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More Time to Comment on Preliminary Regulatory Determination on Perchlorate

Release Date: 11/10/2008
Contact Information: Enesta Jones, (202) 564-4355 /

(11/10/08) In response to requests, EPA is providing more time for public comment on its preliminary regulatory determination not to regulate perchlorate in drinking water at a national level. The agency is now asking for comments by Nov. 28.

A regulatory determination is a formal decision by EPA as to whether it should initiate development of a national primary drinking water regulation for a specific contaminant under the Safe Drinking Water Act. EPA will make a final determination for perchlorate after considering information provided in the public comment period.

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