House Water Subcommittee Looking at Integrated Planning in U.S. Water Infrastructure
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will hold a hearing May 18 to examine the status of EPA's implementation of its integrated planning policy.
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will hold a hearing May 18 to examine the status of EPA's implementation of its integrated planning policy. Made available as a live webcast, the hearing will focus on ways EPA can work with states and municipalities to develop integrated stormwater and wastewater requirements in order to achieve more flexibility for communities to meet their Clean Water Act compliance obligations and maximize their limited resources to benefit communities they serve.
The "Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Improving Water Quality through Integrated Planning" hearing will be chaired by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-La. It is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Eastern time.
Scheduled witnesses are:
Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Mayors
Johnny L. DuPree, Ph.D., mayor of Hattiesburg, Miss., on behalf of the National League of Cities
Todd Portune, commissioner for Hamilton County, Ohio, on behalf of the National Association of Counties
Craig Butler, director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
William E. Spearman, III, P.E., principal with WE3 Consultants, LLC, on behalf of the American Public Works Association
Lawrence Levine, senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council