Joint EPA/State ECOS Agreement to Pursue Regulatory Innovation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Alternative Treatment Technique for National Primary Drinking Water Lead and Copper Regulations for Certain Non-Transient, Non-Community Water Systems

EPA Region 5 is proposing to issue a variance under section 1415(a)(3) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for certain Non-Transient, Non-Community Water Systems (NTNCWSs) in the State of Michigan.

The final SDWA variance would be used to implement a project entitled "Use of Flushing to Meet the Federal Lead/Copper Regulation for Nontransient Noncommunity Public Water Supply Systems." This project is being proposed under the Joint EPA/State Agreement to Pursue Regulatory Innovation between the EPA and the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS).

All written comments on the SDWA draft variance should be sent to: Miguel Del Toral, USEPA Region 5, Ground Water and Drinking Water Branch, Mailcode WG-15J, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, 60604. Comments also may be faxed to Del Toral at (312) 886-6171 or sent via e-mail to Comments must be received on or before September 5, 2002.

To obtain a copy of the SDWA draft variance and other project documents, contact: Miguel Del Toral at the address above. The SDWA draft variance and other project documents also are available on the Internet at Questions regarding the SDWA draft variance can be directed to Del Toral at (312) 886-5253.

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