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Tiemann, Mary

Works: 44 works in 187 publications in 1 language and 1,798 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: JK1108,
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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 206 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 182 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 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 142 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
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 113 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 87 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
Safe drinking water act : implementing the 1986 amendments by Mary Tiemann( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 65 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 45 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 41 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
Waste exports : U.S. and international efforts to control transboundary movement by Mary Tiemann( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waste trade and the Basel Convention : background and update by Mary Tiemann( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 33 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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NAFTA : related environmental issues and initiatives by Mary Tiemann( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 8 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

This report summarizes the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and its major programs and regulatory requirements. It excerpts, with several additions, the SDWA chapter of CRS Report RL30798, Environmental Laws: Summaries of Major Statues Administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which provides summaries of the principal environmental statutes administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This report includes the drinking water security provisions added to the SDWA by the Public Heath Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-188). The Safe Drinking Water Act, Title XIV of the Public Health Service Act, is the key federal law for protecting public water supplies from harmful contaminants. First enacted in 1974 and substantially amended in 1986 and 1996, the act is administered through programs that establish standards and treatment requirements for public water supplies, control underground injection of wastes, finance infrastructure projects, and protect sources of drinking water. The 1974 law established the current federal-state arrangement in which states may be delegated primary implementation and enforcement authority for the drinking water program. The state-administered Public Water Supply Supervision Program remains the basic program for regulating the nation's public water systems, and 49 states have assumed this authority. The last major reauthorization of the act was done through the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 (P.L. 104-182), which generally authorized appropriations for SDWA programs through FY2003. As with other EPA administered statutes having expired funding authority, Congress has continued to appropriate funds for the ongoing SDWA programs. In addition to reviewing key programs and requirements of the SDWA, this report includes statistics on the number and types of regulated public water systems. It also provides tables that list all major amendments, with the year of enactment and public law number, and that cross-reference sections of the act with the major U.S. Code sections of the codified statute
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
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

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

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. The federal government has a long history of involvement with wastewater and drinking water systems, with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) having the most significant role, both in terms of regulation and funding. The U.S. Department of Agriculture also plays an important role in rural communities through its water and wastewater loan and grant programs. These programs have been popular; however, states, local communities, and others have asserted that various program gaps and limitations may be diminishing their potential effectiveness. They also point to the emergence of new infrastructure needs and issues
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Air--Pollution Arsenic--Environmental aspects Arsenic--Toxicology Butyl methyl ether--Environmental aspects Canada China Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal Deep-well disposal--Environmental aspects Drinking water--Arsenic content Drinking water--Contamination Drinking water--Law and legislation Drinking water--Purification Drinking water--Standards Earthquakes Economic development--Environmental aspects Environmental management Environmental policy Export controls Free trade Free trade--Environmental aspects Gasoline--Anti-knock and anti-knock mixtures--Environmental aspects Groundwater--Pollution 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 Induced seismicity Infrastructure (Economics) Jordan Liability for hazardous substances pollution damages Mexico North America Perchlorates Perchlorates--Environmental aspects Petroleum products--Underground storage--Environmental aspects Petroleum--Taxation--Law and legislation Reformulated gasoline--Environmental aspects Reformulated gasoline--Law and legislation Refuse and refuse disposal Sewage--Purification Underground storage--Environmental aspects United States United States.--Environmental Protection Agency Water--Pollution Water quality management Water resources development--Law and legislation Water-supply Waterworks--Finance
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