Regulatory Info

Announcement  – Posted 1/30/2013

40 CFR 136 Method Update Rule (MUR) Implementation

Red Flag Rule

Short for “Identity Theft Red Flags” and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003. The rule requires any entity where there is a risk of identity theft to develop and implement an identity theft program. The program must include reasonable policies and procedures for detecting, preventing, and mitigating identity theft.

On December 18, 2010 President Obama signed into law an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (Public Law 111-319) .  It appears to clearly indicate that water utilities will be exempt from the red flag rule requirements unless they do all of the following

1.       Obtain and uses credit reports

2.       Reports to credit reporting agencies

3.       Provides credit

HOWEVER, we believe that the bill has a special exemption included that will specifically exempt all water and wastewater utilities.  We will be having a meeting with the FTC attorneys in the next few weeks to ensure that their interpretation is the same.

You can read the law at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111s3987enr/pdf/BILLS-111s3987enr.pdf

 

Waterworks Works Regulations

-Chapter 590 Waterworks Regulations

-Chapter 590 Waterworks Regulations List of Topics and Section Numbers

 

Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage Professionals

-Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage Professionals

 

Cross-Connection Control Regulations

-Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention in Waterworks

-Community Waterworks Ordinace Program

-Non-Transient Non-Community Waterworks Program

-Privately Owned Residential Community Waterworks Program

-Transient Non-Community Waterworks Program

 

Sample Cross-Connection Control Plans

-Appendix 1: Suggested Outline of Contents of a Cross-Connection Control Program