EPA Science Inventory

CONSULTANCY: COORDINATED USE OF SDWA AND CWA MANDATES IN PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTION

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Description:

This is a continuing series of consultations between the Office of Water and appropriate committees of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). There has been growing realization that to ensure safe drinking water it is necessary, and efficient, to use mandates of the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect the quality of drinking water source waters. Likewise it is clear that source water protection programs, research and engineering advances in support of the Safe Drinking Water Act have an impact on water quality and designated uses under the CWA. These consultations will explore scientific issues at the intersection of the purviews of these two laws. Topics for discussion could include these: effect of wastewater disinfection on subsequent disinfection for drinking water; impacts of microbially contaminated run-off on drinking water source waters; the relationship among nutrient contamination, algal blooms, disinfection by-products, and taste and odor of waters. The first consultation is planned to be on scientific issues in development and implementation of a national ambient water quality criterion for Cryptosporidium to protect drinking water source waters.

Purpose/Objective:

It is expected that results of the consultation will impact planning for risk management, risk assessments for water contaminants and identification of research in support of water programs. Customers for the information include scientists, regulation managers / writers, research planners and managers in the Office of Water and Office of Research and Development

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Record Type: DOCUMENT
Projected Completion Date: 09/30/2006
Record Last Revised: 01/30/2014
Record Created: 11/10/2003
Record Released: 11/10/2003
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 74667

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF WATER

OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

HEALTH AND ECOLOGICAL CRITERIA DIVISION