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  M O  B I  L I Z A T I O N

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Implementation Progress Report


          March, 1990

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     IMPLEMENTATION   PROGRESS   REPORT

                                    CONTENTS



I.     MOBILIZATION MANAGEMENT

       1.     Technical  and  Administrative  Support  for
             Cooperative Efforts with Associations	   1

                Summary  of Current and  Proposed
                Cooperative Efforts  with Associations  	   1

                Meetings with  Associations	   1


       2.     Preparation  of Drinking  Water  Program
             Information Products	   1

             -  Revise  "Drinking  Water Mobilization
                Coordinators' Handbook"	   1

             -  Preparation  of Articles  for Association
                Newsletters  and Journals	   1

       3.     Near Term Mobilization Initiative Objectives	   2

II.    STATE CAPACITY INITIATIVE

       1.     TOP DOWN (SPREAD THE WORD)	    3

                Collaborate with Key Groups	   3

                Supply  Key  Groups  with   Information
                and Facilitate  Change	    3

       2.     Bottom Up (State-Specific)	    4

             a.  Regional Strategies  for Selected States	    4

             b.  ASDWA Targeted States	    4

             c.  Contractor  Assistance to  States
                Available  through  Regions	    5

             d.  Association  Assistance Available	    5

             e.  Use  of Contractors/Associations	    5-6

       3.     Monitoring Progress  of State Legislation	    6

       4.     Profile  of a Model State Plan	    6


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III.  LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS INITIATIVE

      1.     Guidebook  on State/County Agreements	    7

      2-     Written Association  Agreements	    7




IV.   TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING SUPPORT INITIATIVE

      1.     Low-cost Small System Treatment Technology	    8

      2.     Emerging  Technologies  Workshops	    8

      3.     State  Site-Specific Evaluation  Guidebook	    8

      4.     Contamination  Assessment and  Management
             Workshop  (CERI)	    8

      5.     FSTRAC	    9

      6.     Methods Video/Pamphlet	    9

      7.     Environmental  Pollution  Control
             Alternatives  -  Drinking  Water	    9

      8.     Lead Activities	   10

             -  Videotape	   10

               Corrosion Control Guidance Manual	   10

               Corrosion Control Training  Course	   10

      9.     Training Strategy	   10


V.    INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT INITIATIVE

      1.     Florida  Small  Systems Compliance Improvements	   11

      2.     PA Mobile  Home Park Cooperative	   11

      3.     Study:   State Operator Certification Programs	   11

      4.     National Conference  of State  Legislatures	   11

      5.     Small Water System Operators  Certification Exam	   12
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V.    INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT INITIATIVE (cont.)

      6.    Self Assessment Manuals	   12

      7.    Information  Brochure	   12
VI.   NON-TRANSIENT NON-COMMUNITY INITIATIVE

      1.    National Education Association	   13

      2.    Drinking Water Seminars	   13

      3.    Association  Meetings	   13

      4.    School  Association List	   14


VII.  PUBLIC EDUCATION INITIATIVE

      1.    Public  Education  Strategy  Development	   15

      2.    Slide Show  Program  Overview	   15

      3.    Specific Subject General  Public Pamphlets	   15

            a.  Bottled Water	   15
            b.  Household Water  Treatment	   15
            c.  SDWA for State and Loccal  Officials	   15
            d.  Radon Pamphlet	    15
            e.  Compliance/Enforcement Pamphlet	   15
            f.  Citizens  Guide	   15
            g.  Lead in  Your  Drinking Water	   15

      4.    National Drinking Water Week	    15

      5.    Basic Outreach  Materials	    16

      6.    Drinking Water Exhibit	    16

      7.    Safe Drinking Water Hotline	    16

      8.    Lead  Activities	    16
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VIII.  ODW/OMPC JOINT ACTIVITIES WORKPLAN

       1.     CoBank/RCAC	   17

       2.     RCAC  Arizona Outreach  Demonstration Project	   17

       3.     Joint Publications	   17

                Credit Worthiness  Brochure	   17

                Building  Support  for  Increased  User
                Fees Pamphlet	   17-18

                Progress in Helping Small Systems	   18

       4.     Water  Conservation in Small  Communities
             -- Case Studies	   18

       5.     Joint Meetings	   18
       \

                National Meeting	   18

                Regional Forums	   19


EX.    FY 1989 MOBILIZATION  INCENTIVE GRANTS

       1.     Region  1	   20

             -   The Power to  Protect  - The Locale  Role
                in  Ground Water Protection - Videotape	   20

                Plumbing  Inspector Training  -  Massachusetts	   20

       2.     Region  II..	   21

             -   Package Slow  Sand  Filtration
                Demonstration  Project  (Puerto  Rico)	   21

             -   Workshop  for  Rain Water  Collection
                System Operators  (Virgin Islands)	   21

       3.     Region  III	   22

                Small  System  Financial Viability Study
                (Pennsylvania)	   22
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K.   FY 1989 MOBILIZATION INCENTIVE GRANTS (conL)

      4.     Region IV	    23

            -  Preparation of Compliance Manual  (Florida)	    23

      5.     Region VIH	    24

               Mobilization to Communicate the  Impact  of
               Radionuclide  Contaminants on  Small
               Drinking Water Systems - (Wyoming)	    24

            -  Mobilization to Ban Lead  from Drinking  Water
               -  (Primacy States - Region VIII)	    24

      6.     Region X	    25

            -  Alaska  Drinking  Water Project  (Alaska)	    25
    *
            -  A Proposal for  Developing and  Implementing
               a  Model Budget  for Small Water Systems (Washington)	    25
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                                  Office of Drinking Water
                                        MOBILIZATION
                                      Briefing Summary

   I.  Mobilization  involves  the formation of action oriented partnerships between EPA,
      State  Drinking  Water Programs, and organizations  representing constituencies
      affected  by the 1986 amendments.  These partnerships are necessary for two major
      reasons:

      (1)  EPA  and  State  Drinking Vater Programs  can provide only a fraction of the
           technical,  managerial, and financial assistance necessary to facilitate
           compliance.  Through partnerships with organizations representing affected
           constituencies, EPA and States can leverage  their limited resources.

      .(2)  Fundamental changes in society and institutions will be necessary to fully
           realize  the public  health benefits envisioned in the 1986 SDVA Amendments.
           These  changes  can only be brought about through the concerted efforts of all
           stakeholders.

 II.  Mobilization  has three principal objectives:

      (1)  Strengthen the institutional framework for water supply at both the State
           Program  level  and the small water system level.

      (2)  Build  technical and managerial capabilities  for SDVA implementation;

           (a)  Identify  and insure the understanding and application of appropriate
                technological  solutions for small systems.

           (b)  Develop and deliver training for  small  system owners and operators, local
                health officials,  and others.

      (3)  Change public  attitudes.  Establish an informed and supportive public that
           views drinking water as  a valuable commodity and is willing to pay the cost of
           safe drinking water.

III.  The objectives  of Mobilization are being accomplished through six specifically
      targeted, mutually supporting initiatives:
          INITIATIVE
TARGET
GOAL
State Capacity
Local Health
Officials
Institutional
Support
Non-Transient Non-
Community Systems
Technology and
Training Supoort
Public Education
State Decision Makers
County Health Officials
Systems serving (3300
and State Programs
Non-Transient Non-Community
Systems
Engineering and Technical
Community
General Public
Strong State programs with
Primacy
Support and action by local
health officials
Viable compliant small systems.
State Institutional framework
for small systems.
Awareness and compliance
Awareness and use of appropri-
ate technology
Informed and Supportive Public

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                    MOBILIZATION  CONTACTS
                             INITIATIVE LEADERS
Mobilization   Manager
State  Capacity  Initiative
Public   Education   Initiative
Institutional   Support   Initiative
Local   Health  Officials   Initiative
Non-Transient   Non-Community   Systems
Initiative
Technology  and   Training   Support
Initiative
Peter  E.  Shanaghan
Office  of  Drinking Water
State  Programs Division
WH-550E, ET 1045
(202)382-5813/FTS  382-5813

Brian   Rourke
Office  of  Drinking Water
Program  Development  and
Evaluation  Division
WH-550B, ET 1045
(202)382-7785/FTS  382-5813

Charlene  Shaw
Office  of  Drinking Water
WH-550A, ET 1013B
(202)382-2285/FTS-382-2285

Jane   Ephremides
Program  Development  and
Evaluation  Division
Resources Management  and
Evaluation  Branch
Room 1017
(202)382-5513/FTS382-5513

Ken   Hay
Office  of  Drinking Water
E1001A, WH-550E
(202)382-5456/FTS383-5456

Jeff  Mass
Drinking  Water/Ground  Water
Protection  Branch
USEPA - Region III
841 Chestnut  Street
Philadelphia,  PA 19107
(215)597-9873/FTS597-9873

James   Westrick
Technical  Support  Division
Water  Supply  Technology
Branch,  USEPA
26 W. Martin  Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45268
(513)569-7908/FTS  684-7908
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                                           MOBILIZATION MANAGEMENT
   ODW
DEADLINE
ACTIVITY
STATUS
                      1.  TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
                         FOR COOPERATIVE EFFORTS WITH ASSOCIATIONS

                         a.  Summary  of Current and  Proposed
                             Cooperative  Efforts with  Associations
                                      Draft due March,  1990.
                             List of associations with which EPA  is
                             already  working and  a brief  description
                             of the  associations'  current Mobilization
                             activities, as well as ideas  for future
                             efforts.

                             Meetings with  Associations
                             One-on-one  meetings  with  associations
                             for  the  purpose of informing associations
                             about  drinking  water  issues  and seeking
                             their  involvement  in   Mobilization.
                                      A new onsite contractor  began  work  on
                                      Mobilization  2/20/90.   Her responsiblities  will
                                      include support  to  Mobilization  management
                                      for this task.   Meetings will be  scheduled  after
                                      the Nat'l  Mobilization  meeting has  been held.
                      2. PREPARATION OF DRINKING WATER PROGRAM
                         INFORMATION PRODUCTS

                         a.  Revise  "Drinking Water Mobilization
                             Coordinators  Handbook".  Summarize all
                             comments  received   from Headquarters
                             and Regional  Staff  and  incorporate  into
                             the  final  document.

                         b.  Preparation of  Articles  for  Association
                             Newsletters  and  Journals.   The contractor
                             will  prepare  a monthly  10-20 paragraph
                             article  and  3-5  paragraph  summary  with
                            graphics on  a Drinking Water subject  to  be
                             made  available to associations  for  incor-
                             poration into  their  journals  and  newsletters.
                                      Draft  Handbook  currently  being  revised.
                                      Contractor support  available  for  preparation
                                      of articles.  Topics of interest  should be
                                      forwarded to  Peter Shanaghan.   Articles on
                                      existing  requirements  for  NTNC  systems and
                                      the possible  role of  teachers  in  public
                                      education are  currently  being drafted.
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                                            MOBILIZATION MANAGEMENT
   ODW
DEADLINE
                    ACTIVITY
STATUS
     (2Q)
3. NEAR TERM MOBILIZATION  INITIATIVES OBJECTIVES

  a. dear and  concise  statements defining
   specific quantifiable  objectives of
   Mobilization Initiatives, over the  next
   three (3)  years.
                                                                                      Final  draft  of  objectives  will  be
                                                                                      discussed at  Mobilization retreat  March
                                                                                      26.
     (4Q)
 4. STATE DRINKING WATER  COMPLIANCE  ASSURANCE
  GRANTS

  EPA will award grants  of approximately $80,000
  to each of about  five  (5) States  to assist the
  States in developing Drinking  Water Compliance
  Assurance  Plans.   A Drinking Water Compliance
  Assurance  Plan is  a written  strategy defining
  how  the State Primacy  Agency will  coordinate
  and leverage all resources available in the
  State to promote  Public Water System  compliance
  with  SDWA regulations.

  The availability of these grants and  the
  criteria for  selecting the States were
  announces  at  the  ASDWA meeting.   Preliminary
  proposals are  due  from interested States by
  March  2, 1990.   A committee consisting  of
  representatives from the ASDWA  board and ODW
  will choose proposals  for' funding  based upon
  the announced criteria  by mid March.
                                                                                       Deadline for grant award is 4th  quarter  FV90
                                                                                       and completed  projects 4th  quarter FV91.
                                                                                                                    3/90

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                                          STATE CAPACITY  INITIATIVE
   ODW
DEADLINE
                      ACTIVITY
             STATUS
     (2Q)
1.  TOP DOWN (Spread the Word)

   The purpose of "Top Down" activities is to  spread the
   word to as many  national  organizations as possible
   that  State  capacity  problems could  cripple imple-
   mentation of  the '86 Amendments and  to  share  with
   these  organizations  possible solutions to the prob-
   lems (e.g.,  through materials  such  as  the  Alternative
   Financing Case Studies  and the soon-to-be inaugu-
   rated  mobilization  newsletter).

   a.  Collaborate with Key Groups
      -  AWWA
      -  ASTHO
      -  NGA

      -  NCSL

      -  State Issues  Forum
      -  Council of  State  Governments
      -  NARUC
         Chambers of Commerce
      -  ASDWA
      -  NAWC

      b. Supply  Key  Groups  with Information  and
         Facilitate  Change
      -  ASDWA Report on State Capacity
         distributed
      -  ASDWA graphics  and data
         disaggregated for each  State  and sent
         to Regions
      -  Case Studies of Creative Funding for
         Drinking  Water  Program
         Generic  Briefing  Package/Slide  Show
                                                                               Actively involved;  need  to track.
                                                                               Access  via  OPTS  coop agreement being  explored
                                                                               Cooperative  agreement in  place (through
                                                                               OCEM)
                                                                               Cooperative  Agreement  in place (through
                                                                               OW)
                                                                               Initial meeting held Feb.  1990.
                                                                               Initial meeting to  be  scheduled.
                                                                               Initial meeting to  be  scheduled.
                                                                               Initial meeting to  be  scheduled.
                                                                               Actively  involved.
                                                                               Initial meeting to  be  scheduled.
Complete

Complete


Draft  received  2/90; revisons  in  progress.

GFRC  will  prepare (due 5/90).
                                                                                                                3/SO

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                                           STATE  CAPACITY INITIATIVE
   ODW
DEADLINE
ACTIVITY
 STATUS
                   2. BOTTOM  UP (State-Specific)

                      This part  of  the initiative calls for each Region to
                      develop a  strategy  for  increasing  capacity  in  one
                      of their States this  year.  H.Q. -  supplied  contractor/
                      association assistance will  then  be made available,
                      as resources  allow  to help  implement  these concen-
                      trated efforts in  approximately 4-7  States.   Subse-
                      quent years will see  these  efforts  spread to addi-
                      tional States.   In  order to  receive contractor/asso-
                      ciation  assistance,  regions must  submit State  ap-
                      proved  one-page  action  plans  ("1-pagers") for
                      each contractor or  association they wish to use.

                      a. Regional  Strategies  for  selected
                         States
                      b.  ASDWA Targeted States
                                      REGION
                                      I
                                      II
                                      III
                                      IV
                                      V
                                      VI
                                      VII

                                      VIII
                                      rx
                                      x

                                      REGION
                                      III
                                      VIII
                                      DC
                                      X
STATE
NH
NY
WV
MS
OH&WI
LA
KS

MT
NV
ID

STATE
PA, VA
CO.VT
AZ
WA
STRATEGY STATUS
Received
Received
Received
Received
Received
Received
Received  (another
State  may be  chosen)
Received
Received
Received
                                                                                                                   3/90

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                                          STATE CAPACITY  INITIATIVE
   ODW
DEADLINE
ACTIVITY
STATUS
                      c.  Contractor Assistance  to  States
                         available  through  Regions
                         -  GFRC  (Specifically  for developing
                            funding  options)
                            Jordan Communications  (JCI)
                            (specifically  for  developing
                            communications  strategies)

                      d.  Association  Assistance  Available

                            ASDWA  (specifically  for spreading the
                            word  and targeting States  to  improve
                            capacity)
                            NGA  (specifically for spreading  the
                            word  and  arranging  peer matches)
                            NCSL  (working  with  State  Legislatures
                            and  developing  model  legislation)

                      e.  Use  of  Contractors/Associations

                            Region  I
                            Region  II
                            Region  III

                            Region  IV
                            Region  V

                            Region  VI
                            Region  VII
                                      Available  now.

                                      Available  now.
                                      Available  now.
                                      Available  now

                                      Available  3/15/90  (est.)
                                      through  ODW  Cooperative
                                      Agreement.
                                      JCI, NCSL, GFRC, contacted; 1-pager
                                      submitted &  approved for JCI; JCI
                                      re-packaged  N.H.  - prepared infor-
                                      mation  for presentation  to legis-
                                      lature;  N.H.  drinking  water program
                                      and Region  were  very  pleased.
                                      No  action  yet.
                                      JCI, NCSL, GFRC have  been approved
                                      to  assist W.  Virginia.
                                      No  action  yet.
                                      Ohio EPA has approached Region
                                      for  help.
                                      No  action  yet.
                                      No  action  yet.
                                                                                                                  3/90

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                                          STATE  CAPACITY  INITIATIVE
   ODW
DEADLINE
ACTIVITY
STATUS
                      e.  Use  of  Contractors/Associations  (com.)
                         -   Region  VIII

                            Region IX
                            Region X
                                  MT and Region  request  NCSL; no
                                  1-pager yet.
                                  No  action  yet.
                                  No  action  yet.
                   3.  MONITORING PROGRESS

                      State level  legislative and  program-
                      related  activities  will be  tracked.
                   4.  PROFILE OF A MODEL STATE PLAN

                      The purpose of the  Model State Plan is to define
                      in  simple terms the elements  necessry to ef-
                      fectively  manage the  State drinking water
                      programs  now and  in  the future.    The  prin-
                      cipal uses of the profile are by EPA/ODW and
                      the  States (ASDWA) to describe a  fully staffed
                      and  well  intergrated  program.
                                  We are  negotiating with  ASDWA and
                                  NCSL to perform tracking  under our
                                  existing  grant  to  them.
                                  Profile available from  Brian  Rourke.
                                                                                                          3/90

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                                  LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS INITIATIVE
   ODW
DEADLINE
                  ACTIVITY
STATUS
   (4Q)
1.  LEARNING GUIDE TO DRINKING WATER
   CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN
   STATES AND UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

   Development  of  a Learners  Guidebook  for use
   by drinking water  State agencies  and  local
   units of  government  when establishing
   working arrangements  to  carry  out  current
   drinking  water  regulations.
                                                                          NEHA  submitted  proposal.  The proposal
                                                                          was  accepted by  Office of Drinking Water.
                                                                          Expect  project  to begin  3/15/90.
    (4Q)
2.   WRITTEN ASSOCIATION AGREEMENTS

    Establish written agreements  with  NEHA,
    NACHO, and APHA encompassing their
    activities in support of  Mobilization.
                                                                            NACHO  letter available  for review.  NEHA/
                                                                           Office of Drinking  Water  have established a
                                                                           partnership on a Nal'l level.   Challenge is now
                                                                           for  regional  coordinators to  develop local
                                                                           affiliate/chapter   partnership/agreements.
                                                                           Relationship  with APHA still  in  talking stage.
                                                                                                    3/90

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                             TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING SUPPORT INITIATIVE
   ODW
DEADLINE
                   ACTIVITY
             STATUS
   (4Q)
1.  Low-cost Small  System Treatment
   Technology   This project will build
   public/private  partnerships  to  promote
   the  identification,  development,
   marketing,  approval   and  application
   of  simple, inexpensive  drinking water
   technologies  for use  by small systems.
                       2.  Emerging Technologies  Workshops  (CERI)
                          The  objectives  of these  workshops are to
                          actively  transfer  technical  information on
                          recent  emerging  but  proven   technologies
                          and  to encourage  their  incorporation into
                          either  treatment  modifications  or new
                          plant  construction.

                       3.  State Site-specific  Evaluation  Guidebook
                          The  purpose of the guidebook  is to  integrate
                          site-specific  information collection   and
                          decision-making   for  vulnerability
                          assessments,  monitoring   requirements,
                          treatment  requirements,  sanitary  surveys,
                          site  inspections,  corrosion  control  programs,
                          wellhead  protection, class  V well influence
                          evaluations  and  all other  system-specific
                          evaluations  and  decisions.

                       4.  Contamination  Assessment   and
                          Management Workshop  (CERI)
                          These  workshops  have  been designed
                          to provide  uniform  and  consistent
                          approaches  and  processes   nationwide
                          for  those  officials  involved  in determining,
                          communicating  about   and  managing
                          drinking  water  contamination.
Six pilot  projects involving low-cost
technologies  are  scheduled  for
implementation 4th  quarter FY'90.
AWWA is  taking the lead on defining
a Small Systems  Clearinghouse.   Status
report/briefing for M.  Cook will  be
available March,  1990 on the  complete
Initiative.

No  decision  between  ODW and CERI
concerning  more  workshops.
Material  from previous  workshops
being put into a handbook.
Publication date  3rd quarter FY  '90.
                                                           First  draft  complete  1/31/90.
                                                           Set for June 28-29, 1990, Charlotte, NC in
                                                           conjunction  with  NEHA  convention;  September
                                                           1990  Albuquerque,  NM with ASTHO lab  director
                                                           and  Indian  health  officials, et  al.  E. Ohanian
                                                           will  speak to Association  of States  and  Terri-
                                                           torial Lab  Directors June  19 at the  Nal'l  Confe-
                                                           rence of AWWA in Orlando, FL.  ODW will parti-
                                                           cipate  with  Ohanian (CSD) to  do 9 seminars  with
                                                           OSWER on  "Technology Transfer  Seminars on
                                                                                                                      3/90

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                            TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING SUPPORT INITIATIVE
   ODW
DEADLINE
                   ACTIVITY
             STATUS
   (4Q)
                       4. (com.)
 5. FSTRAC - FSTRAC is a well established
   mechanism  for   transmitting  information
   and  producing outputs that improve EPA/
   State  cooperation and  consistency.   Initial
   FSTRAC outputs  (i.e. States standard report,
   volatilization  model)  have  been  completed;
   new  projects  have  been  started  (State
   occurrence  report,  dermal   absorption  model,
   complex  mixtures  report);  and  other
   activities are being  planned  (e.g. risk
   communication   pamphlet).

6.  Methods  Video/Pamphlet -  ODW will
   produce  a  videotape  and companion
   booklet  covering  some of the EPA
   approved methods  for the  analysis  of
   synthetic  chemicals (SOCs).   The  SOCs
   covered will  be  certain  pesticides,  and
   possibly,  polychlorinated  biphenyls
   (PCBs)  and  polynuclear  aromatic
   hydrocarbons  (PAHs).

7.  Environmental Pollution  Control
   Alternatives-Drinking  Water - EPA's
   Center  for  Environmental   Research
   Information  is  developing  a document
   that  describes  concerns  with  drinking
   water  quality,  including  the  identification
   of contaminants,  the need  for  treatment,
   methods  available  for  treatment
   (description,  schematics,  performance,
Incineration  and  Alternative  Treatment  of Erie
getic Compounds to Minimize  Effects to  Air, Soil
 and Water, Supplies".

Ongoing.
                                                                               Expected  completion  September,  1990.
Document  due 4th quarter FY'90.
Emphasis modified to  focus on  small  systems.
Second  draft completed  for  internal  review.
                                                                                                                3/SO

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   ODW
DEADLINE
ACTIVITY
STATUS
                       7.  (cont.)
                          costs, case studies),  and charts  for
                          process  selection  and  costs for
                          removal  of  various  contaminants.

                       8.  Lead  Activities
                          a. Videotape - ODW will prepare a
                             videotape  as an  aid to the Lead in
                             School  Drinking Water  Manual.

                          b. Corrosion  Control  Guidance  Manual
                             This manual will explain  to PWSs  and
                             States  the steps  necessary to comply
                             with the  new  rules for lead and
                             copper  in drinking  water.   Sampling
                             and  corrosion  control  treatment,
                             especially  minimization  of lead
                             levels  at  the tap, will be  emphasized.
                             The  manual will be  coordinated with
                             the AWWARF corrosion  control  text.

                          c. Corrosion  Control  Training  Course
                             ODW  will sponsor  one pilot and several
                             additional  training  courses  on how  to
                             apply  the  guidance manual to meet  the
                             new  regulatory  requirements.

                       9.  Training  Strategy  - Strategy to address
                          highest  priority  training needs  using  the
                          resources  available   from  all  external
                          sources.
                                       Video  completion  date  second
                                       quarter FY '90.
                                       Draft  manual due 3rd quarter FY  '90.
                                       Training  course  will  be  developed
                                       4th  quarter FY '90.
                                       National  Coalition  meeting held on  March  5,
                                       1990.   Association  agreed  that the group
                                       should  meet twice a  year.  Proceedings from
                                       the  meeting available  from J. Lebowich.
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                                      INSTITUTIONAL  SUPPORT  INITIATIVE
   ODW
DEADLINE
                   ACTIVITY
             STATUS
                       1.  Florida Small  Systems Compliance
                          Improvements - Cooperative effort between
                          EPA, State, Counties, NRWA, and Florida RWA.
                          Objective  is to demonstrate  the  effectiveness
                          of a strong enforcement  presence  on  small  sys-
                          tem compliance.   Training  and  TA  are
                          available  to those wishing  to  avoid  enforce-
                          ment actions.  Pre and Post surveys of
                          drinking  water related  knowledge  and  attitudes.

                       2. PA  Mobile Home Parks  Cooperative -
                          Project to  demonstrate the  feasibility
                          of a group of  mobile home  park  systems to
                          enter  into  a cooperative  arrangement for
                          the  procurement of  operations  and
                          management services and  water treatment.
                                                          The  Steering Committee  met with Mike Cook
                                                          and   Howard Rhodes (DER) on  the project  to
                                                          discuss  progress  to  date.   The  first  training
                                                          session  in  Hillsborough  County was  conducted
                                                          on  February  14,  1990.
                                                          Eleven  MHPs are participating.    Monthly
                                                          "in-service"  meetings  are  being  conducted
                                                          between sponsors and  MHPs,  providing
                                                          participants  technical  assistance  O&M,
                                                          financial  self-assessment.    PSC is  providing
                                                          Circuit  Rider technical assistance:   weekly
                                                          visits to each system.  The Steering  Com-
                                                          mittee met at the end  of January.   The project
                                                          will be discussed  at  the AWWA Conference in
                                                          June.
   (3Q)
3.  Studv:   State Operator  Certification  Programs
   Evaluation  of current State certification
   programs to  determine the  feasibility of  a
   mandatory   certification  requirement.
The  institutional  support  workgroup re-
viewed aspects  of the  reports.   The  results
are being repackaged  based  upon  the  com-
ments.   A draft will  be circulated  for review
by  mid-March.
                       4.  National  Conference  of  State  Legislatures
                          Prepare  pamphlet directed  at  State legis-
                          latures on  SDWA and drinking water programs
                          for  legislatures on  and problems.   Workshop(s)
                          for  State legislators  and  their staffs to be
                          conducted.
                                                          The legislative  pamphlet  on  drinking  water
                                                          was distributed to State  legislators.   Copies
                                                          will be provided to the Regions  for their
                                                          information.   ASDWA  is  receiving  their own
                                                          copies.
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                                       INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT INITIATIVE
      ODW
   DEADLINE
                            ACTIVITY
             STATUS
     (4Q)
         5.  Small Water System Operation
            Certification  Exam  - Develop a standard
            certification  exam  for  operators of
            systems  serving 500 or  less people.

         6.  Workshop of  10-12 States  in developing
            legislative   proposal and strategies gov-
            erning the  viability  of  new small
            drinking  water systems.
The  ABC plans  to conduct regional work-
shops  involving  State  certification  per-
sonnel  as well  as State  drinking  water
personnel.

Task  order  is being developed, and dis-
cussions  on  the  content  and  format  are
being conducted.  This  will probably  be
scheduled for  late 4th  quarter.
                         7.  Information  Brochure    a publication  high-
                            lighting O&M, mergers and  acquisitions.
                                                                  A draft  will be  circulated for internal  com-
                                                                  ment in early  March.
                INITIATIVE  WORKGROUP
                                                                  Next meeting scheduled for 3rd quarter
Bill  Thurston
Mike  Leonard
Dan  Fraser
R9          Rich  Sieffert     Washington
R4          Dick  Coddington
Montana    John  Trax        NRWA
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                              NON-TRANSIENT NON-COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
   ODW
DEADLINE
                  ACTIVITY
            STATUS
   (4Q)
   (4Q)
1.  National  Education  Association
   Reach  written  agreement  with  the
   National  Education Association  on
   implementation  roles.

2.  Drinking Water  Seminars
   "How-to" Drinking  Water compliance
   seminars that  will be  co-sponsored
   by  the manufacturing associations.
Preliminary  Meetings  held;  follow-up
meetings  to  be  scheduled 
Concept Paper outlining  roles  of EPA  and
associations completed 12/89.    Seminar  pro-
posed for  4th  quarter  FY'90.
                      3.  Association  Meetings  - Individual
                         meetings  with  school  and industry
                         associations.   (See attached  list of
                         schools  and  industry  associations)
                                                        Meetings to be scheduled  3rd  quarter FY'90.
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                                         PUBLIC  EDUCATION INITIATIVE
   ODW
DEADLINE
                   ACTIVITY
             STATUS
   (4Q)
   (3Q)
                      1. Public Education  Strategy  Development
                         Cooperative  effort  with  OPPE  to  convene  a
                         a focus group to advise ODW on how to
                         communicate its messages  to  the  public.

                      2. Slide Show -  Development of a comprehensive
                         35mm slide show  with detailed  talking points.
   Additional modules  for  slide  show.

3.  Specific  Subject  General  Public  Pamphlets
   a. Bottled  Water
                          b.  Household  Water Treatment


                          c.  SDWA  for State and Local Officials


                          d.  Radon  Pamphlet



                          e.  Compliance/Enforcement   Pamphlet

                          f.  Citizens  guide


                          g.  Lead and Your Drinking  Water
4. National  Drinking  Water Week - National
   celebration  of Congressionally  mandated
   week.
                                                         Preliminary  meeting  with OPPE  held.  ODW
                                                         management has approved  concept.   Follow-up
                                                         meeting  with  OPPE  scheduled for March 20.
70 slide  Program  Overview  produced.   National
program  now available.   Condensed  Regional
presentation  scheduled  for  3rd quarter.

To be  developed 3rd quarter FY'90.
Pamphlet due 4th quarter  FY'90.   Contract
money  allocated.

Pamphlet due 4th quarter  FY'90.   Contract
money  allocated.

Pamphlet due 4th quarter  FY'90.   Contract
money  allocated.

In focus group for review  with OW, ORP.
Scheduled  completion 4th  quarter FY'90.
Final  draft  in OW for  approval.

Ongoing draft.   Scheduled  completion
4th quarter  FY'90.
Ongoing.  Draft  in review with J. Orme.
Scheduled  completion 4th  quarter FY'90.

This revision is  ongoing and  is  scheduled
for completion 4th  quarter  FY'90.

Ongoing.   Coordination  with coalition  for Nat'l
Drinking Water Week first  week of  May,  1990.
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                                         PUBLIC EDUCATION INITIATIVE
   ODW
DEADLINE
ACTIVITY
STATUS
                      5. Basic Outreach  Materials -  Assemble
                         resource  material for an  Office  biblio-
                         graphy  of available  information. Computer
                         software  package will be developed.

                      6. Drinking  Water Exhibit - Two exhibits (one
                         30  feet long and one pop-up portable)
                         available  for  meetings  and conferences.

                      7. Safe  Drinking  Water  Hotline - Primary
                         function  is to  assist  both the regulated
                         community and  the  Public  with  their
                         understanding  of  the regulations and
                         programs  developed  in  response  to  the
                         Safe  Drinking  Water Act Amendments
                         of 1986.

                      8. Lead  Activities:
                         Raleigh. NC Pilot Project  - ODW  conducted
                         a  pilot  public  education  project  to determine
                         which approaches  to public education work
                         best.  The results will be used  to refine the
                         proposed rules  and  to develop  a  public
                         education  program.

                         A Community Guide  to Lead in School
                         Drinking  Water.

                         Sampling  for Lead  at Nursery  Schools
                         and Dav Care Centers.
                                      All documents  have been  reviewed  and
                                      abstracted.  Moving into system  development
                                      phase.   System  due date 3rd  quarter  FY'90.
                                      Ongoing.
                                      Ongoing.
                                      Final  Report  is  scheduled for 3/90.
                                      Final  is scheduled for 3/90.
                                      Final  is scheduled for 3/90.
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                                       PUBLIC  EDUCATION INITIATIVE
   ODW
DEADLINE
ACTIVITY
STATUS
                     8.  Lead Activities  (com.):

                        Pamphlet  on Lead  for pregnant  women
                        and families  with  school  age children - We
                        have developed  this  pamphlet  for  pregnant
                        women  and families  in order to  educate
                        particular segment  of the  public on  the
                        problems, sources,  and health  effects  of
                        lead. Pilot project  in Raleigh, NC.  We hope
                        to go nationwide with it soon.
                                    This pamphlet is in Draft.   Completion is
                                    scheduled for 4th quarter.
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                                   ODW/OMPC JOINT ACTIVITIES WORKPLAN
LEAD
                      PROJECT
                   STATUS
 OMPC
 OMPC
 OMPC
CoBank/RCAC
Financing  and Outreach for Small Systems  -
Objective  is  implementation of  a pilot  Financing
and  management assistance  program  for  water
and  wastewiter  systems with  compliance  problems.
Project  seeks to identify  leadership  opportunities
and  potential contributions from private  sector
lenders to address the  small  systems  need  for  long
term,  fixed-rate financing.

RCAC Arizona  Outreach Demonstration  Project
Objective  is  to  demonstrate  the  effectiveness
of a comprehensive outreach  program  providing
information  and   assistance for small, rural  com-
munities in  Arizona.  The  project includes 3  major
components:
l)Developing a  formal  state  outreach initiative
   in cooperation with  an  advisory  team of key
   players.
                   2) Implementing  a  pilot project  to  bring  3
                      communities  experiencing  significant  water
                      and  wastewater problems  into compliance.
                   3) Document  the results and  benefits of the  project.
Joint   Publications
   Credit  Worthiness  Brochure -
   This  project  would develop a  short,  easily under-
   standable financial brochure  for  local  water
   and wastewater officials  explaining how  to
   determine and improve  a community's  credit
   worthiness.
                                                                          Continuing  on-site  assessments  and  working  with
                                                                          local officials.   CoBank and  subcontractor reviewing
                                                                          current management  and structure  of 2  selected
                                                                          communities to ensure  viability of  proposed
                                                                          financing  and  ownership  options.
Outreach  Strategy  Development
*  Formal  outreach plan discussed.   Statewide
   master outreach  agenda  worked  up by  RIC and
   State outreach  providers.   State resource  guide
   reviewed final draft due  March  10.   State
   Resource  Analysis  completed.    Presentation
   on  project  to be given on  March 28  as part
   of  ODW/OMPC  joint outreach  conference.
   Matrix  of  outreach  services completed.
   Statewide  training  and  funding  calendar
   proposed.
Assistance  to  Achieve Compliance
*  Work with communities progressing.   Action
   plans and  on-site visits  completed.   Waiting
   for Region 9  ruling to  proceed.
gPWA Compliance  Clinics
*  2  have  been held.
*  AZDEQ to hold  monthly  clinics in 1990 with
   info and resource  materials from  RCAC.

Task  Order  completed  and  is  awaiting  approval.
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                                   ODW/OMPC JOINT ACTIVITIES WORKPLAN
LEAD
                       PROJECT
                    STATUS
 OMPC


 OMPC
 CDW
 OMPC
 CDW
   Building Support for Increased User  Fees
   Pamphlet

   Building Support for Increased User  Fees
   Pamphlet  (cont'd)
   This project  will develop  a  foldout specifically
   for small community officials  which would  be a
   summary of  the information  contained  in   the
   EPA publication  titled  "Building  Support for
   Increasing  User  Fees".

   Progress in Helping  Small Systems
   Joint  report  on the  accomplishments  of the
   Mobilization  and outreach efforts to  assist
   small  systems.   The  report will contain  a sum-
   mary   of a few success stories with small systems.
   Intended audiences  include States,  national  asso-
   ciations, and  the  general public.

Water  Conservation in  Small Communities  --
Case Studies
To develop  the text and graphical layout  for a  pam-
phlet  on  effective water  conservation  programs
for  small  communities (population  to  10,000 or
less).   Intended  audience will be small community
political and utility officials,  as  well as  assistance
providers (RCAFs, FraHA,  HUD,  Cooperative Exten-
tion  Service,  etc.).

Joint  Meetings

   National  Meeting  -  Joint meeting for all Mobili-
   zation  and Score  Coordinators during March 26-
   30.   Promote  greater awareness  and  cooperation.
Task  Order is  being  developed;  project  awaiting
funding.
Project  to  be completed  under "quick  turn-
around" tasks  of CADMUS work  assignment.
Task  Order being developed.
Meeting  scheduled for Marriott,  Fairview  Park,
Fairfax, VA.   Agenda is being  developed.  Draft
agenda and invitation  sent  out  to  Regions.
Speakers  and  panels being  put  together.  Draft
agenda and invitations  sent out  to  Regions.
Speakers  arid  panels being put  together.
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                                      ODW/OMPC JOINT ACTIVITIES WORKPLAN
LEAD 	PROJECT	STATUS	

 CDW             Regional  Forum - Joint Mobilization/Outreach        Region  7's workshop is March 7-8,  1990 in
                    meetings in  Regions for Regional, State, and       Kansas  City,   we have approved a proposal  from
                    Association  staff.                               Region  4,  and now have  formal  proposals
                                                                 from Regions 3 and 8.
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                                   FY1989  MOBILIZATION  INCENTIVE GRANTS
REGION I


                            PROJECT                                              STATUS

THE POWER TO PROTECT - THE LOCAL ROLE IN GROUND WATER
PROTECTION - Melissa Paley (617) 565-3558

Production of a 25  minute  video  tape that provides technical  assis-          Completed  filming  video; video  being edited.  Com-
tance  to local  municipal officials, water utility  operators  and regional      pletion  expected 2nd  quarter FY'90.   Putting  together
planners  on  the importance  and methods  of  protecting  ground  water        brochure to  announce the video.
supplies.   The program will  include 4 case studies of communities  that
have  confronted ground water  problems and  developed  unique  pro-
grams to  address  them.

Federal  Funding - $13,000  Matching Funds - $12,000
PLUMBING INSPECTOR TRAINING - (MASSACHUSETTS)
   Kevin Riley (617)  565-3619

Development  and  video  tape  of  3  training sessions for plumbing inspec-    Massachusetts,  New  England  Water Works Association
tors  in  areas  of lead plumbing/corrosion control, cross connections,       and  the  Board of Plumbing  Inspectors  have  completed
and  point-of-use  and  point-of-entry  treatment devices.                    the script.   Filming  on 3/20-22.

Federal Funding - $10,000  Matching Funds -  $8,000
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                                   FY1989  MOBILIZATION INCENTIVE GRANTS
REGION II
                           PROJECT
               STATUS
PACKAGE SLOW SAND FILTRATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT -
(PUERTO RICO)  Susan Shaw (212) 264-4448

Construction,  installation  and  monitoring of 2  full scale  prefabricated
package  slow  sand  filters.   Monitoring will be for turbidity and bac-
teriological.   The  package  plants are potentially  inexpensive, effective,
and  require  low skilled  maintenance which makes them  potentially
an ideal  technology for  small systems.

Federal Funding - $15,000  Matching Funds - $8,000
Revised  workplan  due March, 1990.
WORKSHOP FOR RAIN WATER COLLECTION SYSTEM OPERATORS -
(VIRGIN  ISLANDS)  Edwin Khadaran (212)  264-1347

Development  of  a  training workshop and  operation  maintenance
manual for operators of rain  water  collection systems.

Federal Funding - $10,000   Matching Funds - $3,334
Workshop  completed  in  August.

Document  entitled  "Operation and  Maintenance  of
Rain Water  Catchment System" developed in con-
junction with  training  workshops  available  from
Peter  Shanaghan.   More  workshops  are  planned  if
funding  is  made  available.
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                                   FY1989  MOBILIZATION INCENTIVE GRANTS
REGION III


                            PROJECT                                             STATUS

SMALL SYSTEM FINANCIAL VIABILITY STUDY -  (PENNSYLVANIA)

Development of a model law  or regulation  which would set  minimum       The State  of  Pennsylvania will be conducting the
viability requirements for  small  water systems.   This  project would        Viability Study through  a  contractor.   The RFP has
included an evaluation of minimum revenues  needed  to  comply  with        been issued  by Pennsylvania; Grant  will be  awarded
the  current and  proposed  regulations,  the  corresponding  system          in mid March.  Completion  of  study  due 4th  quarter  i
size necessary  to  generate  the  revenues,  the  O&M capabilities re-          FY'90.
quired  to remain viable, and  the ability  to collect revenues.

Federal Funding -  $34,300  Matching Funds  -  $80.700
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                                  FY1989 MOBILIZATION  INCENTIVE GRANTS
REGION  IV


                           PROJECT                                              STATUS

PREPARATION OF COMPLIANCE MANUAL - (FLORIDA)
   Carl a  Pierce  (404) 347-2913

Development of  a  manual  that would give step by step compliance          EPA has not received a draft of the RFP from
instructions  for  all requirements under the  Safe Drinking  Water Act      Florida.  The contract will  be  awarded May 31.
as Amended.   The Manual  would  include monitoring requirements,        August  31,  the contractor  will submit  the  final
construction, operation,  public  notification, lead  testing,  and THM         report  to  the state.
and radioactivity compliance.   It  would  be designed so that a State's
drinking  water rules  could be included.  The target audience is
public water  systems  operators.

Federal Funding  -  $10,000  Matching Funds - $7,500
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                                     FY1989 MOBILIZATION  INCENTIVE  GRANTS
REGION  VIII
                             PROJECT
                S T A T IJ S
MOBILIZATION TO COMMUNICATE THE IMPACT OF RADIONUCLIDE
CONTAMINANTS ON SMALL DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS - (WYOMING)
   David  Schmidt  (303) 293-1415

Development  of a  manual that  could  be used to assess, communicate,
and  manage  the risks  of radionuclide contamination  of small  water
systems.   The main thrust of this effort will  be to identify systems
that  may  violate  the  future  MCL  for  radionuclide contaminants and
to mobilize the  communities to  support the owner/operators of the
small systems  in  resolving  the  contamination  problems.

Federal  Funding  -  $20,000  Matching Funds  -  $1,000
Issued  a  $20,000  grant to AWWA  in  cooperation  with  the
Rocky  Mountain AWWA section.   Have  held  several
meetings  with  AWWA headquarters.   At  the  last  meeting
AWWA delivered a workplan with names of 2-4  systems
with high levels  of  Uranium and  Radon;  these systems
may need capital improvements.  The assistance  to be
delivered  will  cover  risk  communication, alternative
financing, technical needs  assessment.   May  have a
more  general meeting  for  other systems  based on con-
taminants' levels  and  interest.   Completion  4th  quarter
FY'90.
MOBILIZATION TO BAN LEAD FROM DRINKING WATER - (PRIMACY
STATES - REGION VIII)
    David  Schmidt (303)  293-1415

Full analysis  of State lead ban  issues as  they relate to the  Lead Ban
Rule.  Reports will  be issued  for  each  State describing the  institutional
structure  and  resources required  to implement  the  Lead  Ban.

Federal Funding - $5,000   Matching Funds - $ -0-
Report  phase  complete.
Reports  on  the  States  include:

   1.     Statute and  analyses  of missing regulations.
   2.     State's  ability  to  implement  and enforce.

States have  received 9-10 reports.   Region  VIII has
requested  that states explain how  they will manage  the
identified  deficiencies.
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                                   FY1989 MOBILIZATION INCENTIVE  GRANTS
REGION X


                            PROJECT                                               STATUS

ALASKA DRINKING WATER PROJECT - (ALASKA)
   Larry  Worley (206) 442-1893

Development of posters, pamphlets,  etc., for  display in local  health         Person in charge on health  workers side is  not
clinics  highlighting "Safe Drinking Water".   These  materials  will be       cooperating.   This project is in  trouble.
used in conjunction  with  training sessions prepared for  selected
Alaskan remote  villages.  The sessions would address topics such as
waterborne diseases,  untreated  drinking water health effects,  and
roles of  PWS operators  protecting  community health.

Federal Funding -  $15,000   Matching Funds - $8.000
A PROPOSAL FOR DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING A MODEL BUDGET
FOR SMALL WATER SYSTEMS - (WASHINGTON)

Development  of  model budgets  for  small water systems and development   Project  proceeding well,  but  behind  schedule;  all
of a user's guide to be used by small  water systems to develop  their bud-    contractor paperwork  is  in  for approval.  Expect to
gets.   The guide would  help  a  small water  systems to better meet drinking  have  consultant  working  not  later than March  1.
water   requirements.                                                    'ai>  Ephremides  has  been in contact  with  Washington
                                                                       staffers.
Federal Funding  - $15,000  Matching Funds $5,000
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