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02/15/2019

EPA Outlines Action Plan for PFAS Chemicals

On February 14 in Philadelphia, US EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a “historic” Action Plan to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water.  

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12/03/2018

How the Safe Drinking Water Act Applies to Class V Wells

At 40 CFR 144, the EPA defines six (6) classes of wells subject to differing Underground Injection Control (or UIC) requirements.

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08/28/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/29

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, four companies will pay more than $350,000 combined for chemical reporting violations under EPCRA and TSCA, and a paperwork storage company will pay for Safe Drinking Water Act violations.   

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06/26/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/27

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a meat packer, a home builder, and a gas station/convenience store will all pay big penalties for different violations of the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts. 

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04/18/2017

Comments Due: EPA's Lead Free Drinking Water Rule

The US EPA has extended the public comment period for a proposed rule that would require the use of lead-free pipes, fittings, fixtures, solder, and flux for drinking water systems.

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03/13/2017

Know Your EPA Water Rules: Sole Source Aquifers

The Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986 (SDWA) required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish criteria through which an aquifer may be declared a critical aquifer protection area. These aquifers are colloquially referred to as “sole source aquifers.” These are, essentially, aquifers that are the only drinking water supply for the population of a region.

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01/12/2017

EPA Amends Consent Order for Drinking Water Near Parkersburg, WV Site

In a press release issued January 9, 2017, US EPA announced it has amended a 2009 Safe Drinking Water Act consent order to require two companies to take additional action to reduce exposure to PFOA perfluorooctanoic acid (a.k.a PFOA or C8) in drinking water for some residents in Ohio and West Virginia.

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01/03/2017

New Course! EPA Clean Water & Safe Drinking Water Act Online

To help EHS managers keep up with changing requirements for air emissions, discharges to the water, and chemical management and reporting, Lion Technology is expanding its catalog of online environmental courses for 2017.

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12/27/2016

DOJ Fines NY State $150,000 for Safe Drinking Water Act Violations

According to DOJ, the defendants continued to operate 54 Large Capacity Cesspools (LCCs) after the deadline to close them.

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08/09/2016

Drinking Water Quality Notifications

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires EPA to establish drinking water quality standards based on the levels of certain contaminants found in the water. EPA must review these standards every five years to determine whether more contaminants should be regulated. 

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