b'Texas Ground Water AssociationAffiliate of the National Ground Water Association1st Quarter - Spring 2023Convention Wrap up EPA Proposes First TGWA 2023 Annual Convention Wrap up Drinking Water By BOBBY BAZAN,TGWA Standards for PFASTGWA was back in San Marcos, TX, from January 25-27By MIKE PRICE, NGWAfor this years annual convention. Even with the changes TGWA isThe U.S. Environmental going through, familiarity wasProtection Agency announced easy to find. Lisa and her sisteron March 14 it is proposing Laurie greeted attendees with athe first-ever national drinking smile at the registration booth,water standard for six PFAS Adeline ran from room to roomWilliam McPike (right) earns his Cowboy hat(per- and polyfluoroalkyl and is recognized as outgoing President. John to ensure things were goingJulian (left) takes over as President of TGWA.substances) in the latest smoothly, and Stacey said just theaction under President right words during the awardsA hearty Thank You goesBidens plan to combat luncheon. The Lange brothers,out to all our sponsors whosePFAS pollution and EPA Bill and Pat, were still holdingsupport and contributions makeAdministrator Michael Regans down the fort selling thosethe event possible. The eventPFAS Strategic Roadmap.scholarship raffle tickets andwas successful because of all ourThis proposal builds on tracking auction items. We wereexhibitors and attendees thatother efforts to combat PFAS, even treated to an appearanceshowed up. We appreciate theincluding the EPAs proposal by former TWCA Executivenearly 400 people that attendedto designate two PFAS as Director and TGWA Lifetimethe convention to network,CERCLA (Comprehensive member Leroy Goodson. Ofdiscuss their trade and products,Environmental Response, course, no annual conventiontake continuing educationCompensation, and Liability goes off without a hitch, if notclasses, and enjoy seeing theirAct) hazardous substances; for all the assistance that thefriends and colleagues again.enhancing data on PFAS under TGWA Womens Division putSome of the highlights fromthe EPAs National PFAS forth during the Meet & Greetthis years Annual ConventionTesting Strategy and through and Scholarship Auction. include the election of newnationwide sampling for 29 board members, officers, andPFAS in public drinking water division chairs, anothersystems; using the EPAs successful scholarship auction,Clean Water Act permitting recognition of award winners,and regulatory programs and a fun night of games, liveto reduce PFAS pollution music, and networking. in the environment from industry; and initiating the distribution of $10 billion in See Convention, page 4 funding to address emerging contaminants under the MORE IN THIS ISSUE: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.TGWA Summer Fun - Pg 10-11 CE Class Update - Pg 15SIMFLO has Big News - Pg 12 Smart resigns as Director - Pg 16 See PFAS, page 9'