Fecal Coliform Question -- Alan Rubin
Retired EPA author of Part 503 Sludge Regulation???

Subject: Re: fecal coliform
Date: 7/13/2007 8:17:10 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
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Jim:

Yes I am enjoying retirement and hope you are well.  The people to direct your questions to are Drs. Jim
Smith and Mark Meckes at EPA's ORD laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio.  They are actively involved in microbial
issues re biosolids and wastewaters as well as ambient waters.  From previous e mails in which they and you
were addressees, you will find their e mail addresses.

Cheers

Alan
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Subject: fecal coliform
Date: 7/13/2007 5:46:37 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
From: BynJam
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Alan B. Rubin, Ph.D.

Hi Alan:
Hope you are enjoying your retirement. Since you are still involved with the sludge and manure issues.
Curious people want to know.  As chief salesman for the sludge/biosolids program you have claimed it was
safe based on certain levels of fecal coliform. There seems to be a lot of confusion within EPA, USDA, FDA,
CDC and other scientist as to the nature of these indicator organisms. I was wondering if you would be
willing to share your knowledge of the organisms that make up fecal coliform. People want to resolve this
question once and for all.

Thanks.
Best regards.
Jim Bynum