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NO. 50. AN ACT RELATING TO LABELING OF CONTAINERIZED, BOTTLED, AND PACKAGED DRINKING WATER.

(H.332)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. 10 V.S.A. § 1673(f) is amended to read:

(f) A person shall not sell imported or domestic containerized, bottled or packaged drinking water in the state of Vermont unless:

(1) the water and the source and system of the imported water is regulated by drinking water standards or requirements substantially equivalent to or more stringent than standards or requirements established by the secretary pursuant to subsection 1672(b) of this title and the importer of the water has presented certification of such standards*[;]* .

(2) the water and the source and system of the domestic drinking water meet the standards or requirements established by the secretary pursuant to subsection 1672(b) of this title*[;]* .

(3) *[the water is labeled to show the amounts of arsenic, lead, sodium, and nitrates it contains, together with the amounts of any other chemicals, minerals or contaminants as required by the secretary. The label shall also indicate that further information about the water is available from the agency; and]*

(4) the name, source and the location of the bottler of spring *[or]*, artesian, or municipal water are identified.

Approved: June 1, 1999