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Main Title Economic and supporting analyses short-term regulatory changes to the lead and copper rule / {electronic resource} :
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA/815/R-07/022
Stock Number PB2008-109037
Subjects Water quality management--Environmental aspects--United States ; Lead--Environmental aspects--United States ; Copper--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Drinking water ; Lead(Metal) ; Copper ; Regulations ; Economic analysis ; Water pollution monitoring ; Implementation ; Exposure ; Contaminants ; Sampling ; Costs ; Public health ; Health risk ; US EPA ; Lead and copper rule(LCR)
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NTIS  PB2008-109037 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/16/2009
Collation {191} p. : digital file
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making seven targeted regulatory changes to the national primary drinking water regulations (NPDWR) for lead and copper. The intended effect of these regulatory changes is to strengthen the implementation of the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in the areas of monitoring, customer awareness, and lead service line replacement. Some of these changes clarify the intent of the LCR for provisions that have generated questions. Other provisions reconsider LCR requirements in light of recent experiences regarding implementation of the rule. These changes are expected to ensure and enhance more effective protection of public health through the reduction of lead exposure. The changes included in today's action do not affect the lead or copper maximum contaminant level goals, the Action Levels, or the basic regulatory requirements. This Economic Analysis describes the estimates of annual costs for the seven regulatory changes to utilities and States, including costs associated with administrative, monitoring, sampling, reporting, and public notification activities. One-time, upfront costs of rule review and rule implementation are also estimated. There are two types of annual costs that may result from the rule changes--direct and indirect.
EPA-815-R0-7022 "September 2007" Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 27, 2007).