| March 3, 2004 -- Vol. 5, No. 9
Former EPA Water chief
blasts EPA over DC lead
accuse EPA of muzzling Region
staff and following
find" perchlorate on DOD facilities. If it
says so in the news, it
must be true! EPA issues
lengthy errata sheet on
multiple regulations. If
at first you can't PQL,
then try, try again. Is
that your friendly epidemiologist
spamming you? Chilean
fertilizer given credit for
some perchlorate contamination
of Southern California
groundwaters. So that's
why Julia and Nicole
were getting all the looks?
is proposing "minor" changes
to the LT1ESWTR and... a
bunch of other rules!
(Federal Register, March 2)
EPA is to be commended for 'fessin'
up to their typos, omissions
grammatical mistakes. And the
changes with some significance
are good, common-sense, logical
and helpful... wait a
minute! Is this our EPA we're
talking about here?
Yes! Jan. 1, 2005 is the
new compliance date for the 0.3
NTU level, the Uranium detection
level is now 1 ppb (which will
reduce the number of compliance
samples and frequency of
repeat monitoring), and,
importantly, states will now
have some flexibility to allow
more representative data to be
used for optional TTHM and
HAA5 monitoring. This is
wants a few good (wo)men to
serve on a new Water Security Working Group
(Federal Register, February 27)
Comments sought on draft report
by expert panel (Federal Register,
USEPA's new publication
on Watershed Aerobics? "Getting in Step: A
Guide for Conducting Watershed
(PDF file, 136 pages)
Lead in Washington, DC
clear" interim guidance on
analytical and reporting acronyms
(PDF file, 27 pages)
WARNING!!! Engineers and
operators are advised NOT to
look at any of these 27
qualified and registered lab
mavens will be able to grasp the
of this well-crafted missal on
(quantitation?) and reporting.
Case-in-point, p. 6: "A
measured level becomes
believable when it is larger
than the uncertainty associated
with it. A point at which this
occurs is the MDL." OK,
now we all understand what these
things mean in Ohio. What about
the other 49 states?
Big Sky Clearwater Spring
2004 newsletter (PDF file,
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