This is the first webinar in the series titled, “Partnering for Security and Resilience.”
This webinar series, held monthly, will highlight the role water agencies have in enhancing security and resilience of the water sector. On October 23, 2018, America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) was signed into law, amending numerous provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. AWIA also amended the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
The revisions to EPCRA require that community water systems (1) receive prompt notification of any reportable release of a hazardous substance that potentially affects their source water, and (2) have access to hazardous chemical inventory data.
This webinar, the first in the series, “Partnering for Security and Resilience,” will discuss the spill notification requirements, including the roles of SERCs, TERCs, LEPCs, and applicable state agencies in spill notification, and chemical data availability requirements.
When discussing chemical data availability requirements, it will cover the role the state drinking water program may have in access to Tier II data, such as verifying the source water area delineations for water systems making a request, and how utilities can access Tier II data.