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Tiemann, Mary

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Works: 45 works in 204 publications in 1 language and 2,397 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Mary Tiemann
MTBE in gasoline : clean air and drinking water issues by James E McCarthy( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides background information concerning methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), an additive used to produce cleaner burning gasoline, and legislation that might affect its use. Controversy has surrounded the use of MTBE, most recently because of concern over contamination of drinking water supplies by leaking gasoline storage tanks, pipelines, and marine engines. Report summarizes information concerning the environmental impacts of the additive's use and potential regulatory and legislative options
Safe drinking water act : state revolving fund program by Mary Tiemann( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safe drinking water act : implementation and issues by Mary Tiemann( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safeguarding the nation's drinking water : EPA and congressional actions by Mary Tiemann( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The events of September 11, 2001, focused heightened attention on the security status of the nation's drinking water supplies and the vulnerability of this critical infrastructure sector to attack. Congress since has enacted security requirements for public water systems and has provided funding for vulnerability assessments, emergency planning, and drinking water research. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the lead federal agency for the water sector, has worked with water utilities, state and local governments, and federal agencies to improve the drinking water security. The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-188) amended the Safe Drinking Water Act to require some 8,400 community water systems to assess vulnerabilities and prepare emergency response plans. It authorized funding for these activities and for emergency grants to states and utilities, and it directed EPA to review methods to prevent, detect, and respond to threats to water safety and infrastructure security. The act did not require water systems to make security upgrades to address potential vulnerabilities. Since FY2002, Congress has appropriated funds annually for EPA to work with states and the water sector to improve the security of drinking water supplies. In the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296), Congress created a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and gave the DHS responsibility for assessing and protecting the nation's critical infrastructures. However, the act did not transfer EPA's water security functions, and the 2003 Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-7) affirmed EPA's lead role in protecting the water infrastructure. Under this directive, EPA has responsibility for developing and providing tools and training on improving security to roughly 53,000 community water systems and 16,000 municipal wastewater treatment facilities. In the 109th Congress, several bills, including a reported bill, S. 2145, proposed to expand water security requirements for certain high-risk water systems. The Department of Homeland Security FY2007 appropriations act (P.L. 109-295) authorized the DHS to regulate for three years high-risk chemical facilities, but the law excluded from coverage drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities. Although EPA, states, localities, and water utilities have taken steps to address security concerns, the security of the nation's water supplies continues to attract congressional attention. Issues receiving attention have included the status of efforts by the water sector to improve security, whether to increase federal requirements, funding needs for water systems to make security improvements, the relative roles and responsibilities of EPA and DHS regarding the water sector, and the status of research and development of technologies to help water systems detect and address potential biological and chemical contaminants. This report reviews governmental and water utility efforts to improve drinking water security
North American free trade agreement : environmental issues by Mary Tiemann( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arsenic in drinking water : recent regulatory developments and issues by Mary Tiemann( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report reviews EPA's efforts to develop a new arsenic rule and summarizes key provisions and subsequent events
Perchlorate contamination of drinking water : regulatory issues and legislative actions by Mary Tiemann( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perchlorate is the explosive component of solid rocket fuel, fireworks, road flares, and other products. Used mainly by the Department of Defense (DoD) and related industries, perchlorate also occurs naturally and is present in organic nitrate fertilizer from Chile. This very soluble, persistent compound has been disposed of in the ground for decades and has been detected in sources of drinking water for more than 11 million people. It also has been found in milk, fruits, grains, and vegetables. Thus, concern has increased about the potential health risks from perchlorate exposure. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) effort to make a determination whether to regulate perchlorate in drinking water has been slowed by uncertainties regarding the health effects of exposure at low levels and by the need for further research on occurrence and treatment technologies. Related issues include environmental cleanup and water treatment costs, which will be driven by federal and state standards. Because of scientific uncertainties and interagency disagreement regarding the risks of perchlorate exposure, several federal agencies asked the National Research Council (NRC) to assess perchlorate's health effects and the EPA's draft risk assessment. The NRC issued its report in January 2005, and the EPA has adopted the NRC's recommended reference dose (i.e., the expected safe dose) for perchlorate exposure. The reference dose provides a basis for developing a standard; however, the EPA has not decided to regulate perchlorate, and new studies raise more questions about what level of exposure might be safe. This report reviews perchlorate water contamination issues and related actions
NAFTA : related environmental issues and initiatives by Mary Tiemann( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safe drinking water act : implementing the 1986 amendments by Mary Tiemann( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

INF treaty : environmental issues by Mary Tiemann( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaking underground storage tanks : prevention and cleanup by Mary Tiemann( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lead in drinking water : Washington, D.C. issues and broader regulatory implications by Mary Tiemann( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federally supported water supply and wastewater treatment programs( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Although the federal government has played a significant role in developing water quality regulations and standards for municipal and industrial (M & I) water use, it historically has provided a relatively small percentage of the funding for construction of water supply and treatment facilities for M & I uses. Yet, several programs exist to assist communities with development of water supply and treatment projects, and it appears that Congress is more frequently being asked to authorize direct financial and technical assistance for developing or treating water supplies for M & I use. This report provides background information on the types of water supply and wastewater treatment projects traditionally funded by the federal government and the several existing programs to assist communities with water supply and wastewater recycling and treatment. These projects and programs are found primarily within the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Commerce, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of the Interior (DOI), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Safe Drinking Water Act : selected regulatory and legislative issues by Mary Tiemann( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Much progress has been made in assuring the quality of public water supplies since the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was first enacted in 1974. Public water systems must meet extensive regulations, and public water system management has become a much more complex and professional endeavor. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulated some 91 drinking water contaminants, and more regulations are pending. In 2005, EPA reported that the number of systems reporting no violations of drinking water standards reached a new high of 94% in 2003. Despite such progress, however, an array of issues and challenges remain
Water infrastructure needs and investment : review and analysis of key issues by Claudia Copeland( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policymakers are giving increased attention to issues associated with financing and investing in the nation's drinking water and wastewater treatment systems, which take in water, treat it, and distribute it to households and other customers, and later collect, treat, and discharge water after use. The renewed attention is due to a combination of factors. These include financial impacts on communities of meeting existing and anticipated regulatory requirements, the need to repair and replace existing infrastructure, concerns about paying for security-related projects, and proposals to stimulate U.S. economic activity by building and rebuilding the nation's infrastructure. This report identifies a number of issues that continue to receive attention in connection with water infrastructure investment. It begins with a review of federal involvement; describes the debate about needs; and then examines key issues, including what is the nature of the problems to be solved, who will pay, and what is the federal role, and questions about mechanisms for delivering federal support
Human-induced earthquakes from deep-well injection : a brief overview by Peter Folger( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has created new demand for wastewater disposal wells that inject waste fluids into deep geologic strata. An increasing concern in the United States is that injection of these fluids may be responsible for increasing rates of seismic activity. The number of earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in the central and eastern United States has increased dramatically since about 2009, from an average of approximately 20 per year between 1970 and 2000 to over 100 per year in the period 2010-2013
Water infrastructure financing legislation : comparison of s. 2550 and h.r. 1560 by Claudia Copeland( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China : selected environmental issues and policies( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S.-Jordan free trade agreement : analysis of environmental provisions by Mary Tiemann( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcellus Shale gas : development potential and water management issues and laws( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report reviews the Marcellus Shale resource, develoment processes, and related surface water and groundwater issues. It also discusses related federal and state regulatory authorities and related developments, and pending federal legislation."--Summary
 
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