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EPA's Office of Water has asked the SAB Drinking Water Committee to provide a consultation on a proposed Aircraft Drinking Water Rule. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, any interstate carrier conveyance (ICC) that regularly serves drinking water to an average of at least 25 individuals daily, at least 60 days per year, is subject to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR). The U.S. EPA is responsible for developing and implementing the NPDWRs for all public water systems, including public water systems on ICCs. The existing NPDWRs were designed for traditional, stationary public water systems, not mobile aircraft water systems that are operationally very different. EPA is proposing an Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) that addresses onboard water systems for aircraft within U.S. jurisdiction. In addition, EPA is also supporting an international effort led by the World Health Organization to develop international guidelines for aircraft drinking water.

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Federal Register Notices Announcing Public Meetings

TitleTypeCitationPublication Date
Notification of Public Teleconference of the SAB Drinking Water CommitteePublic MeetingVol 73 Number 127 Pages 37454-3745507/01/2008
Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Drinking Water CommitteePublic MeetingVol 73 Number 118 Pages 34740-3474106/18/2008
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Drinking Water CommitteePublic MeetingVol 72 Number 210 Pages 61635-6163610/31/2007

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Public Meetings and/or Teleconferences

Meeting DateTitle
07/25/2008 to 07/25/2008SAB Drinking Water Committee Discussion of Proposed Aircraft Drinking Water Rule
07/24/2008 to 07/24/2008SAB Drinking Water Committee Discussion of Proposed Aircraft Drinking Water Rule
11/13/2007 to 11/13/2007SAB Drinking Water Committee Briefings on Upcoming FY08 Projects

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Final Report(s)

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