ASDWA Doubts EPA ‘Quasi-Mandate’ For State Water Cybersecurity Plans

March 27, 2024
The head of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) is questioning the Biden administration’s latest push for states to bolster cybersecurity at drinking water utilities, warning that a 60-day timeline to develop new plans is unrealistic and amounts to a “quasi-mandate” despite EPA’s framing of the initiative as voluntary. “There's still some lack of clarity going on here,” ASDWA Executive Director Alan Roberson, told Inside EPA of a March 21 meeting that EPA and the National Security...

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