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|Main Title||Analytical feasibility support document for the six-year review of existing National Primary Drinking Water Regulations : reassessment of feasibility for chemical contaminants.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA 815-R-03-003|
|Subjects||Drinking water--Standards--United States|
|Additional Subjects||Drinking water ; Chemical contamination ; Health effects ; Water analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Contaminants ; Concentration(Composition) ; Public health ; Quality assurance ; Risk assessment ; Regulations ; Tables(Data) ; Practical quantitation levels|
|Collation||358 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as amended in 1996, requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and revise, if appropriate, existing National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs). As part of the review, EPA developed a protocol document (EPA Protocol for the Review of Existing National Primary Drinking Water Regulations) that describes the process and strategy EPA used to review existing NPDWRs in order to meet its statutory requirement. EPA developed the protocol document based on recommendations from the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC), through internal Agency deliberations, and through discussions with the diverse stakeholders involved in drinking water and its protection. To more efficiently utilize limited resources, EPA performed a series of analyses that were intended to target those NPDWRs that are the most appropriate candidates for revision. As part of the review, and where appropriate, EPA reviewed the following key technical elements to make decisions regarding regulatory changes: health risks assessments; technology assessments (analytical feasibility and treatment technology); other regulatory revisions (e.g., monitoring and reporting); occurrence and exposure analyses; and available economic information. This document discusses the analytical feasibility aspect of the current (1996-2002) Six-Year Review.
"EPA 815-R-03-003." March 2003.