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EPA/WATER RIN: 2040-AF28 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Regulation of Perchlorate 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a national regulation for perchlorate in drinking water. The Safe Drinking Water Act describes EPA's requirements for regulating contaminants. In accordance with these requirements, EPA will consider the Science Advisory Board's guidance on how to best interpret perchlorate health information to derive a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for perchlorate. The Agency is also evaluating the feasibility and affordability of treatment technologies to remove perchlorate from drinking water and will examine the costs and benefits of a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) and alternative MCLs. EPA is also seeking input through informal and formal processes from the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, the Department of Health and Human Services, State and tribal drinking water programs, the regulated community (public water systems), public health organizations, academia, environmental and public interest groups, and other interested stakeholders on a number of issues relating to the regulation.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141    40 CFR 142   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300f et seq Safe Drinking Water Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  SDWA requires Final Action within 18 months of NPRM; may be extended up to nine months.  08/11/2014 
NPRM  Statutory  SDWA requires NPRM not later than 24 months after determination to regulate.  02/11/2013 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2017 
Final Rule  09/00/2018 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0297
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Daniel Olson
Environmental Protection Agency
4607M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-5239

Lisa Christ
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-8354