2019 WARN Chairs Meeting
I wanted to provide you some information I promised at the WARN Chairs meeting in St. Louis on October 20, 2019:
- Thanks to Chris Wanner in Oregon for sharing the ORWARN Shared Worker Agreement. It is attached for your reference.
- Here is a link to the WARN recruitment video EPA produced for WARNs to play or send to potential members. It is tailored to smaller systems and the myths you commonly hear (we are too small to help, the legal agreement is too difficult, we don’t want to be obligated to respond). Feel free to use the video for your recruitment efforts: https://www.epa.gov/waterutilityresponse/mutual-aid-and-assistance-drinking-water-and-wastewater-utilities#3
- As discussed during the meeting, EPA created two fact sheets on the new America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) Section 2018: Source Water requirements.
- The Crisis Event Response and Recovery Access (CERRA) guide has been published by DHS/FEMA and identifies utilities as a first responder. While the document is guidance and not law, WARNs are encouraged to provide it to utility members to use as a framework for working with locals on access. The document can be found here: https://www.dhs.gov/publication/crisis-event-response-and-recovery-access