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RECORD NUMBER: 144 OF 351
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Framework for decision making : an EPA perspective.|
|Author||Regli, S. ; Cromwell, J. E. ; Zhang, X. ; Gelderloos, A. B. ; Grubbs, W. D.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Administrator for Water.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,|
|Subjects||Environmental policy--United States--Decision making. ; Environmental policy--Decision making. ; Environmental policy--Decision making--United States|
|Additional Subjects||United States.--Environmental Protection Agency.--Office of Water ; Pollution regulations ; Water pollution abatement ; Potable water ; Water treatment ; Disinfection ; Disinfectants ; Byproducts ; Decision making ; US EPA ; Management planning ; Compliance ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Risk assessment ; Best technology ; Water quality management ; Distribution systems ; Public health ; Halomethanes ; Mathematical models ; Maximum Contaminant Levels ; Safe Drinking Water Act|
|Collation||82 pages : illustrations ; 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 (pages 12-14). Microfiche.