Below are two important pieces of information for you and the well owning public that you serve. Please pass this information along to the public and, in the case of the Webinars, I encourage you to register and participate.
First, I want to provide you with an update on 3 FREE webinars for household water well owners scheduled for April 2, 9 and 17. Registration links are below.
Groundwater Protection: How You Can Protect Your Well Water Quality
April 2nd, 1 p.m. Easter Time
• Leaders in business advocacy groups and sectors such as navigation, agriculture, flood control, energy – hydro-electric and traditional sources, water supply and treatment, recreation and tourism
• Federal policy makers and staff for basin congressional offices and river caucus members
• Federal agency staff with responsibility to watershed resources
• Regional and national government associations
Technical workshops are an important component of EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Study. EPA recently held a Technical Workshop on Case Studies where subject-matter experts contributed to in-depth discussions and shared expertise on technical topics relevant to the study.
EPA Updates Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides
EPA has updated its list of human health benchmarks for pesticides. EPA develops the benchmarks for use by states and water systems in determining whether the detection of a pesticide in drinking water or source waters for drinking water may indicate a potential health risk. This year, EPA added 11 new benchmarks to the list, revised 10 of the benchmarks published in 2012 to reflect new scientific information and added cancer effects benchmarks for 40 of the pesticides. Top of Form
Senate Interior-EPA Spending Bill Provides More Funding Than House Version
A key U.S. Senate Appropriations subpanel released on August 1 its legislation that would fund the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, and the Forest Service for fiscal 2014 at levels much higher than its House of Representatives counterpart and with far fewer policy restrictions.
Next Thursday, there will be an MOU webinar titled ““Assisting Families and Protecting Public Health - How Arkansas is utilizing HUD grants for onsite systems repair and EPA’s SepticSmart to Educate.”
The webinar will be held on August 8, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Registration: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/956329898 Webinar Flyer