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EPA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is warning that the agency has only obligated and expended 1 percent of the $60 billion Congress appropriated in the bipartisan infrastructure law, bolstering Republican charges that it should not receive requested budget increases in fiscal year 2024 given its inability to spend the infrastructure funds.

EPA is proposing to extend its expiring information-gathering authority for the public water system supervision (PWSS) program, a move that could help overcome warnings from utilities that the expiring authority could prevent implementation of the agency’s recently issued cybersecurity requirements for the sector.

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The Asbestos Disease Organization (ADAO) is asking EPA to expand the window to comment on newly published data related to its proposed TSCA ban on current uses of chrysotile asbestos, saying it needs more than 30 days to respond to industry submissions that it argues understate the feasibility of a two-year phaseout for chlor-alkali facilities.

A group that represents large municipal utilities is praising recently re-introduced legislation that would help drinking water systems finance the replacement of lead service lines (LSLs), a measure that could help municipalities comply with tougher rules EPA is crafting that are expected to drive such replacements.

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is seeking first-time Clean Water Act (CWA) permits from EPA that would cover aerial discharges of firefighting chemicals that may reach protected waters, even as Republicans in Congress are pushing a bill to exempt the practice from such permit requirements.