||Framework for decision making : an EPA perspective.
Regli, S. ;
Cromwell, J. E. ;
Zhang, X. ;
Gelderloos, A. B. ;
Grubbs, W. D.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Administrator for Water.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Environmental policy--Decision making--United States
United States--Environmental Protection Agency--Office of Water ;
Pollution regulations ;
Water pollution abatement ;
Potable water ;
Water treatment ;
Decision making ;
US EPA ;
Management planning ;
Environmental chemical substitutes ;
Risk assessment ;
Best technology ;
Water quality management ;
Distribution systems ;
Public health ;
Mathematical models ;
Maximum Contaminant Levels ;
Safe Drinking Water Act
||OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC
||Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown.
||1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing national regulations to control for disinfectants and disinfection by-products (D/DBPs) in public drinking water supplies. EPA intends to propose regulations that will apply to all public water systems using disinfection and serving non-transient populations -- approximately 220 million people. This regulation would be unlike the current maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) which only pertains to systems serving more than 10,000 people. A fundamental goal in setting any new regulation is to be able to conclude with confidence that the resultant changes in treatment would lead to a significant overall decrease in risk to public health. This paper will describe the analysis that EPA is undertaking in pursuit of meeting this goal.
Cover title. "August 1992." "EPA 811-R-92-005." Includes bibliographical references (p. 12-14).