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06/26/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/27

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a meat packer, a home builder, and a gas station/convenience store will all pay big penalties for different violations of the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts. 

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04/18/2017

Comments Due: EPA's Lead Free Drinking Water Rule

The US EPA has extended the public comment period for a proposed rule that would require the use of lead-free pipes, fittings, fixtures, solder, and flux for drinking water systems.

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03/13/2017

Know Your EPA Water Rules: Sole Source Aquifers

The Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986 (SDWA) required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish criteria through which an aquifer may be declared a critical aquifer protection area. These aquifers are colloquially referred to as “sole source aquifers.” These are, essentially, aquifers that are the only drinking water supply for the population of a region.

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01/12/2017

EPA Amends Consent Order for Drinking Water Near Parkersburg, WV Site

In a press release issued January 9, 2017, US EPA announced it has amended a 2009 Safe Drinking Water Act consent order to require two companies to take additional action to reduce exposure to PFOA perfluorooctanoic acid (a.k.a PFOA or C8) in drinking water for some residents in Ohio and West Virginia.

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01/03/2017

New Course! EPA Clean Water & Safe Drinking Water Act Online

To help EHS managers keep up with changing requirements for air emissions, discharges to the water, and chemical management and reporting, Lion Technology is expanding its catalog of online environmental courses for 2017.

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12/27/2016

DOJ Fines NY State $150,000 for Safe Drinking Water Act Violations

According to DOJ, the defendants continued to operate 54 Large Capacity Cesspools (LCCs) after the deadline to close them.

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05/12/2015

Public Water System Annual Report Cards Due July 1

Under the US EPA's Safe Drinking Water Act, Public Water Systems must provide customers with water fit for human consumption. This means, in part, ensuring that any contaminants in the water are present only at levels below the Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) assigned in the Primary Drinking Water Standards [40 CFR 141–142]. Certain Public Water Systems are required to report annually to their customers on the quality of the water being provided...

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11/11/2014

Protecting Underground Drinking Water

About 44 percent of the US population rely on groundwater for their drinking water supply, according to the National Groundwater Association. To protect human health, the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish acceptable quality standards for public drinking water supplies and programs...

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03/13/2012

Safe Drinking Water Act: Two Kinds of Water Quality Standards

Q. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency establishes quality standards for public water supply systems. The EPA sets two kinds of standards: “Primary” and “Secondary.” What’s the difference...

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