Implementation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act in Oregon: a study of problems and issues Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_projects/0c483k01k

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • In 1976 the Oregon legislature defeated a bill to assume primary enforcement responsibility (primacy) of Oregon drinking water supply systems under the purview of the Safe Drinking Water Act (PL 93- 523), and subsequently reduced state drinking water supervision program funding by 90%. Since that time Oregon drinking water systems have been supervised directly by the EPA. Between 1976-1979, the combined state and federal supervision program budgets were roughly half of the Oregon supervision program budget in 1976. State enforcement of state drinking water regulations has virtually ceased. The EPA only engages in four aspects of drinking water provision: monitoring, reporting, drinking water quality standards, and public notification. A sample of water suppliers in Oregon indicates minimal changes by the vast majority of suppliers; a preference for state regulation, but cordial relations with the EPA; and confusion among the suppliers that is positively related to infrequent contact with the regulatory agencies. It is concluded that implementation of the act in Oregon has not met the Congressional intent of maximizing the protection of public health through a joint federal-state regulation effort.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Academic Affiliation
Rights Statement
Publisher
Peer Reviewed
Language
Digitization Specifications
  • File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6770A in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR.
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Kaylee Patterson (kdpscanner@gmail.com) on 2012-07-18T18:03:52ZNo. of bitstreams: 1PeckDenise.pdf: 16735239 bytes, checksum: 8fbcf2aa8c2ba5d65dde67881b6756e6 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2012-07-19T21:16:40Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1PeckDenise.pdf: 16735239 bytes, checksum: 8fbcf2aa8c2ba5d65dde67881b6756e6 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2012-07-19T21:16:40Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1PeckDenise.pdf: 16735239 bytes, checksum: 8fbcf2aa8c2ba5d65dde67881b6756e6 (MD5) Previous issue date: 1979-12

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Last modified

Downloadable Content

Download PDF

Items