Comment period on perchlorate extended

In response to requests, EPA is providing more time for public comment on its preliminary regulatory determination not to regulate perchlorate in drinking water at a national level. The agency is now asking for comments by Nov. 28.

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 7, 2008 -- In response to requests, EPA is providing more time for public comment on its preliminary regulatory determination not to regulate perchlorate in drinking water at a national level. The agency is now asking for comments by Nov. 28.

A regulatory determination is a formal decision by EPA as to whether it should initiate development of a national primary drinking water regulation for a specific contaminant under the Safe Drinking Water Act. EPA will make a final determination for perchlorate after considering information provided in the public comment period.

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0068, online at www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

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