As House Seeks To Speed SDWA Process, States, Utilities Eye EPA Fixes

October 5, 2021
As House lawmakers seek to speed EPA’s process for setting standards under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), regulators and utilities are emphasizing their support for the existing process but are also raising concerns that the agency’s implementation of the process lacks sufficient focus and transparency. In comments on the agency’s proposed fifth contaminant candidate list (CCL5) -- which includes a total of 81 individual contaminants and several groups of chemicals -- they renewed their criticisms of House lawmakers’ recent...

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