40 CFR 141.5 - Siting requirements.

§ 141.5 Siting requirements.

Before a person may enter into a financial commitment for or initiate construction of a new public water system or increase the capacity of an existing public water system, he shall notify the State and, to the extent practicable, avoid locating part or all of the new or expanded facility at a site which:

(a) Is subject to a significant risk from earthquakes, floods, fires or other disasters which could cause a breakdown of the public water system or a portion thereof; or

(b) Except for intake structures, is within the floodplain of a 100-year flood or is lower than any recorded high tide where appropriate records exist. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not seek to override land use decisions affecting public water systems siting which are made at the State or local government levels.

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Title 40 published on 2015-08-22

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR Part 141 after this date.

  • 2017-04-11; vol. 82 # 68 - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    1. 82 FR 17406 - Use of Lead Free Pipes, Fittings, Fixtures, Solder and Flux for Drinking Water; Extension of Comment Period
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      ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
      Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
      Comments must be received on or before May 17, 2017.
      40 CFR Parts 141 and 143