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Vol. 2, No.  10 --  March 7, 2001


This week's NEWS

Some will sue USEPA over arsenic rule, but AWWA will not.  When is 10 parts per billion equal to 14 parts per billion?  New news on arsenic and health issues.  EPA is interested in the progress of states' implementation of operator certification requirements and California provides some answers.  Requirements for water systems on chromium sampling (total or hex) are updated along with the latest sampling results.



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  • CDHS advises utilities on distribution system classifications and provides "grandparenting" criteria and process
    Commentary:  California is implementing its new operator certification regulations which were recently adopted as an emergency rule.  The new distribution operator certification rules provide that water systems, not individuals, can seek interim or "grandparented" certification of existing distribution operators.  The first letter is a "typical" letter designating the classification of each distribution system that DHS' district offices are in the process of sending to each public water system in the state.  The second letter provides utilities with information on how to apply for interim certificates for existing distribution operators.  (Both are in Adobe Acrobat format.)
  • USEPA wants information from states on their efforts to meet the federal operator certification guidelines




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