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Notice for Interested Labs (USA)

FRED WILLIAMS 513-569-7388 WILLIAMS.FRED at epamail.epa.gov
Wed Aug 31 10:15:49 EST 1994

          Notice for Interested Laboratories Located in the USA:
          The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing with the
          Information Collection Rule (ICR) to require public water systems
          which serve 10,000 people or greater to generate and provide the
          Agency with specific monitoring data and other information
          characterizing their systems.  Depending on the population
          served, systems which use surface water, or ground water under
          the direct influence of surface water, would be required to
          monitor their source water at the intake of each plant for two
          disease-causing protozoa, Giardia and Cryptosporidium, total
          coliforms and fecal coliforms or Escherichia coli.  Systems which
          serve more than 100,000 people would be required to monitor their
          source water at the intake of each plant for the microorganisms
          indicated above, plus total culturable viruses.  When pathogen
          levels equal or exceed one virus or protozoan/liter in the source
          water, systems would also be required to monitor their finished
          waters for these microorganisms.
          Laboratories wishing to take part in the monitoring for protozoa
          and (or) viruses would have to be approved by the U.S.
          Environmental Protection Agency.  Laboratory application forms
          and information describing the minimum requirements are available
          on the EPA Microbiology Gopher.
          The EPA Microbiology Gopher is accessed via the internet gopher
          system.  The EPA Microbiology Gopher is located under:
          --> North American Gophers
          --> USA
          --> Ohio
          For ICR information and application forms, select menu item
          --> ICR-Laboratory Approval. (Note: Direct telnet access to the
          EPA Microbiology Gopher is not currently available.) 
          ICR Information and application forms may also be obtained
          via regular mail from the address below.
          ICR Laboratory Coordinator
          U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
          Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
          Technical Support Division
          26 West Martin Luther King Drive
          Cincinnati, Ohio 45268

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