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Reply Reply to Comment o Collapse Subdiscussion Iris Alanis Iris Alanis YesterdayJul 7 at 11:27am Manage Discussion Entry Julie: It's nice to read that the coastal beaches are going to be monitored more effectively for contamination. Many of the problems we face are man made problems such as the sewage system facilities being too close to the beach areas which increases the chances of sewage to be leaked into the beach. When they design the next sewage systems, change their locations, and carefully screening the impact on the environment, that should decrease the impact on the environment. I'm glad to know that they will keep monitoring the contaminants in the coastal areas and try to reduce them and preserve the environment. Reply Reply to Comment o Collapse Subdiscussion Elizabeth Bowers Elizabeth Bowers YesterdayJul 7 at 9:08pm Manage Discussion Entry Hey, this is similar to the bill I chose but mine was monitoring rivers and lakes. I think that its great for the EPA to make recommendations but I wonder if it should be more than every 4 years. My family and I visit Corpus each summer and we love the beaches. We always look up information on the bacteria levels of the different beaches before going. I love having this information available so we can make informed decisions. Thank you for your post. Reply Reply to Comment Collapse Subdiscussion Kristina Bowen
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Kristina Bowen SundayJul 5 at 9:47pm Manage Discussion Entry I chose to discuss an amendment proposed to House Bill No. 2385, which is titled the “Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act”. This Act was originally passed on May 1, 1984. The addendum to this act was proposed and sponsored by David H. Zimmerman, a Republican serving the county of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has been a member of the house since 2015 to present ( Representative David H. Zimmerman , n.d.). This addendum was presented on April 6, 2020. The addendum to the Safe Drinking Water Act tries to correct the overreach of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In the past, the DEP has been overriding the Federal government by doing well checks and questioning the source of the water and at times, unnecessarily posing more costly regulations than needed. This act will rectify that overreach and put the emphasis back on quality of water rather than the source of water. The regulations in the past have been costing schools and small businesses financial harm. This legislation intends to reestablish federal government standards as the baseline for Pennsylvania waters. The addendum to this act will help to prevent unnecessary costs posed by the DEP on water regulation. It will also help safeguard and ensure the quality of water to remain in compliance with federal regulations. This will prevent the DEP's overreach in shutting down schools and small businesses. Most importantly, this will help ensure clean, safe drinking water for residents. I do agree with this legislation. The DEP was causing unnecessary mandated closures of small businesses and schools based
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  • Spring '17
  • Drinking water, environmental protection agency, United States Environmental Protection Agency

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