[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 48 (Tuesday, March 12, 2002)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 11071-11072]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-6017]



40 CFR Part 141


Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation for Public Water 
Systems; Establishment of Reporting Date

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish August 9, 2002, as a new, 
later date by which large public water systems serving more than 10,000 
persons must report all contaminant monitoring laboratory results they 
receive before May 13, 2002, for the unregulated contaminant monitoring 
Regulation (UCMR) monitoring program. Monitoring results received on or 
after May 13, 2002, would have to be reported within 30 days following 
the month in which laboratory results are received, as specified in the 
current regulation for this program.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing by April 11, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Please send an original and three copies of your comments 
and enclosures (including references) to docket number W-00-01-IV, 
Comment Clerk, Water Docket (MC4101), USEPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW 
Washington, DC 20460. Due to the uncertainty of mail delivery in the 
Washington DC area, in order to ensure that your comments are received, 
please also send a separate copy of your comments to Greg Carroll, 
USEPA, 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, MC-140, Cincinnati, Ohio 
45268. Hand deliveries should be delivered to EPA's Water Docket at 401 
M. St., Room EB57, Washington, DC. Commenters who want EPA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments should enclose a self-addressed, 
stamped envelope. No facsimiles (faxes) will be accepted. Comments may 
also be submitted electronically to 
[email protected]. Electronic comments must be submitted as a 
Word Perfect (WP), WP5.1, WP6.1 or WP8 file or as an ASCII file 
avoiding the use of special characters and forms of encryption. 
Electronic comments must be identified by the docket number W-00-01-IV. 
Comments and data will also be accepted on disks in WP 5.1, 6.1, 8 or 
ASCII file format. Electronic comments on this proposed rule may be 
filed online at many Federal Depository Libraries.
    The record for this proposed rulemaking has been established under

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docket number W-00-01-IV and includes supporting documentation as well 
as printed, paper versions of electronic comments. The record is 
available for inspection from 9 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays at the Water Docket, EB 57, USEPA 
Headquarters, 401 M. St., SW, Washington, DC. For access to docket 
materials, please call 202/260-3027 to schedule an appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Bryan (202) 564-3942, Drinking 
Water Protection Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water 
(MC-4606-M), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information about UCMR may 
be obtained from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791. 
The Hotline operates Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, 
from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET.

    EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the UCMR for Public Water 
Systems. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of today's Federal 
Register, EPA is approving a revision to the Unregulated Contaminant 
Monitoring Regulation for Public Water Systems as a direct final rule 
without prior proposal because EPA views this as noncontroversial 
revision and anticipates no adverse comment. EPA has explained our 
reasons for this approval in the preamble to the direct final rule. If 
EPA receives no adverse comment, it will not take further action on 
this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comment, the Agency will 
withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. EPA would 
then address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on 
this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on 
this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this 
time. For further information, please see the information provided in 
the direct final rule titled ``Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring 
Regulation for Public Water Systems; Establishment of Reporting Date'' 
that is located in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this 
Federal Register publication. For the various statutes and executive 
orders that require findings for rulemaking, EPA incorporates the 
findings from the direct final rule into this companion proposal for 
the purpose of providing public notice and opportunity for comment.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 141

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Indian lands, 
Intergovernmental relations, Radiation protection, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Water supply.

    Dated: March 7, 2002.
Christine Todd Whitman,
[FR Doc. 02-6017 Filed 3-11-02; 8:45 am]