EPN Raises Concerns EPA Affordability Guide Will Delay CWA Compliance

October 20, 2020
A group of former EPA officials and staff is raising concerns about the agency’s proposed changes to guidance on calculating whether wastewater utilities can afford required infrastructure improvements, saying the modifications will extend the time utilities are out of compliance with the Clean Water Act (CWA) and urging other options. The Environmental Protection Network (EPN) of EPA alumni in Oct. 19 comments to the agency says it acknowledges some benefit to providing additional metrics and boundaries around the affordability assessment...

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