EPA Regulation Requires Airlines To Monitor Water

Law360, New York (October 7, 2009, 3:20 PM EDT) -- After five years of work, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new rule requiring airlines to monitor and disinfect onboard drinking water.

The rule, posted on the EPA's Web site and signed Monday by EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, combines coliform sampling, methods for corrective action and public notification, more in-depth operator training, and reporting and record-keeping methods to improve public health protection.

“The EPA believes that this rule provides the flexibility to meet the ever-changing needs of the air carrier industry while still...
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