OEHHA comment period for perchlorate in drinking water

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Jan. 10, 2013 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released the revised draft technical support document for a proposed updated Public Health Goal (PHG) for perchlorate in drinking water. Revision of the draft document has not changed the present proposal to revise the existing perchlorate PHG from 6 parts per billion (ppb) to 1 ppb. OEHHA previously offered a 45-day public comment period and held a public workshop for perchlorate on February 23, 2011. During the first public comment period, an external scientific peer review of the draft PHG document was requested. OEHHA is soliciting comments on the revised draft report during a 30-day comment period that OEHHA is extending for two weeks due to the 2012 holiday season.

This public comment period is the second request for public input. OEHHA will evaluate all the comments received and revise the document as appropriate. Written comments must be received at the OEHHA address below by 5:00 p.m. on January 22, 2013, to be considered before publication of the final document. The final document will be posted on the OEHHA web site along with responses to the major comments received during the public review periods.

To review the draft, see http://www.oehha.ca.gov/water/phg/pdf

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