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A Reference Guide for State Drinking Water Regulators and Local Health Officials.
The Handbook on National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations is a complete one-stop reference for all the national (that is, Federal) drinking water regulations. It offers regulators easy access to information they need to implement the requirements of the SDWA. The handbook complements the Complying with the Safe Drinking Water Act video and learner’s guide series. To learn about the national primary and secondary drinking water regulations, drinking water regulatory officials should use all of the training materials in this series. To facilitate study, this handbook cross-references all the training materials in the Complying with the Safe Drinking Water Act video and learner’s guide series. Study of these training materials is not meant, however, to replace use of the regulations themselves (as promulgated in the Federal Register and codified in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 141, 142, and 143) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrative policy and guidance.
Section 1 of this handbook is a general overview of the national drinking water regulations, including the rationale for and historical background on their development. This section also briefly describes primacy and accompanying administrative responsibilities related to the national drinking water regulations.
Section 2 gives information about the various groups of contaminants regulated by the primary and secondary drinking water regu¬lations. This section describes current status of regulations; health effects and occurrence of contaminants; special conditions related to the applicability of regulations; general requirements of the regulations; and interrelationships between the areas of regulation.
Section 3 consists of summary tables which outline the specific requirements of the national primary and secondary drinking water regulations. These tables specify maximum contaminant level goals and maximum contaminant levels; monitoring schedules; approved analytical methods; best available technology, treatment technique, or other means of contaminant control; and general public notification requirements.
The handbook also contains a bibliography, a glossary, and a detailed subject index. The handbook covers rules and regulations promulgated as of December 1994.
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