March 2014 CASA Connects

  • by BPC Staff
  • on March 28, 2014




In the News

Sacramento Regional Releases Virtual Tour


Senate Republicans Question USEPA Decision to Reduce SRF Funding

Water Board Adopts Financial Incentives for Water Recycling Projects

CASA First Vice President David Williams shares “10 Minutes with” BC Water News


Job Board

For a complete view of all CASA news, visit CASA Current News.


CASA Upcoming Events

April 28-29, 2014

CASA Public Policy Forum, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, California


May 2, 2014

CASA Attorneys Committee Spring Meeting, Costa Mesa, CA

August 20-22, 2014

59th Annual Conference, Marriott Monterey,

Monterey, CA

January 21-23, 2015

Winter Conference,
Hilton Palm Springs, CA


For a complete list of all upcoming CASA and industry events, visit the CASA calendar of events.


CASA Education Foundation Scholarship


The CASA Education Foundation will be issuing two $5,000 scholarships in 2014! The scholarship criteria and application are now available and scholarship application packets can be received until May 16, 2014. Learn more




With Strong CASA Support, Pharmaceutical Stewardship Legislation Passes First Hurdle

Senate Bill 1014 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson passed out of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on March 26. The measure would require producers of pharmaceuticals to create, finance and manage a collection system for California consumers to safely and conveniently dispose of unused and expired medications. CASA was among the many witnesses offering testimony in the Committee to urge passage of the bill.

Read more.   


State Water Board Releases Draft Regulations to Streamline and Clarify Petition for Review Process

On March 7, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to improve the process for petitions for review of regional water board actions. Since early 2013, CASA has been working with the State Water Board to develop and refine regulations to establish a timeframe within which the State Water Board is required to commence its consideration of a petition for review of a regional water board’s action or failure to act. Currently, neither statute nor regulation establish a timeframe within which the State Water Board is required to commence its consideration of a petition for review. Read More.



In just one month CASA will be hosting key legislative leaders at its first annual Sacramento Public Policy Forum. Confirmed speakers include Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, Senator Jerry Hill, Chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, and Senator Fran Pavley, who will be giving the keynote address on crafting a water bond during a major drought. These legislators will be joined on the program by several well known political insiders and regulatory agency heads, including former Senate Chief Consultant Peter Detweiler and State Water Reso