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  • EPA Strengthens Lead in Drinking Water Rule

    (Washington, D.C. - Sept. 26, 2007) EPA is helping to reduce lead in drinking water by issuing a final rule that will improve requirements in the areas of monitoring, customer awareness and lead service line replacement. Specifically, the agency will require water suppliers to provide consumers with information to help them make decisions about how to limit their exposure to lead in drinking ...

  • EPA issues final aircraft drinking water rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a final rule to ensure that safe and reliable drinking water is provided to aircraft passengers and crew.  The rule provides multiple-barrier protection through requirements for coliform sampling, best management practices, corrective action, public notification, monitoring and operator training. It will better protect the public from illnesses ...

  • EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for the bacteria E. coli to better protect public health. The Revised Total Coliform Rule ensures that all of the approximately 155,000 public water systems in the United States, which provide drinking water to more than 310 million people, take steps to prevent exposure ...

  • EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams

    Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday. The White House said the rules would provide much-needed clarity for landowners, but some Republicans and farm groups said they go much too far. House Speaker John Boehner declared they would send ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

    The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. The EPA says the rule, which took effect Friday in more than three dozen states, will safeguard drinking water for millions of Americans. Opponents pledged to continue to fight the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Safe water advocates applaud revised rule

    A diverse group of drinking water providers and environmental and health organizations applauded yesterday’s announcement of a revised rule to safeguard U.S. drinking water. A pre-publication copy of the final Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) was released Dec. 20 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be published in the Federal Register in the next few weeks. Significant ...

  • EPA proposes updating drinking water rule to better protect public health (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise a national primary drinking water regulation to achieve greater public health protection against waterborne pathogens in the distribution systems of public water systems. Waterborne pathogens can cause a variety of illnesses with symptoms such as acute abdominal discomfort or in more extreme cases, kidney failure, hepatitis or ...

  • New regulation for aircraft drinking water

    Aircraft passengers and crews will be able to drink safer water under new regulations proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) will tailor existing health-based drinking water regulations to fit the unique characteristics of aircraft public water systems. The rule will protect the public from illnesses that can result from ...

  • Court Rules against Homeowners in Toxic Water Case

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a group of homeowners in North Carolina can't sue a company that contaminated their drinking water decades ago because a state deadline has lapsed, a decision that could prevent thousands of other property owners in similar cases from recovering damages after being exposed to toxic waste. In a 7-2 decision, the justices said state law strictly bars any lawsuit ...


    By Associated Press

  • Farmers worry over Reach of EPA Water Rules

    Government rules to clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from development and pollution are fueling political anger in the country's heartland. The rules proposed last year by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have become a top issue of concern for many farmers and landowners who say there are already too many government ...


    By Associated Press

  • Jackson Signs Proposed Rule Amending Human Subjects Protections Rule

    On January 18, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule that would revise EPA's February 6, 2006, final rule concerning protections for subjects in human research. According to EPA, the proposed amendments would broaden the applicability of the rules to cover human testing with pesticides submitted to EPA under any regulatory statute it ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A New Step Towards Clean Drinking Water in the USA

    A new rule to protect drinking water was issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on May 27. The Clean Water Rule clarifies which waters are protected under the Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Act, created in 1972, has been effective for decades in protecting drinking water in the United ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • Jackson signs proposed rule amending human subjects protections rule

    On January 18, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule that would revise EPA's February 6, 2006, final rule concerning protections for subjects in human research. According to EPA, the proposed amendments would broaden the applicability of the rules to cover human testing with pesticides submitted to EPA under any regulatory statute it ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA announces short extension for Florida Nutrients Inland water rule (FL)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has requested, and the plaintiffs have agreed, to a 30-day extension for a final decision on the Florida Inland Water numeric nutrients rule from October 15, 2010 to November 14, 2010. To date, EPA has received over 22,000 comments as a result of two public comment periods and 13 public hearing sessions in the State of Florida. These comments represent ...

  • NRDC: Chamber’s Attack on Clean Water Rule Puts Polluters’ Profits First

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today attacked a new clean water rule with unsubstantiated charges about excessive costs that hold no water. Jon Devine, a senior attorney with the Water Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following statement: “Clean water supports a strong economy. Anglers spend roughly $40 billion a year on fishing, tourist dollars support the ...

  • FDA's New Rule: Bottled Water Manufacturers Required to Monitor DEHP Levels

    The Food and Drug Administration recently announced a new maximum allowable level—0.006 mg/l—for diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) in bottled water. The chemical is commonly used to make plastics more flexible.   Source water will continue to be monitored according to current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) criteria, but the new rule mandates that finished bottled water products ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Here’s What They’re Saying About the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands, benefitting families who rely on safe places to swim and healthy fish to eat, farmers who need reliable sources of water to grow their crops, hunters and fishermen who depend on healthy waters for recreation and work, and ...

  • Studies find methane in Pennsylvania drinking water

    New research in Pennsylvania demonstrates that it's hard to nail down how often natural gas drilling is contaminating drinking water: One study found high levels of methane in some water wells within a half-mile of gas wells, while another found some serious methane pollution occurring naturally, far away from drilling. The findings represent a middle ground between critics of the drilling ...


    By Associated Press

  • Farm Bureau Ducks NRDC Challenge to Debate Clean Water Rule

    The American Farm Bureau Federation has tried to duck a challenge from the Natural Resources Defense Council to a public debate over the bureau’s willful misrepresentations regarding a new clean water proposal, which is now under assault by House Republicans. But today the NRDC repeated its call for an “open debate” on the issue. In a letter last week to Farm Bureau President ...

  • Eight drinking water systems in Alaska are in violation of the safe drinking water act (WA)

    Eight Alaskan drinking water systems are being ordered to conduct water sampling required to protect human health, or face potential fines for violations of federal drinking water laws, according to compliance orders issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The systems violated the Safe Drinking Water Act and the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. These systems did not ...

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