Radionuclide Rule Compliance Help for Primacy Agencies
EPA has developed materials for states and primacy agencies. The materials below can assist in complying with requirements of the Radionuclide Rule.
A Regulator's Guide to the Management of Radioactive Residuals from Drinking Water Treatment Technologies
This document assists EPA Regions, states, and PWSs in deciding which treatment technologies systems may use based on:
- Treatment efficiency
- Disposal of residuals containing radionuclides
- Worker safety concerns
EPA is providing this guidance manual primarily to states and technical assistance providers. They will then provide guidance to those PWSs affected by the Radionuclides Rule.
- A Regulator's Guide to the Management of Radioactive Residuals from Drinking Water Treatment Technologies (PDF)(81 pp, 593 K, About PDF) EPA 816-R-05-004, July 2005
- Limits for Beta Particles and Photon Emitters at 4 millrems/year
For more information, please see the Radionuclides Rule page.