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  [Federal Register: October 6, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 193)]
  [Page 52193-52219]
  >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
  Announcement of the Draft Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List
  AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  ACTION: Notice.
  SUMMARY: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as amended in 1996,
  requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish a list of
  contaminants which, at the time of publication, are not subject to any
  proposed or promulgated national primary drinking water regulation
  (NPDWR), that are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems
  and which may require regulations under the SDWA [section 1412(b)(1)].
  The SDWA, as amended, specifies EPA must publish the first list of
  contaminants (Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List, or CCL) not
  later than 18 months after the date of enactment, i.e., by February
  1998, and every five years thereafter. The SDWA, as amended, also
  specifies that the CCL must be published after consultation with the
  scientific community, and after notice and opportunity for public
  comment. Today's notice announces the draft CCL, provides background on
  how it was developed, and seeks comment on various aspects of
  developing the final CCL. The CCL will be the source of priority
  contaminants for drinking water research, monitoring, guidance
  development, and for selection of candidates for drinking water
  regulation. The draft CCL includes 58 chemical and 13 microbiological
  DATES: Submit comments on or before December 5, 1997.
  >ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Comment Clerk, docket number W-
  >97-11, Water Docket (MC4101), USEPA, 401 M. St., SW, Washington, DC
  >20460. Please submit an original and three copies of your comments and
  >enclosures (including references). Comments must be received or
  >postmarked by midnight December 5, 1997.
  >    Commenters who want EPA to acknowledge receipt of their comments
  >should enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. No facsimiles
  >(faxes) will be accepted. Comments may also be submitted electronically
  >to ow-docket@epamail.epa.gov. Electronic comments must be submitted as
  >an ASCII file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of
  >encryption. Electronic comments must be identified by the docket number
  >W-97-11. Comments and data will also be accepted on disks in
  >WordPerfect in 5.1 format or ASCII file format. Electronic comments on
  >this notice may be filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries.
  >    The full record for this notice has been established under docket
  >number W-97-11, and includes supporting documentation as well as
  >printed, paper versions of electronic comments. The full record is
  >available for inspection from 9 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday,
  >excluding legal holidays at the Water Docket, Room M2616, Headquarters,
  >USEPA, 401 M. Street, SW, Washington, DC. For access to docket
  >materials, please call 202/260-3027 to schedule an appointment.
  >Additionally, a few critical pieces of the record have been made
  >available at each Regional Office.
  >FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information, please
  >contact the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline. The toll-free number is
  >800-426-4791. For specific information on the CCL and the contaminant
  >identification process, please contact Ms. Evelyn Washington, at the
  >U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and
  >Drinking Water, Mailcode 4607, Washington, DC 20460, phone: 202-260-
  >3029, fax: 202-260-3762, email: washington.evelyn@epamail.epa.gov.
  >EPA Regional Offices
  >I. JFK Federal Bldg., Room 2203, Boston, MA 02203. Phone: 617-565-
  >3602, Jerry Healey
  >II. 290 Broadway, Room 2432, New York, NY 10007-1866. Phone: 212-
  >637-3880, Walter Andrews
  >III. 841 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Phone: 215-566-
  >5775, Jeff Hass
  >IV. 345 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta GA 30365. Phone: 404-562-9480,
  >Janine Morris
  >V. 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3507. Phone: 312-886-
  >4239, Kim Harris
  >VI. 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202. Phone: 214-665-7150, Larry
  >VII. 726 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101. Phone: 913-551-7410,
  >Stan Calow
  >VIII. One Denver Place, 999 18th Street, suite 500, Denver, CO
  >80202. Phone: 303-312-6627, Rod Glebe
  >IX. 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Phone: 415-744-
  >1884, Bruce Macler
  >X. 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Phone: 206-553-1893, Larry
  >Table of Contents
  >I. Background
  >II. Draft Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List
  >    Table 1. Draft Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List
  >III. Identification of Contaminants for the Draft Drinking Water
  >Contaminant Candidate List
  >    A. Role of NDWAC Working Group
  >    B. Microbiological Contaminants Identified for the Draft CCL
  >    Table 2. Initial List of Microorganisms Developed by EPA for
  >Consideration by the Workshop on Microbiology and Public Health
  >    1. Protozoa
  >    2. Viruses
  >    3. Bacteria
  >    4. Microbiological Indicators
  >    5. Future Activities Planned for Microbiological Contaminants
  >and the CCL
  >6. Possible Impacts From Other Regulatory Activity
  >    C. Chemical Contaminants Identified for the Draft CCL
  >    1. The Initial List of Chemical Contaminants Considered
  >    Table 3. Initial List of Chemical Contaminants Considered during
  >Development of the Draft CCL
  >    a. 1991 Drinking Water Priority List
  >    b. Health Advisories
  >    c. Integrated Risk Information System
  >    d. Non-Target Analytes in Public Water Supply Samples
  >    e. CERCLA Priority List
  >    f. Stakeholder Responses
  >    g. Toxic Release Inventory
  >    h. Pesticides Identified by Office of Pesticide Programs
  >    Table 4. Pesticides Deferred
  >    i. Safe Drinking Water Hotline
  >    Table 5. Contaminants Identified by the Safe Drinking Water
  >    j. Endocrine Disruptors
  >    Table 6. Contaminants Identified as Suspected of Endocrine
  >    2. Development and Application of the Criteria
  >    a. Criteria for Occurrence
  >    b. Criteria for Health
  >    3. Additional Specific Contaminants Included
  >    a. Aldicarb, Aldicarb sulfoxide, and Aldicarb sulfone
  >    b. Nickel
  >    c. Sulfate
  >IV. Contaminants on the CCL Which Are of Specific Interest
  >    A. Aluminum
  >    B. MTBE
  >    C. Organotins
  >    D. Rhodamine WT
  >    E. Sodium
  >    F. Zinc
  >    G. 2,6-di-tert-butyl-p-benzoquinone (DTBB)
  >    H. Contaminants to be Considered as Groups
  >    I. Contaminants for Which Unregulated Contaminant Data are or
  >Will Be Available
  >    Table 7. Contaminants with Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring
  >V. Request for Comment
  >    A. Data and Research Needs
  >    Table 8. Data Needs for Chemical Contaminants Included on the
  >Draft CCL
  >    B. Perchlorate
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  >VI. Development of the final Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate
  >List, the Contaminant Identification Method, and the Contaminant
  >Selection Process
  >VII. Summary of Other Related Activity Required by the SDWA
  >    A. Contaminant Selection and Regulatory Determination
  >    B. The National Contaminant Occurrence Database
  >    C. Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation
  >VIII. Summary of Concurrent Regulatory Activity Required by the SDWA
  >    A. Radon
  >    B. Other Radionuclides
  >    C. Arsenic
  >    D. Sulfate
  >    E. Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts
  >IX. Other Requirements
  >X. References