Title

A Process Comparison of the Environmental Protection Agency's Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and Safe Drinking Water Act

Date of Award

5-30-2005

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Environmental Policy And Management

Degree Name

Master of Environmental Policy And Management

Department

Environmental Policy And Management

Advisor

John Hill

Keywords

Drinking water -- Law and legislation -- United States; Drinking water -- Standards -- United States; Drinking Water Contaminants; Enviromental Regulation; Environmental Pollution; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; National Primary Drinking Water Regulations; Pesticide Residues; Pesticide residues in foo

Abstract

Pesticide residues and drinking water contaminants can cause harm to human health if not properly regulated. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets national standards to regulate pesticide residues and drinking water contaminants under two laws: The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. A process comparison study of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and Safe Drinking Water Act was conducted. The study showed that regulators responsible for each law follow similar guidelines in setting national standards. Regulators implementing these laws work closely together, learn form each other, and use what they have learned to improve their regulatory efforts.

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