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48) EPA defines maximum contaminant level goal as "the maximum level of a contaminant in drinking water at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons would occur, and which allows an adequate margin of safety.
Our Maximum Contaminant Level goal for Atrazine in this country should be set at 0," Tillery added.
The bill calls for a study by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to determine an "appropriate maximum contaminant level goal for chromium 6," a substance used as a rust inhibitor and in paint pigment.
Standard Setting Process Under current law, EPA is required to set a maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) "at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effects on the health of persons occur and which allows an adequate margin of safety" for each contaminant to be regulated.
Current Law For each contaminant which will be regulated, EPA is required to set a maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG).
The law requires EPA to set Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (MCLGs) for contaminants that are carcinogenic at zero.