In this issue of the SDWA newsletter, featured topics include the EPA finalizing the approval of new analytical methods, accelerating aquifer depletion, EPA's release of 2012 Water Reuse Guidelines and California's proposal for maximum contaminant levels for Cr(VI) of 10.0 ppb.
This issue of the SDWA Newsletter features articles on the revised total coliform rule, finalizing of the EPA’s vessel general permit, draft guideline technical documents from Health Canada and guidance and best management practices for harmful algae blooms.
This issue of the SDWA Newsletter features articles on new health effects research on manganese, the impact triclosan has on muscle function, and an updated Cryptosporidium laboratory list from the EPA.
This issue of the SDWA Newsletter features articles on drought and fire conditions and their effects on watersheds, the EPA's redefinition of lead free and the agency seeking advice from the SAB on perchlorate.
- Politics vs. Science for Hexavalent Chromium (Pg. 2)
- EPA Study of Fracking in Wyoming (Pg. 3)
- Learning from the Swedish Cryptosporidiosis Outbreak (Pg. 4)
- Nitrosamines in the 3 Regulatory Pipeline (Pg. 6)
- Water Infrastructure Replacement Costs (Pg. 7)
Winter 2012 (Adobe Flash)
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This issue focuses on several of the latest safe drinking water regulations, including a Cryptosporidium data review that shows lower occurrence than expected, a list of the EPA’s drinking water regulatory activities for 2012, and a trace elements in groundwater report released by the U.S. Geological Survey.
- Crypto Data Shows Lower Occurrence than Expecte (Pg. 2)
- Drinking Water Regulatory Activities at EPA for 2012 (Pg. 3)
- Consumer Confidence Reports (Pg. 3)
- Trace Elements in Groundwater (Pg. 4)
- Crypto Outbreak at Summer Camp Not from Drinking Water (Pg. 5)
- Bottled Water Consumers in the United States (Pg. 6)
- U.S. Drought Monitor (Pg. 7)
Fall 2011 (Adobe Flash)
This issue focuses on several of the latest safe drinking water regulations, including new and revised drinking water rules, a fracking update, a rabbit cryptosporidium study and an NPDES pesticide general permit update.
- New and Revised Drinking Water Rules Coming Your Way (Pg. 2)
- More Motion on the Fracking Front (Pg. 4)
- Watch out for Wascally Wabbits! Rabbit Cryptosporidium Update
- Health Assessment for TCE Released by EPA (Pg. 5)
- Recent Studies Evaluate Noncancer Health Effectsof Arsenic in Drinking Water (Pg. 6)
- NPDES Pesticide General Permit Update (Pg. 7)
Summer 2011 (Adobe Flash)
This issue focuses on several of the latest safe drinking water regulations, including the EPA's new ECHO data tracking system, alternative testing methods approved by the EPA and the SAP's re-evaluation of the health effects of atrazine.
- Lead and Copper Rule Updates on the Way (Pg. 2)
- EPA's New Data Tracking System: ECHO (Pg. 4)
- SAP Re-evaluating Health Effects of Atrazine (Pg. 6)
- EPA Selects Contaminants to Evaluate while GAO Takes Issue with Process (Pg. 7)
- Alternative Testing Methods Approved by EPA (Pg. 8)
- EPA Regulatory Schedule Includes Perchlorate (Pg. 8)
- Hydraulic Fracturing: The EPA Approach and the Potential for Future Regulation under the SDWA (Pg. 9)
Spring 2011 (Adobe Flash)
This issue focuses on several of the latest safe drinking water regulations, including that the EPA will regulate perchlorate, a look at hexavalent chromium in drinking water and the passing of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act by Congress.
- EPA Will Regulate Perchlorate After All (Pg. 2)
- Spotlight on Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water (Pg. 3)
- To Soften or Not to Soften (Pg. 4)
- Fluoride: New Assessments and Actions (Pg. 5)
- UCMR 3 Proposed Rule Issued for Comment (Pg. 6)
- Get the Lead Out (Pg. 7)
- IRIS Assessments for MTBE, ETBE, Methanol and Acrylonitrile Back in the Mix (Pg. 7)
Fall 2010 (Adobe Flash)
This issue focuses on several of the latest safe drinking water regulations, including looks at the EPA's new drinking water strategy and the draft toxicological review for chromium VI, and the supplemental notice for comment about the EPA’s decision not to regulate perchlorate.
- EPA's New Drinking Water Strategy (Pg. 2)
- Public Comment Sought on Draft Chromium VI Toxicological Review (Pg. 3)
- Foodborne Disease Outbreaks (Pg. 4)
- Long-Term Revision Issues for the Lead and Copper Rule (Pg. 5)
- Perchlorate Rises Back Up on the Regulatory Roller Coaster (Pg. 6)
- Safe Drug Disposal Act of 2010 (Pg. 8)
Summer 2010 (Adobe Flash)
This issue focuses on several of the latest safe drinking water regulations, including the EPA's proposed new permitting process for pesticides applied over, in or near water bodies, distribution system research and information collection priorities, and the CDC's release of the fourth national report on human exposure to environmental chemicals.
- Proposed Revised Total Coliform Rule and Companion Assessment Guidance (Pg. 2)
- Distribution System Research and Information Collection Priorities (Pg. 4)
- EPA Proposes New Permit Requirements for Pesticides Application Over, In or Near Water Bodies (Pg. 5)
- CDC Releases Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals (Pg. 5)
- Safe Medicine Disposal for the State of Maine (Pg. 6)
- New Data Available on the Incidence of Cryptosporidiosis (Pg. 6)
- USEPA Approves Alternative Test Procedures (Pg. 7)
Spring 2010 (Adobe Flash)
This issue focuses on several of the latest safe drinking water regulations, including a recently-released ground water quality study, the pros and cons of perchlorate regulation and four contaminants up for review by the EPA.
This issue features articles on potential stormwater regulatory changes, quagga and zebra mussel infestations, final effluent guidelines for construction sites and a new enforcement targeting tool for SDWA compliance proposed by the EPA.
This issue features articles on recreational water quality criteria, the final aircraft drinking water rule, the EPA's initiation of a new scientific evaluation of atrazine and if bacteria thriving in showerheads affect shower spray water.
This issue features articles on the Drinking Water System Security Act of 2009, funding water infrastructure and the amending of bottled water regulations to protect against fecal contamination.
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