Title 40 published on 2012-07-01
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is finalizing revisions to the 1989 Total Coliform Rule (TCR). The Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) offers a meaningful opportunity for greater public health protection beyond the 1989 TCR. Under the RTCR there is no longer a monthly maximum contaminant level (MCL) violation for multiple total coliform detections. Instead, the revisions require systems that have an indication of coliform contamination in the distribution system to assess the problem and take corrective action that may reduce cases of illnesses and deaths due to potential fecal contamination and waterborne pathogen exposure. This final rule also updates provisions in other rules that reference analytical methods and other requirements in the 1989 TCR (e.g., Public Notification and Ground Water Rules). These revisions are in accordance with the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments, which require EPA to review and revise, as appropriate, each national primary drinking water regulation no less often than every six years. These revisions also conform with the SDWA provision that requires any revision to “maintain, or provide for greater, protection of the health of persons.” As with the 1989 TCR, the RTCR applies to all public water systems.
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR 142 after this date.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a public meeting on November 15, 2012, concerning monitoring, binning and microbial toolbox information as part of the regulatory review of the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2 rule). At this meeting, EPA plans to discuss and solicit public input on data and information related to several topics. The first topic is the results of the first round of LT2 Cryptosporidium monitoring that are used to determine which one of the four categories ( i.e., bins) a public drinking water system (PWS) should be placed. The second topic is the implications of predicted occurrence and bin category placement that may result from a second round of Cryptosporidium monitoring using the existing or enhanced analytical methods. The third topic is the effectiveness of Escherichia coli as a screen to identify small filtered PWSs that need to perform Cryptosporidium monitoring for bin placement. The fourth topic is the determination of the potential credits assigned to different risk mitigation tools. EPA will also provide background information on the LT2 rule's monitoring and binning requirements, microbial toolbox options for risk management, and the agency's Six Year Review process. EPA will consider the data and/or information discussed at this meeting during the agency's review of the LT2 rule, which the agency has announced as part of both the Retrospective Review Plan under Executive Order (E.O.) 13563 and the third Six-Year Review under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public meeting and webcast to share information with the public related to treatment technologies, analytical methods and other information pertaining to the development of a proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for Perchlorate.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a public meeting on August 16, 2012, to discuss and solicit input from States, manufacturers, drinking water systems, other interested groups and consumers on the implementation of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act of 2011 (“the Act”). The Act was signed on January 4, 2011, and will be effective on January 4, 2014. The Act amended Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which prohibits the use of certain plumbing products that are not “lead free” (as defined by SDWA), and makes it unlawful to introduce into commerce products that are not “lead free.”