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Pennsylvania Water Law by Michael D. Klein, Esq.
Michael D. Klein is a member in the Harrisburg, PA, and Washington D.C. offices of Cozen O’Connor. Michael practices in the areas of utility and environmental law in Pennsylvania. He can be reached at mklein@cozen.com and 717-703-5903. Joshua L. Belcher, attorney with Cozen O’Connor, assisted in the preparation of the article for PA-AWWA Water News Source, Summer 2013 issue.

Important Notice: PUC Urges Residents to Report Outages and Consider Storm Safety

PUC Urges Residents to Report Outages and Consider Storm Safety September 17, 2018 HARRISBURG – As the remnants of Hurricane Florence move across Pennsylvania, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) offered storm and power outage safety tips to residents: Storm Preparation Tips: Write down, print or save toll-free outage hotlines for your electric utility and/or your […]

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US EPA: Tools for Preparing for Hurricane Florence

  Hurricane Florence Response Tools for Water Utilities As of Tuesday morning, September 11, 2018, Hurricane Florence was located 975 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina and has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 major hurricane. Hurricane Florence will approach the coast of the Carolinas late Thursday afternoon with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds […]

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As public concern on PFAS rises, EPA urged to set enforceable health standard

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2018/09/06/as-public-concern-on-pfas-rises-epa-urged-to-set-enforceable-health-standard/ As public concern on PFAS rises, EPA urged to set enforceable health standard At Congressional hearing, advocates say federal government needs to address contamination concerns September 06, 2018 | 06:16 PM By Jon Hurdle Clean-water advocates and U.S. lawmakers pressed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to set an enforceable national health standard […]

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Important information for US EPA…September is National Preparedness Month!

National Preparedness Month   Summer has passed but not the risk of disaster.  September is National Preparedness Month with various themes occurring each week. Week 1: Sept 1-8                        Make and Practice Your Plan Week 2: Sept 9-15*                     Learn Life Saving Skills Week 3: Sept 16-22                    Check Your Coverage Week 4: Sept 23-29                    Save For an Emergency *September 15th is […]

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Lack Of State Toxicologist Delays Evaluation Of Petition To Set PFOA Drinking Water Standard

Lack Of State Toxicologist Delays Evaluation Of Petition To Set PFOA Drinking Water Standard The departments of Environmental Protection and Health told members of the Environmental Quality Board Tuesday the lack of a state toxicologist has delayed the evaluation of a rulemaking petition asking the Board to set a maximum contaminant level for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) […]

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