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April 12, 2024

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Water sector group doubts EPA ‘quasi-mandate’ for state cybersecurity plans

By Sarah Mattalian / April 1, 2024

The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators is questioning the Biden administration’s latest push for states to bolster cybersecurity at drinking water utilities, warning that a 60-day timeline to develop new plans is unrealistic and amounts to a “quasi-mandate” despite EPA’s framing of the initiative as voluntary.

“There's still some lack of clarity going on here,” ASDWA Executive Director Alan Roberson, told Inside EPA of a March 21 meeting that EPA and the National Security Council convened with state environment,...

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