EPA Updates Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides

EPA Updates Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides
EPA has updated its list of human health benchmarks for pesticides. EPA develops the benchmarks for use by states and water systems in determining whether the detection of a pesticide in drinking water or source waters for drinking water may indicate a potential health risk. This year, EPA added 11 new benchmarks to the list, revised 10 of the benchmarks published in 2012 to reflect new scientific information and added cancer effects benchmarks for 40 of the pesticides. Top of Form
 

Senate Interior-EPA Spending Bill Provides More Funding Than House Version

Reposted from NGWA Newsletter:
 
Senate Interior-EPA Spending Bill Provides More Funding Than House Version
 
A key U.S. Senate Appropriations subpanel released on August 1 its legislation that would fund the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, and the Forest Service for fiscal 2014 at levels much higher than its House of Representatives counterpart and with far fewer policy restrictions.
 

New USGS Circular - Factors Affecting Public-Supply-Well Vulnerability to Contamination

New USGS findings on factors affecting public-supply-well vulnerability to contamination
The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water–Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program has released new information from a 10 year study of factors affecting public-supply-well vulnerability to contamination.

Webinar on Onsite Systems

 Next Thursday, there will be an MOU webinar titled ““Assisting Families and Protecting Public Health - How Arkansas is utilizing HUD grants for onsite systems repair and EPA’s SepticSmart to Educate.” 
 The webinar will be held on August 8, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
 Registration: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/956329898
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EPA Releases Model Program to Assist State Septic Programs in Managing Water Quality Impacts in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

 EPA Releases Model Program to Assist State Septic Programs in Managing Water Quality Impacts in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Underground Intelligence: Mapping Canada's Groundwater

Underground Intelligence: Mapping Canada's Groundwater

 
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Arizona Posts Results of Initial Groundwater Governance Survey

 Arizona Posts Results of Initial Groundwater Governance Survey
Below are two links for reviewing the state-level groundwater governance initial survey.  Results have been posted to:

NEW Delaware SWAPP Site

 
NEW Delaware SWAPP Site
Delaware has recently completed the redesign and re-location of our source water web site.  The new address is http://delawaresourcewater.org/ but the old address  will re-direct  for  some time yet.  Please  circulate this  as  needed  and also  if there are any critical locations where you house these  source water links, would you  please  substitute this new one.

“Using Social Indicators in Watershed Management Projects”

Register for May 1st Webcast on “Using Social Indicators in Watershed Management Projects”

NonPoint Source Guidelines

 SUBJECT: Final Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories
  FROM:       Denise Keehner, Director
                    Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds
 TO:             State and Territorial Water Division Directors and § 319 Program Directors
 

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