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The Public Notification Rule (PN), as revised in 2000, requires faster notice in emergencies and fewer notices overall. The notices provide better communication of potential health risks from drinking water violations and how to avoid such risks.
Water systems are able to better target notices to the seriousness of the risk and make the existing notification process less burdensome for water suppliers and make notices easier for consumers to read.
This page provides information about the PN rule for primacy agencies (the entities that regulated drinking water systems) and drinking water system owners and operators.
Revised Public Notification Rule
- Final Public Notification Rule - 65 FR 25982 (May 4, 2000)
- Fact Sheet: Drinking Water
EPA 816-F-00-021, May 2000
- Fact Sheet: Final Drinking Water Public Notification Regulations
EPA 816-F-00-020, May 2000
- Fact Sheet: Drinking Water Public Notification
- Code of Federal Regulations for the Public Notification Rule (July 1, 2006 Edition) PDF (10 pp, 119 K)
This includes any amendments and technical corrections to the PN rule since promulgation
- Updated version of PN rule Appendix A & B
Last updated December 2006
- Response to comments received on the PN proposed rule PDF (231 pp, 445 K)
- Proposed revisions to public notification rules published May 13, 1999
- Summaries of meetings related to this rule-making