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RECORD NUMBER: 138 OF 339
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|Main Title||Federal Register Volume 61 No. 94, Tuesday, May 14, 1996 Rules and Regulations. Part 2. 40 CFR Part 141. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Monitoring Requirements for Public Drinking Water Supplies; Final Rule.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Publisher||14 May 96|
|Additional Subjects||Drinking water ; Pollution regulations ; Monitoring ; Water distribution ; Water supply ; Potable water ; Disinfectants ; Viruses ; Microorganisms ; Water treatment ; Byproducts ; Industrial plants ; Filtration ; Water quality management ; Public utilities ; US EPA ; ICR(Information Collection Rule) ; DRPs(Disinfection byproducts)|
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promulgating an information collection rule (ICR) which establishes monitoring and data reporting requirements for large public water systems (PWSs). This rule is intended to provide EPA with information on the occurrence in drinking water of (1) chemical byproducts that form when disinfectants used for microbial control react with chemicals already present in source water (disinfection byproducts (DBPs)) and (2) disease-causing microorganisms (pathogens), including Cryptosporidium. Also, EPA will collect engineering data on how PWSs currently control such contaminants. EPA will use information generated by this rule, along with concurrent research, to determine whether revisions need to be made to EPA's current drinking water filtration and disinfection rule and to determine the need for new regulations for disinfectants and DBPs.