Frequent Questions

Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, all community water systems serving populations greater than 3,300 persons must conduct vulnerability assessments. Will EPA be approving or certifying submitted vulne

No. EPA will not be approving or certifying submitted vulnerability assessments. However, EPA will ensure basic compliance with the Act by tracking the submission of vulnerability assessments, vulnerability assessment certifications, and emergency response plan certifications. EPA will also review a statistically representative sample of the submitted vulnerability assessments to ensure all applicable requirements of the Act are being met.
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