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  1. Benefits and costs of the IESWTR.

    Article - En anglais

    Like the Stage 1 Disinfectants/Disinfection By-products Rule, the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) grew out of the negotiated rulemaking the US Environmental Protection Agency convened in 1992-93 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

    The rulemaking sought to develop a consensus approach to simultaneously addressing potential health risks posed by disinfection by-products (DBPs) and waterborne pathogens.

    Even though the process was complicated by (1) the possibility of making inadvertent risk-risk tradeoffs between protection from DBPs and protection from pathogens and (2) uncertainties affecting the assessment of both risks, the regulatory-negotiations committee was able to devise a well-balanced, staged approach to regulation.

    A second FACA committee finalized the approach in 1996-97.

    This article summarizes the microbial side of the benefit-cost analysis and the explicit uncertainty analysis that was used to inform the stakeholders and the negotiators.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Législation, Traitement eau potable, Désinfection, Pathogène

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Legislation, Drinking water treatment, Disinfection, Pathogenic

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0240725

    Code Inist : 001D16A02. Création : 16/11/1999.