This article examines the extent to which the federal drinking water program is meeting its public health protection goals and reviews the costs regulations imposed on society at a time when the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is under review for reauthorization by Congress.
Under the 1986 amendments, USEPA has promulgated seven significant rule-making packages covering more than 70 contaminants.
The regulatory record reveals a high degree of variability in costs and risk reductions associated with these rules.
Mots-clés Pascal : Eau potable, Norme qualité eau, Réglementation, Amélioration procédé, Analyse coût, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drinking water, Water quality standard, Regulation, Process improvement, Cost analysis, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0598316
Code Inist : 001D16A02. Création : 09/06/1995.