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AWWA Comment Period on ANSI/AWWA J100-XX – Risk and Resilience Management of Water and Wastewater Systems

October 16, 2020

AWWA solicits public comments on all proposed new AWWA Standards, and on all proposed revisions, reaffirmations, or withdrawals of existing AWWA Standards. The referenced standards project is being considered for approval and the publication of this notice begins the 45-day public comment period for AWWA and ANSI. An electronic public review copy of the proposed standard can be obtained for review during the comment period by emailing etssupport@awwa.org

Comments must be submitted in writing to the AWWA contact listed below no later than the last day of the comment period specified herein. Such comments shall be specific to the section(s) of the standard under review and include sufficient detail so as to enable the reader to understand the commenter's position, concerns and suggested alternative language, if appropriate.

AWWA Comment Period closes on November 30, 2020.

Send comments to:
Liz Ralph
303.347.6177 phone
303.795.7603 fax

The review copy will be edited for publication and may also be revised as appropriate based on any comments received during the public comment period. Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.

Final publication of the standard may take several months. When it is available, a notice will be published in the official notice section of Journal - American Water Works Association. The standard becomes an effective AWWA standard on the first day of the month following such publication in Journal - American Water Works Association

The purpose of this standard is to enable water and wastewater utility owners and operators to make sound decisions when allocating limited resources to reducing risk and improving resilience. This standard sets the requirements for all-hazards risk and resilience analysis and management for the water sector.

Major changes made to the standard in this edition include the following:
1. Revised the standard's title to J100 Risk and Resilience Management for Water and Wastewater Systems. 
2. Clarified and refined the terms in this standard, including realignment of terminology.
3. Added reference to ANSI/AWWA G440, Emergency Preparedness Practices and ANSI/AWWA G300 – Source Water Protection.
4. Updated the descriptions of federal directives that were changed or added since 2010, such as Sec. 2013 of America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018. 
5. Updated the Proxy Method of estimating malevolent threat likelihood. 
6. Updated the Utility Resilience Index (URI) and associated language.
7. The asset resilience metric has been integrated into the Combined Utility Loss formula which includes an estimate of service outage. 
8. Updated the Reference Threats. 
9. Transitioned information previously included in the Appendices to the new J100 Operational Guide that is under development. 
10. Added the use of findings from ANSI/AWWA G300 (Operational Guide to AWWA G300, Source Water Protection) to inform the J100 assessment process. 
11. Revised the decision-making process in Step 7. 
12. Included cyber threats more explicitly.