EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Perchlorate - Approaches for Deriving Maximum Contaminant Level Goals for Drinking Water

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Thomas Carpenter
202-564-4885
carpenter.thomas@epa.gov
Responsible Committee/Panel:Perchlorate Advisory Panel
A list of members can be found in the final report included in the Advisory Activity linked to this panel or committee.

BACKGROUND

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In 2011, EPA announced its decision (76 FR 7762- 7767) to regulate perchlorate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) no later than February 2013. SDWA requires EPA to request comments from the SAB prior to proposal of a maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) and national primary drinking water regulation. EPA has therefore requested an SAB review of the scientific and technical bases for the approaches being considered in a draft white paper entitled “Life Stage Considerations and Interpretation of Recent Epidemiological Evidence to Develop a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for Perchlorate.”


Agency Charge . (PDF, 6 pp., 80,548 bytes)

Agency Review Document(s):

PDF for Life Stage Considerations and Interpretation of Recent Epidemiological Evidence to Develop a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for Perchlorate. (PDF, 48 pp., 423,152 bytes)