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WRCB DRAFTS PERCHLORATE ORDER OVERTURNING REGIONAL MANDATE

After lengthy deliberation featuring both highly technical and emotional testimony, the state water board this week decided to craft a narrow order relieving a flare manufacturer from having to provide bottled water to residents of a south Bay Area community affected by perchlorate contamination at levels just below the state's public health goal (PHG).

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STAKEHOLDERS TARGET HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO INFLUENCE PERCHLORATE MCL

With the health hazard office's reaffirmation of its 6-parts-per-billion (ppb) perchlorate health goal last week, the Department of Health Services (DHS) will likely face intense pressure from environmentalists to maintain a draft 6-ppb enforceable limit for the chemical it briefly disclosed late last year, sources said this week.

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INDUSTRY RIPS WATER BOARD SURPRISE STAY OF PALCO LOGGING PLANS

Environmentalists are applauding a surprise water board decision this week to halt several Pacific Lumber Co. (PALCO) timber harvest plans, saying the logging would have damaged the environment and caused flooding. But timber industry sources said they fear the decision could result in layoffs or financial hardships for the embattled logging company.

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HIGH COURT REJECTS BUILDING INDUSTRY'S STORMWATER PERMIT COMPLAINT

The state's high court has declined to hear a building industry challenge to a landmark San Diego water quality permit, ending years of state litigation and handing water board officials and environmentalists a second major legal victory in less than a week over stormwater pollution rules.

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Sen. Inhofe Drafts Bill To Exclude Pesticide Use From Water Permits

Senate environment committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) is drafting legislation that would excuse pesticide spraying and other applications from Clean Water Act (CWA) discharge permitting requirements, congressional and other observers say.

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California Plan For Water Conservation Draws From Stalled EPA Effort

California water officials are considering a program to encourage the development and purchase of water efficient products that is based on an apparently stalled EPA effort that is modeled after the agency's highly touted EnergyStar program.

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Inhofe Seeks 'Unusual' House Support For GAO Study On Ocean Treaty

In what House sources are calling an unusual move, Senate environment committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) will ask a key House lawmaker to back senators' request for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study questioning the environmental provisions of an international sea law treaty.

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EPA Opposes Industry Request For Court Rehearing Of Water Discharge Case

EPA is defending its method for determining the toxicity of water discharges, and a federal court's calculations used in upholding the tests, in a legal brief opposing industry efforts to have the court rehear arguments concerning the method's reliability.

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EPA Guidance To Back Strict Discharge Limits In General Water Permits

EPA is preparing to issue guidance recommending more stringent water quality controls in general permits to ensure dischargers do not violate standards for polluted water bodies, according to agency sources and documents.

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INTERAGENCY PANEL FINDS RISK FROM RADIOACTIVE SEWAGE SLUDGE 'VERY LOW'

An interagency panel led by EPA and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has found that radiation exposure to workers or the general public at most wastewater treatment plants "is very low and consequently, is not likely to be a concern."

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