Before a person may enter into a financial commitment for or initiate construction
of a new public water system or increase the capacity of an existing public water
system, he shall notify the State and, to the extent practicable, avoid locating part
or all of the new or expanded facility at a site which:
(a) Is subject to a significant risk from earthquakes, floods, fires or other disasters
which could cause a breakdown of the public water system or a portion thereof; or
(b) Except for intake structures, is within the floodplain of a 100–year flood or is
lower than any recorded high tide where appropriate records exist. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not seek to override land use decisions
affecting public water systems siting which are made at the State or local government
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