality Assn.
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Documents are available for download from the WQA website

Following the passage of California's Assembly Bill 119, which allows for the third-party certification of water treatment products in the state of California, the water industry has been awaiting details on the implementation of the new law.

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January 14, 2014

CA-NV AWWA Offers Free Chromium-6 Workshops

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CA-NV AWWA
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Workshops will educate water system managers, engineers and operators about upcoming regulations

In anticipation of California’s pending drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium (chromium-6), the CA-NV Section of the American Water Works Assn. (CA-NV AWWA), Hazen and Sawyer and the city of Glendale, Calif., are partnering to offer a free webinar and in-person seminars on the treatment technologies for chromium-6 removal. For nearly a decade, the city of Glendale has been managing a major research effort on identifying technologies for removal of chromium-6 from drinking water.

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January 7, 2014

U.S. Senate Passes Hydrant Bill

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American Water Works Assn.
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HR3588 will exempt fire hydrants from compliance with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act

The U.S. Senate passed HR3588, the Community Fire Safety Act, on unanimous consent. The bill passed earlier in December in the U.S. House on a vote of 384-0. Once signed into law by President Obama, HR3588 would exempt fire hydrants from compliance with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act.

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December 18, 2013

Education for Legislation

Legislation and regulations have a large impact on the water quality industry — but the industry also has the power to impact the legislation that affects it. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Bill Dodd, California State Assembly candidate and member of the water industry, about the importance of educating legislators.

Kate Cline: What are the top legislative/regulatory issues currently facing the water quality industry in California? 

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An update on regulatory issues in California

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Bill Dodd is Napa County (Calif.) supervisor, a candidate for the California State Assembly and a former president of the Water Quality Assn. and Pacific Water Quality Assn. Dodd can be reached at bill@billdodd.com or 707.287.7249.

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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November 12, 2013
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November 12, 2013
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