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S. 790 (106th): Bottled Water Safety and Right to Know Act of 1999

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 13, 1999.

Bottled Water Safety and Right to Know Act of 1999 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to: (1) direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to identify and establish standards for contaminants in bottled water at least as protective as for national primary drinking water; and (2) transfer regulatory authority over bottled water to the Environmental Protection Agency if such standards are not established within the required time frame. Sets forth contaminant, source, and treatment related reporting and labeling requirements for bottled water manufacturers. Requires such information to be made available to the public. Makes the failure of a bottled water manufacturer to submit an annual report or display required label information a prohibited act.