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Support for SB 623 (Monning): Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund

SB 623 (Monning): Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Background Recent California State Water Resources Control Board (SWB) data identified roughly 300 California public water systems serving communities currently out of compliance with drinking water standards, some of which have been unable to provide safe drinking water for multiple years. Drinking water advocates estimate over […]

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California sets new limit for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP)

Most TCP contamination stems from the extensive application of pesticides containing TCP that were manufactured by Shell Oil and Dow Chemical Company prior to the 1990s. Despite the companies’ knowledge of the health risks, they failed to remove the ingredient from their products or notify farmers and communities of the known health risks.

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California strikes down Chrome VI (Cr6) regulation

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is expected to complete sometime this year its 5-year review of the Public Health Goal for Cr6. The PHG is currently set at 0.02 ppb. That review was initiated late in 2016, with an abundance of new scientific research about health effects of Cr6. The most recent publicized activity on this was OEHHA’s extension of the comment period for this review until December 13, 2016.

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Latest amendments to California AB746 – Drinking Water Protection

AMENDED  IN  ASSEMBLY  APRIL 18, 2017 AMENDED  IN  ASSEMBLY  MARCH 30, 2017 CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION ASSEMBLY BILL No. 746 Introduced by Assembly Members Gonzalez Fletcher, McCarty, and Rubio February 15, 2017 An act to add Section 116277 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.   AB 746, as amended, Gonzalez Fletcher. Public health: potable water: lead testing: schoolsites and campuses. Existing law, […]

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State letter to farmers demands water to fix nitrate problem

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/business/agriculture/article109776322.html By Lewis Griswold   lgriswold@fresnobee.com A state water agency has told some farmers in Tulare County that their operations caused nitrates to get into drinking water, and that the contamination must be replaced with a clean source. If the farmers don’t do it voluntarily, the state will order them to do so, the enforcement division […]

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Senator Hertzberg to speak at 2016 PWQA Convention

Senator Hertzberg has agreed to be the banquet speaker for the 2016 PWQA convention/tradeshow. Senator Hertzberg has carried several important water bills and is passionate about responsible environmental stewardship. He is a former Speaker of the California State Assembly.

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California legislative update – July 2016

The State Legislature is on Summer Recess from July 1 to July 31. July 1 was also the last day for bills to be heard in the second house policy committees. When the Legislature reconvenes on August 1, the bills that are still alive will begin to be heard in the Appropriations committees. August 12 is the […]

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CalChamber response to Prop. 65 modifications

June 6, 2016 Ms. Monet Vela Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment P.O. Box 4010 Sacramento, CA 95812-4010 Sent electronically to: P65Public.Comments@oehha.ca.gov RE: 15-DAY NOTICE OF MODIFICATION TO TEXT OF PROPOSED REGULATION – TITLE 27, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, PROPOSED REPEAL OF ARTICLE 6 AND ADOPTION OF NEW ARTICLE 6, PROPOSITION 65 CLEAR AND REASONABLE […]

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PWQA 2016 Convention

This year’s PWQA educational theme is developed around “Doing it right” when it comes to improving water and doing better business. The WQA will be teaching their latest test-preparation classes and well as the recent improvements and enhancements to the Modular Education Program.

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WATER GROUPS SUPPORT DODD FOR SENATE

State Assemblyman Bill Dodd (D-Napa) today announced receiving the endorsement of the Pacific Water Quality Association and its national counterpart, The Water Quality Association in Senate District 3.

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