February 1, 2006 – Volume 7, No. 5
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This week's NEWS

EPA provides minor corrections to LT2ESWTR and Stage 2 D/DBP rule. GAO report on EPA and state performance in the lead control arena: It's not an A+! School-lead issues are in the spotlight and EPA has comprehensive guidance available. Surely someone is happy about EPA's new "protective" cleanup guidance for perchlorate... but they're not talking. Pharmaceuticals in recycled wastewater used for groundwater recharge... West Coast to East Coast. How much is one part per quintillion? Ask your druggist! What do wholesale, consecutive, and combined systems have in common? Stage 2 compliance problems!


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  • Pennsylvania adopts new lab accreditation requirements
    Commentary: The stimuli for the new rules are interesting, to wit: "Recently however, several highly publicized instances of laboratory fraud or reliance on faulty data have undermined the public's confidence in the data generated by environmental laboratories. Presently, in this Commonwealth only the Drinking Water Program and the Oil and Gas Program address the issue of data quality through a laboratory accreditation program. The quality of laboratory data used to determine compliance with the remaining Department regulations is unknown. Without these regulations, verification of the accuracy of data submitted to the Department is a very costly and time-consuming task."
  • California's public notification regulations up for second comment period: MTBE changes made; the notice (PDF file, 37 K) and the proposed revised rule (PDF file, 469 K)

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Regulatory Compliance Strategies for New LT2 and DBP Rules

The EPA's new Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR) and Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR) were recently released, so it's time to get prepared with strategies that really work — and Malcolm Pirnie can help!

EPA estimates that almost 3,000 public water systems will have to update their water treatment processes to comply with the new regulations. Multiple barrier strategies provide added protection — just like an insurance policy. Examples of the barriers that will help with compliance are membranes, UV disinfection, granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration, and disinfection with chloramines. Each must be carefully considered and tailored to meet the needs of your utility.

To learn more about the new regulations and find out which treatment strategies are right for you, please contact Zaid Chowdhury, zchowdhury@pirnie.com, 602-797-4619, or visit www.mcguireinc.com/LT2/index.html.

 

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