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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 290, Nov/Dec 1994
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s new “Information Collection Rule” is likely to mean at least two-million-dollars in monitoring, laboratory and reporting costs and pilot programs for North Carolina’s large water utilities over the next few years. The new rule convened in 1992 to address limits on disinfection by-products, which are suspected in drinking water, and create new requirements for removing microbial contaminants from poor-quality surface waters.
In October, the North Carolina Pesticide Board reviewed an evaluation of the state’s pesticide regulation program conducted by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research and watched a videotape on aerial application of pesticides, a primary target of the policy center’s criticism. The study concludes that the state needs to curb violations by crop dusters and exterminators, assess harsher fines on repeat violators, and achieve more balance on the boards that oversee pesticide use.
The North Carolina Division of Environmental Health has submitted to the Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources an expanded budget request of more than two-million-dollars to provide for improved enforcement of the state’s safe drinking water program. The request was spurred by United States Environmental Protection Agency concerns about the level of resources devoted to enforcing Safe Drinking Water Act regulations.