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Tiemann, Mary

Works: 44 works in 167 publications in 1 language and 1,068 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: JK1108,
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Most widely held works by Mary Tiemann
Safe drinking water act reauthorization issues by Mary Tiemann( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries 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 water utility 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 2007, the number of community water systems reporting no violations of drinking water standards was 89.5%. Despite nationwide PROgress in providing safe drinking water, an array of issues and challenges remain
Safeguarding the nation's drinking water EPA and congressional actions by Mary Tiemann( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 150 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
Perchlorate contamination of drinking water regulatory issues and legislative actions by Mary Tiemann( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 90 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."--p. 1
MTBE in gasoline clean air and drinking water issues by James E McCarthy( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 81 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
Arsenic in drinking water regulatory developments and issues by Mary Tiemann( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 2001, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a new regulation for arsenic in drinking water, as required by 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments. The rule set the legal limit for arsenic in tap water at 10 parts per billion (ppb), replacing a 50 ppb standard that was set in 1975, before arsenic was classified as a carcinogen. The arsenic rule was to enter into effect on March 23, 2001, and public water systems were given until January 23, 2006, to comply. When issuing the rule, EPA projected that compliance could be costly for some small systems, but many water utilities and communities expressed concern that EPA had underestimated the rule's costs. Subsequently, EPA postponed the rule's effective date to February 22, 2002, in order to review the science and cost and benefit analyses supporting the rule. In October 2001, EPA affirmed the 10 ppb standard. The compliance date remained unchanged, and the new standard became enforceable for water systems in January 2006. With the arsenic regulation in place, Congress and EPA have focused on how to help communities comply with the new requirements. In the 109th Congress, bills have been introduced to establish small system grant programs and to provide more compliance flexibility and technical assistance to small systems. This report reviews issues surrounding the arsenic rule and related congressional and EPA actions
Leaking underground storage tanks prevention and cleanup by Mary Tiemann( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaking underground storage tanks program status and issues by Mary Tiemann( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To address a nationwide pollution problem caused by leaking underground storage tanks (USTs), Congress created a leak prevention, detection, and cleanup program in 1984. In 1986, Congress established the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund to help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and states pay the costs of cleaning up leaking petroleum USTs where owners fail to do so, and to oversee LUST cleanup activities. Much progress has been made in the program, but challenges remain. A major issue concerns the discovery of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) at thousands of LUST sites. This gasoline additive, used to reduce air pollution from auto emissions, is very water soluble, and leaks involving MTBE are more costly to remediate. Another issue is that state resources have not met the demands of overseeing the UST regulatory program. States have long sought larger appropriations from the trust fund to support the LUST program, and some have sought more flexibility in using LUST funds. The presence of MTBE in water supplies heightened congressional interest in authorizing fund appropriations to address MTBE leaks and enforce the leak prevention program. After years of congressional efforts, the 109th Congress agreed on legislation to address these issues. The Energy Policy Act of 2005, H.R. 6 (P.L. 109-58) adds new leak prevention provisions to the federal UST regulatory program and authorizes EPA and states to use appropriations from the LUST Trust Fund to clean up MTBE leaks and to enforce the UST program. The House version of H.R. 6 would have provided a products liability safe harbor for MTBE and renewable fuels manufacturers. The Senate bill would have granted a safe harbor for renewable fuels only. The final legislation does not include a fuels safe harbor provision. This report reviews LUST and MTBE issues and bills, and will be updated
Arsenic in drinking water recent regulatory developments and issues by Mary Tiemann( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report reviews EPA's efforts to develop a new arsenic rule and summarizes key provisions and subsequent events
Waste trade and the Basel Convention background and update by Mary Tiemann( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superfund reauthorization a summary of H.R. 1300, as reported by Mark E. Anthony Reisch( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 34 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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North American free trade agreement environmental issues by Mary Tiemann( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fluoride in drinking water a review of fluoridation and regulation issues by Mary Tiemann( )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fluoridation of drinking water often generates both strong support and opposition within communities. This practice is controversial because fluoride has been found to have beneficial effects at low levels and is intentionally added to many public water supplies; however, at higher concentrations, it is known to have toxic effects. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the amount of fluoride that may be present in public water supplies to protect against fluoride's adverse health effects. Fluoridation opponents have expressed concern regarding potential adverse health effects of fluoride ingestion, and some view the practice as an undemocratic infringement on individual freedom. The medical and public health communities generally have recommended water fluoridation, citing it as a safe, effective, and equitable way to provide dental health protection community-wide. Because the use of fluoridated dental products and the consumption of food and beverages made with fluoridated water have increased since the PHS recommended optimal levels for fluoridation, many people now may be exposed to more fluoride than had been anticipated. Consequently, questions have emerged as to whether current water fluoridation practices and levels offer the most appropriate ways to provide the expected beneficial effects of fluoride while avoiding adverse effects (most commonly, tooth mottling or pitting -- dental fluorosis) that may result from ingestion of too much fluoride when teeth are developing. Also, scientific uncertainty regarding the health effects of exposure to higher levels of fluoride adds controversy to decisions regarding water fluoridation
NAFTA related environmental issues and initiatives by Mary Tiemann( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China selected environmental issues and policies( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water infrastructure needs and investment review and analysis of key issues by Claudia Copeland( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 6 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
Hydraulic fracturing and Safe Drinking Water Act issues by Mary Tiemann( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydraulic fracturing is a technique developed initially to stimulate oil production from wells in declining oil reservoirs. More recently, it has been used to initiate oil and gas production in unconventional (i.e., low-permeability) reservoirs where these resources were previously inaccessible. This process now is used in more than 90% of new oil and gas production wells. However, the rapidly increasing and geographically expanding use of fracturing, along with a growing number of citizen complaints and state investigations of well water contamination attributed to this practice, has led to calls for greater state and/or federal environmental regulation and oversight of this activity. In 1997, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that fracturing for coalbed methane (CBM) production in Alabama constituted underground injection and must be regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report reviews past and proposed treatment of hydraulic fracturing under the SDWA, the principal federal statute for regulating the underground injection of fluids to protect groundwater sources of drinking water. It reviews current SDWA provisions for regulating underground injection activities, and discusses some possible implications of, and issues associated with, enactment of legislation authorizing EPA to regulate hydraulic fracturing under this statute
Perchlorate Contamination of Drinking Water: Regulatory Issues and Legislative Actions( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 4 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 occurs naturally and is present in some organic fertilizer. This soluble, persistent compound has been detected in sources of drinking water for more than 11 million people. It also has been found in milk, fruits, and vegetables. Concern over the potential health risks of perchlorate exposure has increased, and some states and Members of Congress have urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set a drinking water standard for perchlorate. The EPA has not determined whether to regulate perchlorate and has cited the need for more research on health effects, water treatment techniques, and occurrence. Related issues have involved environmental cleanup and water treatment costs, which will be driven by federal and state standards. Interagency disagreements over the risks of perchlorate exposure led several federal agencies to ask the National Research Council (NRC) to evaluate perchlorate s health effects and EPA s risk analyses. In 2005, the NRC issued its report, and the EPA adopted the NRC's recommended reference dose (i.e., the expected safe dose) for perchlorate exposure. However, new studies raise more concerns about potential health risks of low-level exposures, particularly for infants. Perchlorate bills in the 110th Congress include S. 150 and H.R. 1747, which direct the EPA to set a standard. This report reviews perchlorate water contamination issues and developments
Waste exports U.S. and international efforts to control transboundary movement by Mary Tiemann( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Associated Subjects
Air--Pollution Arsenic--Environmental aspects Arsenic--Toxicology Butyl methyl ether--Environmental aspects China Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal Drinking water Drinking water--Arsenic content Drinking water--Contamination Drinking water--Law and legislation Drinking water--Lead content Drinking water--Purification Drinking water--Standards Ecology Economic development--Environmental aspects Energy Policy Act of 2005 (United States) Environmental management Environmental policy Free trade Free trade--Environmental aspects Gas well drilling--Environmental aspects Groundwater--Pollution Groundwater--Quality Hazardous waste management industry Hazardous wastes Hazardous wastes--Government policy Hazardous wastes--Law and legislation Hazardous wastes--Transportation--Law and legislation Hazardous waste treatment facilities--Taxation--Law and legislation Hydraulic fracturing--Law and legislation Infrastructure (Economics) Lead--Environmental aspects Lead--Toxicology Liability for hazardous substances pollution damages North America Oil well drilling--Environmental aspects Perchlorates Perchlorates--Environmental aspects Petroleum products--Underground storage--Environmental aspects Petroleum--Taxation--Law and legislation Refuse and refuse disposal Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 (United States) Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 (United States) Underground storage--Environmental aspects United States Washington (D.C.) Water--Fluoridation Water--Pollution Water quality management Waterworks--Finance
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