EPA Faces Complex Issues In Potential Update To Drinking Water Rules

October 26, 2020
EPA is beginning a lengthy consideration of whether to update an interconnected set of drinking water treatment rules aimed at reducing microbial pathogens and harmful disinfection byproducts, but the issues involved are so complex that environmentalists are urging the agency to consider a negotiated rulemaking or seek advice from a panel of experts. “I don’t see how it can be handled without convening some body” for a negotiated rule making, a federal advisory committee panel or a technical work group,...

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