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BUSH PLAN TO COUNT CORPS WATER PROJECT BENEFITS DRAWS SENATE IRE

Key senators are raising concerns over Bush administration budget plans to change the method used to measure the environmental and economic benefits of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water projects, a plan backed by environmental and taxpayer groups because it could limit the number of Corps projects.

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EPA CHILDREN'S HEALTH ADVISERS TOLD PERCHLORATE LIMIT IS ADEQUATE

Researchers from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) told an EPA advisory panel on children's health that an exposure limit the agency recently adopted for the contaminant perchlorate is adequate to protect children and pregnant women.

The exposure limit could be the basis of upcoming drinking water standards and cleanup requirements for the pollutant, and the EPA advisory panel is considering whether those measures are sufficient to protect children.

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DRINKING WATER UTILITIES URGE EPA TO REVISE DISINFECTION BYPRODUCT RULE

Drinking water utilities are urging EPA to revise its proposed disinfection byproducts rule to more accurately characterize the potential human health risks associated with using chloramines as a disinfectant instead of chlorine before the agency finalizes the rule this fall.

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COURT'S CAFO RULING MAY UNDERMINE EPA STORMWATER PERMIT REQUIREMENT

The recent federal appellate ruling striking down key portions of EPA's rule on large animal feedlots could also undermine EPA stormwater requirements for industrial facilities and construction sites where the agency also places the onus on the facilities to obtain permits or prove they do not need them.

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DRAFT EPA GUIDE EASES TMDL LISTING REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPAIRED WATERS

In new draft guidance, EPA has removed a requirement states had to follow when placing waterbodies on their impaired waters lists that said voluntary programs could only be used to meet water quality standards if other enforceable mandates guaranteed compliance, agency documents show.

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PERCHLORATE DISPUTE SPARKS PLAN FOR BROADER FEDERAL TOXICS REVIEWS

Disagreement between the Department of Defense (DOD) and EPA on the risks posed by perchlorate has sparked interest from White House regulatory officials and other federal agencies in exploring ways to step up oversight of a key EPA database of chemical risk values that state and federal regulators use.

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WRCB'S PETITION DENIAL SEEN STRENGTHENING WATER AGENCY LAWSUIT

The water board's denial of a Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) petition requesting lower flows out of a delta river may bolster Stockton-area water agencies' pending suit against the bureau, according to sources tracking the lawsuit. An attorney close to the case said the denial means water agencies again are unlikely to receive water they are entitled to under contracts with BOR.

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LEGISLATION MANDATING PERCHLORATE MCL SEEN GARNERING LITTLE SUPPORT

A bill that would mandate a 6-part-per-billion (ppb) enforceable drinking water standard for the rocket fuel component perchlorate appears to have little support among affected stakeholders, who object to the measure on both procedural and substantive grounds. The measure comes as the health hazard office continues to review a report by a special panel of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) that may lead it to revise its current 6-ppb public health goal (PHG) for perchlorate.

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PCL BILL MANDATING BORON PHG SEEN AS CHALLENGE TO DESALINATION

A bill sponsored by the Planning & Conservation League (PCL) requiring the state to set a drinking water limit for the element boron is seen as an effort to possibly hinder the development of desalination projects in the state, which the environmental group sees as a potential threat to the marine environment. Desalination industry representatives say boron does not pose a threat to the public or environment and that filtering the element to levels cited by the bill's proponents likely will be extremely costly and could stunt the technology's growth in the state.

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STAKEHOLDERS PRESS WRCB, ARB TO BETTER COORDINATE UST RULES

Industry and local government representatives are calling on the air and water boards to expedite legislatively required collaboration when developing new and amended regulations for underground storage tanks (USTs), citing current conflicting and confusing rules that are frustrating manufacturers and buyers of UST technology.

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