Your Biosolids Management Primer
CASA’s Renewable Resource Programs Director Greg Kester recently developed and shared a primer on the regulation and management of biosolids with the California Air Resources Board and our members. In case you missed it, we encourage you to read it as many members found it very useful.
Advocating for Our Members
CASA Continues to Provide Input on the Recycled Water Policy Amendment
We’re continuing to work with WateReuse California to advocate for key changes to the policy to facilitate recycled water use. We will participate in the State Water Board’s workshops to discuss the proposed amendments and are a member of the stakeholder advisory group on CECs in recycled water. The board will release a public draft of Recycled Water Policy amendment by March of 2018 in accordance with Resolution No. 2016-0061 . The Water Board has scheduled several public workshops and events to discuss the policy revisions. 
Legislative Updates
Governor Brown recently signed AB 967 authorizing the practice of liquid cremation of human remains. He also signed SB 229, which is one of two recent bills to make it easier for property owners to build accessory dwelling units. Here are two great resources covering how these laws will impact your agency when they become effective January 1, 2018.
Industry News
750 Organizations Participate in Imagine a Day Without Water
On October 12, 2017, 750 organizations came together for Imagine a Day Without Water, the third annual day of action hosted by the Value of Water Campaign. The campaign asks Americans and elected leaders to think about often-overlooked water systems.
OCSD Becomes First Nationally Accredited Municipal Laboratory in California
The Orange County Sanitation District’s Laboratory has always been accredited by the State, but OCSD is the first public agency to receive TNI accreditation out of the 631 accredited laboratories in the State of California.  
Mark Your Calendar
Registration is Open!
Conference registration and hotel reservations are now open for the Winter Conference (Jan. 24-26) and the Washington D.C. Policy Forum (Feb. 26-28). Check out our  event page  for hotel information and registration. Preliminary program information coming soon.

Questions? Contact Cheryl MacKelvie at 916-446-0388.
Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reductions Workshops
CalRecycle will host two public workshops to discuss the draft regulatory language for the implementation of the organics diversion requirements of SB 1383. The workshops will review the draft regulatory language, address rate increases and Proposition 218 and discuss the SB 1383 implementation process. The workshops include specific time to collect stakeholder feedback. You can also tune into the workshops via live broadcast.
9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Cal/EPA Building
Sacramento, CA
9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
City of Huntington Beach Council Chambers
Huntington Beach, CA
Workshop on Amendments for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard
The California Air Resources Board will host a workshop to discuss the development of the LCFS program amendments. Presentations from the workshop will be available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/fuels/lcfs/lcfs_meetings/lcfs_meetings.htm. To join the workshop via webcast visit: https://video.calepa.ca.gov.
   
Monday, November 6, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sierra Hearing Room, Second Floor
Cal/EPA Building, Sacramento
Dates
Event & Location
November 1 & 2
November 14 & 15
December 4              
BAC Member Meeting Oakland, CA
January 24-26             
CASA Winter Conference Palm Springs, CA
February 26-28