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Regulating Contaminants Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [Updated March 3, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "Concerns about drinking water quality have resulted in congressional attention to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), particularly on the process for evaluating contaminants for potential regulation. Detections of unregulated contaminants in public water supplies in numerous states have raised concerns about the quality of drinking water and increased congressional interest in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) response to such detections. Additionally, concerns about the detection of regulated contaminants, such as lead, have raised concerns about the effectiveness of certain existing regulations. SDWA is the key federal law that authorizes EPA to promulgate regulations to control contaminants in public water supplies. "

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R46652
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Date:
2021-03-03
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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