Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996: Overview of P.L. 104-182

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The 104th Congress made extensive changes to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) with the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 (P.L. 104-182), bringing to a close a multi-year effort to amend a statute that was widely criticized as having too little flexibility, too many unfunded mandates, and an arduous but unfocused regulatory schedule. Among the many changes to the SDWA, the 1996 amendments added provisions to provide funding to communities for drinking water madates, focus regulatory efforts on contaminants posing health risks, and add some flexibility to the regulatory process

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Tiemann, Mary February 8, 1999.

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The 104th Congress made extensive changes to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) with the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 (P.L. 104-182), bringing to a close a multi-year effort to amend a statute that was widely criticized as having too little flexibility, too many unfunded mandates, and an arduous but unfocused regulatory schedule. Among the many changes to the SDWA, the 1996 amendments added provisions to provide funding to communities for drinking water madates, focus regulatory efforts on contaminants posing health risks, and add some flexibility to the regulatory process

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Tiemann, Mary. Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996: Overview of P.L. 104-182, report, February 8, 1999; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs963/: accessed July 28, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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