Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/883

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PUBLIC LAW 104-182—AUG. 6, 1996 110 STAT. 1675 Administrator determines within 9 months of the receipt of the program that such program (or portion thereof) does not meet such requirements.". (3) In the third sentence of subsection (c)(1) and in subsection (c)(2), strike "is inadequate" and insert "is disapproved". (4) In subsection (b), add the following before the period at the end of the first sentence: "and source water assessment programs under section 1453". SEC. 133. SOURCE WATER PETITION PROGRAM. (a) IN GENERAL. —Part E (42 U.S.C. 300j et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following: " SO URCE WATER PETITION PROGRAM " SEC. 1454. (a) PETITION PROGRAM.— 42 USC 300J-14. " (1) IN GENERAL. — "(A) ESTABLISHMENT.^A State may establish a program under which an owner or operator of a community water system in the State, or a municipal or local government or political subdivision of a State, may submit a source water quality protection partnership petition to the State requesting that the State assist in the local development of a voluntary, incentive-based pgirtnership, among the owner, operator, or government and other persons likely to be affected by the recommendations of the partnership, to— "(i) reduce the presence in drinking water of contaminants that may be addressed by a petition by considering the origins of the contaminants, including to the maximum extent practicable the specific activities that affect the drinking water supply of a community; "(ii) obtain financial or technical assistance necessary to facilitate establishment of a partnership, or to develop and implement recommendations of a partnership for the protection of source water to assist in the provision of drinking water that complies with national primary drinking water regulations with respect to contaminants addressed by a petition; and "(iii) develop recommendations regarding voluntary and incentive-based strategies for the long-term protection of the source water of community water systems. " (B) FUNDING. —Each State may— "(i) use funds set aside pursuant to section 1452(k)(l)(A)(iii) by the State to carry out a program described in subparagraph (A), including assistance to voluntary local partnerships for the development and implementation of partnership recommendations for the protection of source water such as source water quality assessment, contingency plans, and demonstration projects for partners within a source water area delineated under section 1453(a); and "(ii) provide assistance in response to a petition submitted under this subsection using funds referred to in subsection (b)(2)(B).