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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 269, May/June 1991
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In a project sponsored by the North Carolina Urban Water Consortium, university investigators have concluded that the urban water utilities they studied may need to improve removal of disinfection by-products from drinking water to meet requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986. They also conclude that requirements for removal of synthetic organic chemicals and volatile organic chemicals will probably not have a major impact on the utilities.
At its May 9 meeting, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission approved holding public hearings on the proposed classifications of water supply watersheds across the state. The classification determines the kinds of protective measures that must be put into place by local governments with jurisdiction in the watershed. The public hearing process gives citizens an opportunity to comment on the proposed classification.
William L. Kovacs, an attorney who helped develop the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, was the keynote speaker at the North Carolina Recycling Association’s 1991 Conference and Exhibition in Winston-Salem, March 12-13. Kovacs discussed solid waste issues, the lack of federal support for recycling, and North Carolina’s Solid Waste Management Act of 1989.