Yikes! Have you seen this from the EPA?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
-- S.Rathers (email@example.com), December 13, 1998
Anyone that drinks water should be conserned. Here is the Url for the EPA y2k site and below that their site from the Office of Water a must read and also a quote from the above URL at the end of this post.
check it out
EPA's Year 2000 Internet Website http://www.epa.gov/year2000/index.htm
=========================================== Office Of Water Y2K Sector Action Plan http://www.epa.gov/year2000/ow.htm#Water
=========================================== EPA's Y2K Environmental Sector Action Plans http://www.epa.gov/year2000/sectors.html
=========================================== EPA's Y2K Enforcement Policy http://es.epa.gov/oeca/eptdd/ocy2k.html
EPA's Y2K Enforcement Policy
Summary. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces today an enforcement policy designed to encourage prompt testing of computer-related equipment to ensure that environmental compliance is not impaired by the Year 2000 ("Y2K") computer bug. Under this policy, EPA states its intent to waive 100% of the civil penalties that might otherwise apply, and to recommend against criminal prosecution, for environmental violations caused during specific tests that are designed to identify and eliminate Y2K-related malfunctions. This policy is limited to testing-related violations disclosed to EPA by February 1, 2000, and it is subject to certain conditions, such as the need to design and conduct the tests well in advance of the dates in question, the need to conduct the tests for the shortest possible period of time necessary, the need to correct any testing-related violations immediately, and other conditions to ensure that protection of human health and the environment is not compromised.
-- Brian Henderson (imager@@ampsc.com), December 13, 1998.
Ouch! Says Mother Earth. Guess humans are finally in a State Of Emergency about Y2K, behind the scenes. Hope the lesson learned is not to be so short sighted, next time, beyond 2000. -- ME
-- (Mother@Earthlink.net), December 13, 1998.
It's needed. A small light of reason in an otherwise bleak landscape.
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1998.