110 STAT. 1640 PUBLIC LAW 104-182—AUG. 6, 1996 Newspapers. Publication. Reports. "(iv) Information on compliance with national primary drinking water regulations, as required by the Administrator, and notice if the system is operating under a variance or exemption and the basis on which the variance or exemption was granted. "(v) Information on the levels of unregulated contaminants for which monitoring is required under section 1445(a)(2) (including levels of Cryptosporidium and radon where States determine they may be found), "(vi) A statement that the presence of contaminants in drinking water does not necessarily indicate that the drinking water poses a health risk and that more information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by CEilling the Environmental Protection Agency hotline. A public water system may include such additional information as it deems appropriate for public education. The Administrator may, for not more than 3 regulated contaminants other than those referred to in subclause (IV) of clause (iii), require a consumer confidence report under this paragraph to include the brief statement in plain language regarding the health concerns that resulted in regulation of the contaminant or contaminants concerned, as provided by the Administrator in regulations under subparagraph (A). "(C) CovERAGE.The Governor of a State may determine not to apply the mailing requirement of subparagraph (A) to a community water system serving fewer than 10,000 persons. Any such system shall— "(i) inform, in the newspaper notice required by clause (iii) or by other mesins, its customers that the system will not be mailing the report as required by subparagraph (A); "(ii) make the consumer confidence report available upon request to the public; and "(iii) publish the report referred to in subparagraph (A) annually in one or more local newspapers serving the area in which customers of the system are located. "(D) ALTERNATIVE TO PUBLICATION. — For any community water system which, pursuant to subparagraph (C), is not required to meet the mailing requirement of subparagraph (A) and which serves 500 persons or fewer, the community water system may elect not to comply with clause (i) or (iii) of subparagraph (C). If the community water system so elects, the system shall, at a minimum— "(i) prepare an annual consumer confidence report pursuant to subparagraph (B); and "(ii) provide notice at least once per year to each of its customers by mail, by door-to-door delivery, by posting or by other means authorized by the regulations of the Administrator that the consumer confidence report is available upon request. "(E) ALTERNATIVE FORM AND CONTENT.^A State exercising primary enforcement responsibility may establish, by rule, after notice and public comment, alternative requirements with respect to the form and content of consumer confidence reports under this paragraph.".
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