Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/866

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110 STAT. 1658 PUBLIC LAW 104-182—AUG. 6, 1996 "(F) WAIVER OF MONITORING REQUIREMENT.— The Administrator shall waive the requirement for monitoring for a contaminant under this paragraph in a State, if the State demonstrates that the criteria for listing the contaminant do not apply in that State. "(G) ANALYTICAL METHODS. —The State may use screening methods approved by the Administrator under subsection (i) in lieu of monitoring for particular contaminants under this paragraph. " (H) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. — There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this paragraph $10,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1997 through 2003. ". (d) SCREENING METHODS. —Section 1445 (42 U.S.C. 300j-4) is amended by adding the following after subsection (h): "(i) SCREENING METHODS. —The Administrator shall review new analytical methods to screen for regulated contaminants and may approve such methods as are more accurate or cost-effective than established reference methods for use in compliance monitoring.". SEC. 126. OCCUKRENCE DATA BASE. Section 1445 (42 U.S.C. 300J -4) is amended by adding the following new subsection after subsection (f): " (g) OCCURRENCE DATA BASE. — "(1) IN GENERAL.— Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996, the Administrator shall assemble and maintain a national drinking water contaminant occurrence data base, using information on the occurrence of both regulated and unregulated contaminants in public water systems obtained under subsection (a)(1)(A) or subsection (a)(2) and reliable information from other public and private sources. "(2) PUBLIC INPUT. — In establishing the occurrence data base, the Administrator shall solicit recommendations from the Science Advisory Board, the States, and other interested parties concerning the development and maintenance of a national drinking water contaminant occurrence data base, including such issues as the structure and design of the data base, data input parameters and requirements, and the use and interpretation of data. "(3) USE. —The data shall be used by the Administrator in making determinations under section 1412(b)(1) with respect to the occurrence of a contaminant in drinking water at a level of public health concern. "(4) PUBLIC RECOMMENDATIONS.—The Administrator shall periodically solicit recommendations from the appropriate officials of the National Academy of Sciences and the States, and any person may submit recommendations to the Administrator, with respect to contaminants that should be included in the national drinking water contaminant occurrence data base, including recommendations with respect to additional unregulated contaminants that should be listed under subsection (a)(2). Any recommendation submitted under this clause shall be accompanied by reasonable documentation that— "(A) the contaminant occurs or is likely to occur in drinking water; and "(B) the contaminant poses a risk to public health.