Views on the Latest Regulations

  1. EPA Fails 6 Subjects

    Like so many schoolchildren sweating out final grades, the U.S. EPA gets its own report card each year, served by the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG). Unfortunately, it’s full of bad marks.

  2. The Current State Of Perchlorate

    Perchlorate is a chemical most commonly used in rocket fuel, flares, and fireworks, but potential federal regulation of its presence in drinking water may bring utilities down to earth.

  3. What The EPA Health Advisory On Algal Toxins Means For You

    On May 6, the U.S. EPA issued a health advisory regarding elevated levels of algal toxins in drinking water. Following a cyanotoxin crisis that resulted in a water ban in Toledo last August, the agency recommended specific drinking water values for microsytin and cylindrospermopsin in advance of the summer bloom season.

  4. The Near Future Of Strontium Regulation

    In an effort to further protect the quality of drinking water, the EPA plans to elevate strontium from its third contaminant candidate list (CCL3) and mandate its treatment.

  5. New Rules: A Review Of Regulatory Reform Proposals

    What does a Republican-led Congress mean for the future of environmental regulations? A legislative insider provides the scoop.

  6. What’s Going On At The EPA?

    Three U.S. EPA officials share their perspective on the hottest topics in water and wastewater and the current state of rulemaking.

  7. Everything You Need To Know About Microbial Risk Assessment

    The answer to the question “How bad could it be?” is within your grasp, compliments of the U.S. EPA.

  8. 21 Questions For The EPA

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the U.S. EPA organized a Twitter chat (#safetodrink) as an open forum for questions and answers on SDWA issues, or whatever else popped up. Here's how it unfolded.

  9. Drinking Water Protection — Are We Doing It Right?

    “We have analytical instruments that can see things in astronomically small numbers, but are we looking for the right things?”

  10. How To Get State Regulators To Champion New Water Tech

    What can be done to combat the risk-adverse nature of both the regulators and the technology purveyors?