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Inside EPA - 07/05/2019

Perchlorate Plan Tests EPA Discretion To Forgo Setting SDWA Standard

June 27, 2019
EPA’s proposed rule to regulate perchlorate in drinking water, which includes an option not to regulate, could test the agency’s discretion to forgo setting an enforceable standard, an area of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) that drinking water sources say is still evolving. The agency released the proposal in May to comply with the terms of a settlement agreement with environmentalists and published it in the Federal Register June 26. EPA is proposing to set a maximum contaminant...

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