Department of Health and Human Services June 9, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 05-11455
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-11425
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Beverages: Bottled Water
Document Number: 05-11406
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending its bottled water quality standard regulations by revising the existing allowable level for the contaminant arsenic. As a consequence, bottled water manufacturers are required to monitor their finished bottled water products for arsenic at least once each year under the current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations for bottled water. Bottled water manufacturers are also required to monitor their source water for arsenic as often as necessary, but at least once every year unless they meet the criteria for the source water monitoring exemptions under the CGMP regulations. This final rule will ensure that the minimum quality of bottled water, as affected by arsenic, remains comparable with the quality of public drinking water that meets the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) standards.