August 30, 2006 – Volume 7, No. 34
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This week's NEWS

What is already two in one state, on the way to being six in another, and maybe it will be something, sometime elsewhere in the nation? Could it be an MCL for perchlorate? Lead gets back in the news in D.C. as EPA-WASA disagree. Proposed California legislation would lower allowable lead limits in fittings and fixtures. Let's unshackle our EPA friends and free them from their chains of oppressive low-tech public notice procedures! Nevada's small systems line up to get their arsenic compliance time extensions.


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Federal Update

  • USEPA's Region 3 announces first-ever operator award (USEPA news release, August 24); City of Staunton, VA, is very proud of their man!
    Commentary: Chris DeWald is obviously a class act and deserving of the award, having been selected from thousands of candidates in the Mid-Atlantic states. His story is unique but the same high quality of service and technical competence is repeated thousands of times over across the country in the O&M personnel of the nation's utilities. It is nice to shine the spotlight on the positive example which is the norm rather than the occasional headline-grabbing bad actor.
  • USEPA proposes to provide required public notice of SDWA and CWA penalties via the internet (Federal Register, August 29)
    Commentary: Some law clerk got carried away with elegant legalese, making it sound like someone was actively keeping the feds from entering the 21st century:"In proper circumstances, this broad constitutional principle [i.e., that the selected method of service must be reasonably calculated to provide notice and an opportunity to respond] unshackles the federal courts from anachronistic methods of service and permits them entry into the technological renaissance.'' Rio Properties, Inc. v. Rio International Interlink. 284 F.3d 1007, 1017 (9th Cir. 2002)"

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