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Definitions, reporting methodologies, and contacts for FY 07 Program Activity Measures (PAMs) Subobjective: Safe Drinking Water


SDW-1 (a,b) [related to SDW-3 in FY 06]

Measure:
Percent of community water systems (CWSs) and number of tribal community water systems that have undergone a sanitary survey within three years of their last sanitary survey (five years for outstanding performers) as required under the Interim Enhanced and Long-Term 1 Surface Water Treatment Rules.

Type: Target

Who Reports in ACS: Regions

Responsible OGWDW Division: Drinking Water Protection

Definition/How to Report:
The Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) requires states to conduct sanitary surveys once every three years only for community systems that are surface water or ground water under direct influence of surface water systems, not for all community systems. Ground water systems will not be included under the requirement to conduct sanitary surveys until the Ground Water Rule (GWR) is promulgated. For community systems determined by the state to have outstanding performance based on prior sanitary surveys, subsequent sanitary surveys may be conducted no less than every five years (per 142.16(b)(3)(ii)).

Contact:
Ronald Bergman, OGWDW, (bergman.ronald@epa.gov), (202) 564-3823

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SDW-2 [new measure in FY 07]

Measure:
Percent of the data for violations of health-based standards at public water systems that is accurate and complete in SDWIS-FED for all maximum contaminant level and treatment technique rules (excluding the Lead and Copper Rule). [based on three year rolling data from data verification audits]

Type: Indicator

Who Reports in ACS: HQ

Responsible OGWDW Division: Drinking Water Protection

Definition/How to Report: (n/a)

Contact:
Charles Job, OGWDW, (job.charles@epa.gov), (202) 564-3941

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SDW-3 [new measure in FY 07]

Measure:
Percent of the Lead and Copper Rule action level data for community water systems serving over 3,300 people that is complete in SDWIS-FED.

Type: Indicator

Who Reports in ACS: HQ

Responsible OGWDW Division:Drinking Water Protection

Definition/How to Report: (n/a)

Contact:
Charles Job, OGWDW, (job.charles@epa.gov), (202) 564-3941

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SDW-4 (a,b) [new measure in FY 07]

Measure:
Percent of community water systems and non-transient, non-community water systems that have do not exceed the action level for lead of 15 ppb at the 90th percentile level.

Type: Indicator

Who Reports in ACS: HQ

Responsible OGWDW Division:Drinking Water Protection

Definition/How to Report: (n/a)

Contact:
Ronald Bergman, OGWDW, (bergman.ronald@epa.gov), (202) 564-3823

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SDW-5 [new measure in FY 07]

Measure: Percent of the “person months” (i.e., the population served by community water systems times 12 months) during which community water systems provide drinking water that meets all applicable health-based drinking water standards.

Type: Indicator

Who Reports in ACS: Regions

Responsible OGWDW Division: Drinking Water Protection

Definition/How to Report: (n/a)

Contact:
Elizabeth Corr, OGWDW, (corr.elizabeth@epa.gov), (202) 564-3798

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SDW-6 [related to SDW-5 in FY 06]

Measure:
Fund utilization rate [cumulative loan agreement dollars to the cumulative funds available for projects] for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

Type: Target

Who Reports in ACS: Regions

Responsible OGWDW Division: Drinking Water Protection

Definition/How to report:
As provided to Office of Management and Budget as a long-term output /efficiency goal Program Assessment Rating Tool response: "The fund utilization rate shows how many dollars of assistance were provided for each dollar made available for projects. It measures all funds (federal and non-federal) signed into loans against all funds (federal and non-federal) made available for projects. It is calculated by dividing cumulative assistance provided in the form of executed loans by cumulative funds available for projects."

Assistance Provided as a % of Funds Available = "Cumulative DWSRF Assistance Provided" divided by "Cumulative Funds Available"

Contact:
Charles Job, OGWDW, (job.charles@epa.gov), (202) 564-3941
Peter Shanaghan, OGWDW, (shanaghan.peter@epa.gov), (202) 564-3848

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SDW-7 (a,b) [related to SDW-6 in FY 06]

Measure:
The number of DWSRF projects that have initiated operations and will assist in returning a community water system to compliance with drinking water standards. (cumulative)

Type: * SDW-7a is a Target measure / SDW-7b is an Indicator measure.

Who Reports in ACS: Regions

Responsible OGWDW Division: Drinking Water Protection

Definition/How to Report:
The Drinking Water National Information Management System (DWNIMS) is the information system of record for the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund. All States report data for their DWSRF program to DWNIMS once each year. EPA develops a national summary of the DWSRF program from this data. Line 183 in DWNIMS reports the number of projects completed each year while line 184 reports the cumulative number of projects completed since program inception. For all practical purposes, projects completed means projects initiating operations.

Contact:
Charles Job, OGWDW, (job.charles@epa.gov), (202) 564-3941
Peter Shanaghan, OGWDW, (shanaghan.peter@epa.gov), (202) 564-3848

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SDW-8 [related to SDW-8 in FY 06]

Measure:
EPA will install and begin initial operations of monitoring and surveillance pilots to provide early warning of contamination in select drinking water systems.

Type: Target

Who Reports in ACS: HQ

Responsible OGWDW Division: Water Security

Definition/How to report:
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9 directs EPA to develop a comprehensive, nationwide monitoring and surveillance program that would provide early warning of an intentional contamination event. In FY 2005, EPA began formulating the conceptual framework to determine the individual components that would comprise an effective contaminant warning system. This work will continue through the remainder of FY 2005, so that by 2006, EPA will develop a pilot program to test the various components of the system. In addition, EPA will consult with SAB in the program design and evaluation, as directed by Congress. The contaminant warning system involves three distinct but interfacing components: on-line water quality monitors, contaminant specific laboratory analysis, and public health surveillance data. The pilot will entail applying probabilistic models to determine optimal sensor locations in the distribution system. These sensor locations will target standard water quality parameters and specific high priority contaminants.

EPA will attest as to whether the pilot has initiated operations.

Contact:
David Travers, OGWDW, (travers.david@epa.gov), (202) 564-4638

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SDW-9 (a,b,c,d) [related to SDW-12 in FY 06]

Measure:
Separately for each class of well, the percent of Class I, II, III wells identified in significant violation, and Class V wells identified in violation, that are addressed by the UIC program.

Type: Target

Who Reports in ACS: Regions

Responsible OGWDW Division: Drinking Water Protection

Definition/How to Report:
For significant violations, reporting will be for the number of Class I, II, III wells with significant violations in the reporting year, and the number of wells with significant violations that are addressed will be divided by the number of wells with significant violations, separately by class.

For violations, reporting will be for the number of Class V wells with violations in the reporting year, and the number of wells with violations that were addressed. The number of wells with violations that are addressed will be divided by the number of wells with violations.

Contact:
Ann Codrington, OGWDW, (codrington.ann@epa.gov), (202) 564-4688
Kristy Burt, OGWDW, (burt.kristy@epa.gov), (202) 564-4643

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SDW-10 [related to SDW-13 in FY 06]

Measure:
Percent of identified Class V Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal wells that are closed or permitted.

Type: Target

Who Reports in ACS: Regions

Responsible OGWDW Division: Drinking Water Protection

Definition/How to Report:
States should report the number of Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Wells (MVWDWs) addressed, either through closure or issuance of a permit both for the reporting year and program history. States will also report the cumulative number of MVWDWs identified since the beginning of their program as well as identified in the current reporting year. The cumulative numbers will be compared to the previous years' totals, and a percentage will be calculated. The totals reported in the first reporting year will be the baseline for this measure.

Contact:
Ann Codrington, OGWDW, (codrington.ann@epa.gov), (202) 564-4688
Kristy Burt, OGWDW, (burt.kristy@epa.gov), (202) 564-4643

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SDW-11 (a,b,c) [related to SDW-14 in FY 06]

Measure:
Separately for each class of well, the percent of Class I, II, III wells (salt solution mining wells – Class III only) that maintain mechanical integrity.

Type: Indicator

Who Reports in ACS: Regions

Responsible OGWDW Division: Drinking Water Protection

Definition/How to Report:
The number of wells with MI failures will be reported for these classes of wells: Class I, Class II, and Class III. Because almost all Class III wells that are required to maintain mechanical integrity are salt solution mining wells, the reporting will be for all Class III wells, which is information directly derived from reporting on mechanical integrity failures on 7520-2B.

The number of wells maintaining mechanical integrity will be divided by the number of wells in the inventory for each Class separately to calculate the percentage for the measure.

Contact:
Ann Codrington, OGWDW, (codrington.ann@epa.gov), (202) 564-4688
Kristy Burt, OGWDW, (burt.kristy@epa.gov), (202) 564-4643

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SDW-12 [related to SDW-15 in FY 06]

Measure:
Number, and national percent, of high priority Class V wells identified in ground water based community water system source water areas that are closed or permitted.

Type: Indicator

Who Reports in ACS: Regions

Responsible OGWDW Division: Drinking Water Protection

Definition/How to Report:
High priority wells include motor vehicle waste disposal wells, large capacity cesspools, industrial wells, plus any other categories identified by the State. Reporting will be for the cumulative number and current reporting year number of high priority Class V wells identified in the ground water-based CWSs of a state. States will report the cumulative number and current reporting year number of high priority Class V wells in ground water-based CWSs that have been closed or permitted. The number of wells closed or permitted will be divided by the number of wells in ground water-based CWSs to calculate the percentage for the measure. The states' first year of reported information on the cumulative number of high priority Class V wells identified in their program history will serve as the baseline for this measure.

Contact:
Ann Codrington, OGWDW, (codrington.ann@epa.gov), (202) 564-4688
Kristy Burt, OGWDW, (burt.kristy@epa.gov), (202) 564-4643

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SDW-13 [related to SDW-17 in FY 06]

Measure:
Percent of community water system intakes using source water that has been designated for a drinking water use.

Type: Indicator

Who Reports in ACS: HQ reports data by Region

Responsible OGWDW and OST Division: OGWDW (Drinking Water Protection), OST (Standards and Health Protection)

Definition/How to Report:
OGWDW will provide data on the Community Water System (CWS) intakes. The Water Quality Standards (WQS) for those locations will be identified and the resulting draft baseline will be validated by the states. The percentage will be computed using the following formula: Number of CWSs with protective WQS divided by the number of CWS that use surface waters for supply.

Contacts:
Ann Codrington, OGWDW, (codrington.ann@epa.gov), (202) 564-4688
Mike Muse, OGWDW, (muse.mike@epa.gov), (202) 564-3892
Bill Kramer, OST, kramer.bill@epa.gov, (202) 566-0385

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SDW-14 (PAM 18)

Measure:
Percent of community water system intakes for which the source water was assessed during the most recent reporting cycle.

Type: Target

Who Reports in ACS: HQ reports data by Region

Responsible OGWDW and OWOW Division: OGWDW (Drinking Water Protection)

Definition/How to Report: (n/a)

Contact:
Ann Codrington, OGWDW, (codrington.ann@epa.gov), (202) 564-4688
Mike Muse, OGWDW, (muse.mike@epa.gov), (202) 564-3892
OWOW (n/a)

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SDW-15 [related to SDW-19 in FY 06]

Measure:

Percent of water body impairments identified by states in 2002, in which there is a community water system surface water intake and the impairment cause is for either a drinking water use or a pollutant that is regulated as a drinking water contaminant for (a) a TMDL, and (b) those waterbody impairments have been restored.

Type: Indicator

Who Reports in ACS: HQ reports data by Region

Responsible OGWDW and OWOW Division: OGWDW (Drinking Water Proection)

Definition/How to Report: (n/a)

Contact:
Ann Codrington, OGWDW, (codrington.ann@epa.gov), (202) 564-4688
Mike Muse, OGWDW, (muse.mike@epa.gov), (202) 564-3892
OWOW (n/a)

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