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NEIWPCC Workgroup COVID-19 Resources

NEIWPCC is dedicated to supporting our states, colleagues, and workgroup members during these uncertain times. Below you will find resources for our workgroups as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These resources were last updated 8/7/2020 and will be continually updated as new information is made available.

 

National Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- CDC

Information about Drinking Water, Treated Recreational Water, and Wastewater

Information for Sanitation and Wastewater Workers on COVID-19

Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness

Environmental Protection Agency- EPA

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for State, Local, and Tribal Agencies and Associations

Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater

EPA Expands Research on SARS-CoV-2 in the Environment

Encourages Americans to Only Flush Toilet Paper EPA press release on wipes and disinfecting wipes disposal

Pandemic incident action checklist

COVID-19 Enforcement and Compliance Resources

Occupational Safety and Health Administration-OSHA

Eye and Face Protection eTool

COVID-19 site

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 – OSHA3990

Occupational COVID-19 Standards

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Memorandum on Identification of Essential Workers


Workgroup Resources

Monitoring Workgroup

New York

Standard Operating Procedure: Guidance for Field Work During COVID-19 Pandemic

NY DOW Guidance for Field Work During COVID-19 Pandemic

NY DOW Sample Handling, Transport, and Chain of Custody SOP

NY DOW Collection of Water Column Samples for the Rotating Integrated Basin Studies (RIBS) Program As part of the Statewide Ambient Water Quality Monitoring Strategy

NY DOW Use, Calibration, Maintenance and Storage of multiprobe meters used to measure water quality parameters

NYS DEC Lake Water Quality Samples

Vermont

Guidance for Safe Field Work and Site Inspections

FL DEP

FL DEP Return-to-Field Operations Safety Plan

OR DEQ

OR DEQ Enhanced Field Safety Protocols for Water Quality Monitoring Staff During a Pandemic

VA DEQ

VADEQ Water COVID Protocols

USGS

USGS Close Quarters Safety Guidance

USGS small vessel-COVID19-Contingency-Planning-Guide

Various Resources 

Cleaning & Disinfection Document

KAST Response Guidance During COVID-19

HSSE Field Readiness Checklist/COVID-19 Considerations

SMC Safe Field Practices during COVID-19

Underground Storage Tanks Workgroup

Our UST Inspector Training Webinar Series aims to improve UST program performance, educate UST inspectors on policy and UST systems and equipment, and ultimately prevent UST releases to the environment. Last year NEIWPCC held four webinars on the topics for UST compliance focusing on Emerging Fuels, Automatic Tank Gauges, Financial Responsibility, and Cathodic Protection.- UST webinar archive

The goal of NEIWPCC’s LUST corrective action training webinars is to improve LUST program performance, increase technical capability and understanding, and minimize the impact of LUST releases to the environment.-LUST webinar archive

L.U.S.T.Line informs state, tribal, territorial, and federal UST regulators, consultants, contractors, and tank owners about UST and LUST activities, cleanup-fund issues, spill remediation, and prevention technologies.-L.U.S.T. Line archive

The National Tanks Conference is designed for state and federal regulators to discuss pressing topics in the world of underground storage tanks. NEIWPCC maintains an NTC archive at the link below which holds past years’ sessions. –National Tanks Conference archive

Wastewater Workgroups (Training/Certification, Residuals, NPDES)

EPA

COVID-19 Related Disposal of Surplus Milk Memo

NEIWPCC

PPE Consideration for wastewater operators and collection system staff Webinar

Connecticut

Press Release – Flushables

Maine

Request for wastewater Operators

Press Release – Flushables

COVID-19 Guidance for POTWs Collection Systems

Essential employees COVID-19 guidance

Massachusetts

COVID-19 resources for water suppliers and wastewater operators

COVID-19 FAQs for Wastewater Service Providers

Guidance on Managing Wastewater Sludge During COVID-19

New Hampshire

NHDES COVID-19 page

Press Release

COVID 19 – Septage Management Memo

MEMO: COVID 19 operation guidance for Certified Septage Haulers

COVID-19 IMPACTS ON PUBLIC WASTEWATER SYSTEMS IN NH Webinar

NHDES Wastewater Engineering Bureau (WWEB) COVID-19 FAQs & Information for Public Wastewater Systems

New Jersey

Compliance Advisory

Guidance for Reduced Monitoring Frequency for Sanitary Wastewater Dischargers

Vermont

Memo-Septage Haulers COVID-19

State Revolving Fund

Vermont

VT DEC COVID-19 announcements page

COVID-19 Vermont DEC CWSRF and DWSRF FAQ


Other Resources

American Water Works Association- AWWA

AWWA Possible Employee Infection Actions SOP

California School District Disinfection Use

Step-by-Step Cleaning for Child Care Providers En Español, PDF
Step-by-Step Disinfecting for Child Care Providers, PDF En Español, PDF
Step-by-Step Sanitizing for Child Care Providers, PDF  En Español, PDF
Reminders for Using Disinfectants at Schools and Child Cares, PDF En Español, PDF
Do I Need Training to use a Disinfectant?, PDF En Español, PDF
Antimicrobials – General Purpose Cleaners Factsheet, PDF En Español, PDF
Antimicrobials vs. General Purpose Cleaners, PDF En Español, PDF
What About Hand Sanitizers, PDF En Español, PDF

Industrial Safety and Hygiene News

Tips for outdoor worker safety

New England Water Environment Association- NEWEA 

NEWEA Water Utilities COVID-19-Assistance-Request

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

University of Minnesota

Wastewater and Coronavirus (COVID-19): What are the risks?

Water Environment Foundation- WEF 

Coronavirus and Water Systems

Residuals and Biosolids Issues Concerning COVID-19 Virus

Water Research Foundation

Water Research Foundation website

WRF Webcast – Coronavirus Disease Latest Research

Recommendations from Global Experts on Wastewater Surveillance of the COVID-19 Genetic Signal in Sewersheds

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions

Guide for people at risk of serious coronavirus illness

COVID-19 Declaration Form

TRAVEL TO / FROM OFFICE OR PROJECT SITE, DURING COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

COVID-19 Travel Letter

World Health Organization- WHO

WHO COVID-19 site