25.3002 Definitions.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 25.3002]

As used in this chapter:

(a) “Administrator” means the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

(b) “Agency” means the Department of Health or such other Territorial agency as shall be charged with responsibility for implementation and enforcement of this chapter.

(c) “Contaminant” means any physical, chemical, biological, or radiological substance or matter in water.

(d) “Director” means the Director of the Health agency or his designee.

(e) “Federal act” means the federal Safe Drinking Water Act PL 93-523 and PL 95-190 and any amendments to them.

(f) “Federal agency” means any department agency, or instrumentality of the United States.

(g) “Municipality” means a district, county, village or other public body created by or pursuant to territorial law.

(h) “National primary drinking water regulations” means primary drinking water regulations promulgated by the administrator under the federal act.

(i) “Person” means an individual, corporation, company, association, partnership, municipality, or federal agency, or department of the government other than the department of health.

(ii) “Primary drinking water rules” means a Territorial rule which:

(1) applies to a public water system;

(2) specifies contaminants which, in the judgment of the Director, may have any adverse ef-fect on the health of persons;

(3) specifies for each contaminant either;

(A) a maximum contaminant level, if in the judgment of the director it is economically and technologically feasible to ascertain the level of such contaminant in public water systems; or

(B) if in the judgment of the Director it is not economically or technologically feasible to ascertain the level of the contaminant, each treatment technique known to the Director which leads to a reduction in the level of the contaminant sufficient to satisfy the requirements of 25.3003: and

(4) contains criteria and procedures to assure a supply of drinking water which dependably complies with such maximum contaminant levels: including quality control and testing procedures to insure compliance with such levels and to insure proper operation and maintenance of the system and requirements as to:

(A) the minimum quality of water which may be taken into the system: and

(B) new construction or alteration of public water systems.

(k) “Public water system” means a system for the provision to the public of piped water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances; if that system has at least 15 service connections or regularly serves at least 25 individuals. A public water system includes:

(1) any collection, treatment, storage, and distribution facilities under control of the operator of such system and used primarily in connection with such system;

(2) any collection or pretreatment storage facilities not under such control which are used primarily in connection with such systems.

(1) “Supplier of water” means any person who owns or operates a public water system.

History: 1979, PL 16-13 § 1;amd 1980, PL 16-61 § 1; amd 2002, PL 27-30.

Amendments: 1980 Subsection (e): added “and PL 95-190 and any amendments to them”. Subsection (1): added “, or department of the government other than the Department of Health”.