Upcoming Regulations for Drinking Water
Last Update: October 14, 2013
Regulations in the Formal Process
Hexavalent Chromium Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) (DPH-11-005) (Follow this link for the Office of Regulations' information about the proposed MCL)
In addition to drinking water-related regulations that are proposed or have completed the formal regulatory process, CDPH's Drinking Water Program has upcoming regulations. The following regulations will eventually be submitted to the Office of Regulations and Hearings (OOR) for review (an early stage of the regulation adoption process). For more information, please contact Mike McKibben
Groundwater Replenishment with Recycled Water:
CDPH is developing regulations that address groundwater replenishment for aquifers designated as sources of drinking water using recycled water from domestic wastewater sources. In 2011, CDPH released revised draft regulations and held workshops throughout the state, and requested written comments from all interested parties. CDPH reviewed the comments and revised the draft regulations accordingly. Once adopted, these regulations would replace the existing regulations, which were adopted in 1978. CDPH is currently in the process of developing the remainder of the regulation package based on this latest draft. Pursuant to Senate Bill 918 (Statutes of 2010), Water Code section 13562 requires CDPH to adopt revised groundwater replenishment regulations by December 31, 2013, and regulations for surface water augmentation by December 31, 2016. Given the time required for the formal regulation adoption process, the groundwater replenishment regulations will likely not be proposed until 2014. Nevertheless, proposed projects for groundwater replenishment (and surface water augmentation) continue to move forward.
Follow this link for the June 26, 2013 draft regulations and other related materials. For more information, please contact Mike McKibben or Randy Barnard.
Cross Connection Control: The December 2005 draft regulations for Cross Connection Control (PDF) are in the process of being revised. A new version will be available at a later date.
How to Participate - Written Comments on Proposed Regulations
CDPH's OOR has information on submitting comments during the formal phase of the rulemaking process.
To be added to CDPH's distribution list to receive proposed regulations, fill out the Regulation Notice Request Sheet, submit it to OOR by fax, mail or email. OOR's contact information is here.