Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 3 OF 32
|Main Title||Drinking Water Research Division's Research Activities in Support of EPA's Regulatory Agenda.|
|Author||Clark, R. M. ; Feige, W. A. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Drinking Water Research Div.|
|Additional Subjects||Water treatment ; Water pollution abatement ; Distribution systems ; Pollution regulations ; Potable water ; Management ; Law enforcement ; United States ; US EPA ; Disinfectants ; Organic compounds ; Tables(Data) ; By products ; Coliform bacteria ; Best technology ; Pesticides ; Lead(Metal) ; Copper ; Radioactive isotopes ; Inorganic compounds ; Safe Drinking Water Act ; Maximum contaminant levels|
The Safe Drinking Water Act and its Amendments will have a dramatic impact on the way in which one views the treatment and distribution of water in the U.S. The paper discusses the regulatory agenda, including proposed and promulgated regulations for volatile and synthetic organic contaminants, pesticides, lead, copper, inorganic contaminants, and radionuclides. In addition, the Surface Water Treatment and Coliform Rules are discussed in some detail. Tables are presented that list the Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) and Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (MCLGs), as well as Best Available Technology (BAT) for reducing many of these contaminants to acceptable levels. Finally, a discussion of expected disinfection requirements and the regulation of disinfection by-products (DBP) is made. Treatment techniques for controlling DBPs are briefly described.