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Appendix 1977 AMENDMENT TO SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT Appendix A in the 1977 NAS publication Drinking Water and Health (p. 905) is entitled "Legislation and Terms of Reference of the Study." It describes the purpose of the legislation, gives an abridged summary of it, explains why it was needed, and describes what subjects are to be addressed in the National Academy of Sciences study mandated by the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 (PL93-523~. Section 1412(e)~2) of the 1974 act called.for results of the NAS study to be reported to Congress no later than two (2) years after the date of enactment of the title. The Safe Drinking Water amendments of 1977 authorized continua- tion of the agreement with the NAS to revise the study "reflecting new information which has become available since the most recent previous report [and which] shall be reported to Congress each two years thereafter." 381