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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

EPA Seeks Comment on Its Drinking Water Regulation Review
On March 29, 2010, the U,S. Environmental Protection Agency published and requested comment on the Agency's latest periodic review of existing National Primary Drinking Water Regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act . The purpose of this review, which is called the Six-Year Review, is to identify those NPDWRs for which current health effects assessments, changes in technology, and/or other factors provide a health or technical basis to support a regulatory revision that will improve or strengthen public health protection.

EPA has completed its detailed review of 71 NPDWRs and at this time believes that four NPDWRs are candidates for regulatory revision. These four NPDWRs are acrylamide, epichlorohydrin, tetrachloroethylene, and trichloroethylene. EPA requests public comment and/or relevant information that will assist the Agency as we move forward with regulatory action to revise these four NPDWRs.

In addition to the 71 NPDWRs discussed in detail in EPA's FR notice, EPA's review also includes 14 other NPDWRs that need no detailed review because of recent or ongoing revision actions.

  • Click here to read EPA's Federal Register notice of National Primary Drinking Water Regulations