AWWA, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) are jointly hosting a webinar on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2022 Proposed Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) Guidance . The webinar will be held April 8, 1-2:30 p.m. ET. The webinar is available to AWWA, NACWA and WEF members at no charge. Registration is required at this link. Utilities facing Clean Water Act enforcement actions that could impose significant compliance costs should note that EPA has substantially changed its guidance on how to assess community financial capabilities used to guide compliance scheduling. This webinar will discuss major concerns, missed opportunities and potential implications of the guidance revisions. The webinar is intended to assist those wishing to better understand the changes EPA is proposing and assist those considering submitting comments to the agency on this guidance. Public comments on the proposed guidance are due by April 25, 2022. The 2022 Proposed Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) Guidance was published in the Federal Register on Feb. 23, 2022. This guidance would replace the 1997 FCA guidance and the updated guidance initially finalized and disseminated in January 2021 . The proposed 2022 FCA guidance is substantially changed from the agency’s 2021 guidance. These changes fail to respond to many of the methodological and procedural improvements to the original 1997 FCA guidance recommended by the National Academy of Public Administrators, U.S. Council of Mayors and the water sector associations. Questions can be directed to Steve Via , AWWA’s director of federal relations.