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Tiemann, Mary

Works: 43 works in 168 publications in 1 language and 1,163 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: JK1108,
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Most widely held works by Mary Tiemann
Safe drinking water act implementing the 1986 amendments by Mary Tiemann( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key drinking water issues on the agenda in the 109th Congress have included problems caused by specific contaminants, such as the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), and perchlorate, as well as the related issue of the appropriate federal role in providing financial assistance for water infrastructure projects. Congress last reauthorized the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in 1996, and although funding authority for most SDWA programs expired in FY2003, broad reauthorization efforts are not expected as EPA, states, and water systems remain busy implementing the 1996 amendments. Congress included provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58, H.R. 6) to address existing MTBE contamination of water and to better prevent future problems. The Act authorizes funding from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund for the cleanup of MTBE releases and adds leak prevention provisions to the federal underground storage tank regulatory program. The Energy Policy Act also prevents EPA from regulating the underground injection of fluids (other than diesel fuel) into drinking water sources for hydraulic fracturing purposes related to oil, gas and geothermal production. Concerns about perchlorate in drinking water also have returned to the congressional agenda, after the past Congress enacted several provisions on this issue. The House passed H.R. 18 and H.R. 186, both of which would establish groundwater remediation programs in California, where most perchlorate contamination has been identified. Concerns over the security of the nation₂s drinking water supplies were addressed by the 107th Congress through the Bioterrorism Preparedness Act (P.L. 107-188), which included requirements for community water systems to conduct vulnerability assessments and prepare emergency response plans. S. 1426 would require EPA to report to Congress on implementation of the water security research provisions of the Bioterrorism Act. An ongoing SDWA issue involves the growing cost and complexity of drinking water standards and the ability of water systems, especially small systems, to comply with standards. The issue of the cost of drinking water standards, particularly the new arsenic standard, has merged with the larger debate over the federal role in assisting communities with financing drinking water infrastructure ₇ an issue that has become more challenging in a time of tightened budgets. Congress authorized a drinking water state revolving fund (DWSRF) program in 1996 to help communities finance projects needed to meet standards. For FY2006, in P.L. 109-54, Congress has provided $850 million for the DWSRF program, as requested. However, studies show that a large funding gap exists and will grow as SDWA requirements increase and infrastructure ages. On July 20, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee ordered reported S. 1400, the Water Infrastructure Financing Act, which would increase funding for the DWSRF program and a parallel wastewater program, and provide grant assistance for small and rural communities. H.R. 2417/S. 689 would direct EPA to establish a grant program to help eligible communities comply with drinking water standards and add compliance flexibility for such communities
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 146 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 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perchlorate is the explosive component of solid rocket fuel, fireworks, road flares, and other products. Used heavily by the Department of Defense (DOD) and related industries, perchlorate also occurs naturally and is present in some organic fertilizer. This soluble, persistent compound has been detected in drinking water supplies, especially in California. It also has been found in milk and many foods. Because of this widespread occurrence, concern over the potential health risks of perchlorate exposure has increased, and some states, water utilities, and Members of Congress have urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set a federal drinking water standard for this chemical. Regulatory issues involve the relative health benefits and costs of federal regulation, including environmental cleanup and water treatment costs, both of which are driven by federal and state standards. (California and Massachusetts have set standards.) EPA has spent years assessing perchlorate's health effects and occurrence (including its occurrence in food) to determine whether a national standard is warranted. 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 EPA adopted the NRC's recommended reference dose (i.e., the expected safe dose) for perchlorate exposure. Subsequent studies raised more concerns about potential effects of low-level exposures, particularly for infants in certain cases. On October 3, 2008, EPA made a preliminary determination not to regulate perchlorate; a final decision is expected in late 2008. This report reviews perchlorate contamination issues and related actions
Arsenic in drinking water regulatory developments and issues by Mary Tiemann( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 78 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
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 76 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
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 42 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 36 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 34 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 33 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 24 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

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

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waste exports U.S. and international efforts to control transboundary movement by Mary Tiemann( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 4 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 )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 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
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( )

3 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
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Air--Pollution Arsenic--Environmental aspects Arsenic--Toxicology Butyl methyl ether--Environmental aspects Canada 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 Economic development--Environmental aspects Energy Policy Act of 2005 (United States) Environmental management Environmental policy Export controls Free trade Free trade--Environmental aspects Gasoline--Anti-knock and anti-knock mixtures--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 Lead--Environmental aspects Lead--Toxicology Liability for hazardous substances pollution damages Mexico North America Oil well drilling--Environmental aspects 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 Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 (United States) Underground storage--Environmental aspects United States Washington (D.C.) Water--Pollution Water quality management
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