AWWA announces new publication to assist water providers in achieving environmental compliance

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DENVER -- The American Water Works Association has announced the release of its new publication, the Environmental Compliance Guidebook: Beyond US Water Quality Regulation.

Designed to help water and wastewater utility personnel understand and comply with the complex US environmental regulations pertaining to hazardous materials and other wastes, the Environmental Compliance Guidebook: Beyond US Water Quality Regulation clarifies these laws and regulations while making them easier to understand.

Each chapter covers the laws, regulations, and compliance issues for one family of environmental pollutants. The chapters also include the purpose of applicable regulations, the appropriate regulatory authorities, key program elements required for compliance, activities and substances for which the regulation applies, and overcoming common compliance issues and findings.

The Environmental Compliance Guidebook: Beyond US Water Quality Regulations is available in AWWA’s online store.

Media Note: Review copies are available for media. Please contact Deirdre Mueller to request a copy.

About the authors:
Christine Herndon is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Herndon Solutions Group, Las Vegas, Nev. Herndon has conducted numerous multi-media environmental compliance assessments and has assisted water and wastewater utilities to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements, as well as any internal policies and procedures. Furthermore, she has written various regulatory plans and prepared standard operating procedures to not only meet but to also exceed regulatory requirements.

Shelley Hemming is an environmental regulatory expert with experience in successfully managing environmental compliance programs for industrial and manufacturing facilities. She is Senior Environmental Engineer and Compliance Team Leader with Great Southern Engineering, Trinity, Alabama, and a Project Engineer and Compliance Specialist with Herndon Solutions Group.

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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