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Subject: EQB Proposed Rulemaking: Disinfection Requirements Rule Published in PA Bulletin

Subject: EQB Proposed Rulemaking: Disinfection Requirements Rule Published in PA Bulletin

EQB Proposed Rulemaking:  Disinfection Requirements Rule

The Environmental Quality Board (EQB) proposed to amend Chapter 109 (relating to safe drinking water). The proposed amendments include minor clarifications to the Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule, Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule and the Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Revisions to obtain or maintain primacy.

Additionally, the EQB is seeking comment on whether other provisions of the proposed rulemaking should be deferred and may be submitted to Lisa D. Daniels, Director, Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, PO Box 8467, Rachel Carson State Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467, (717) 787-9633; or William Cumings, Assistant Counsel, Bureau of Regulatory Counsel, PO Box 8464, Rachel Carson State Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8464, (717) 787-7060.

The proposed rulemaking is available electronically through the Department of Environmental Protection’s website. This proposed rulemaking will go into effect upon final-form publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Public Comments

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections regarding the proposed rulemaking to the Board. Comments, suggestions or objections must be received by the Board by April 19, 2016. In addition to the submission of comments, interested persons may also submit a summary of their comments to the Board. The summary may not exceed one page in length and must also be received by the Board by April 19, 2016. The one-page summary will be distributed to the Board and available publicly prior to the meeting when the final-form rulemaking will be considered.

Comments including the submission of a one-page summary of comments may be submitted to the Board online, by e-mail, by mail or express mail as follows. If an acknowledgement of comments submitted online or by e-mail is not received by the sender within 2 working days, the comments should be retransmitted to the Board to ensure receipt. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted.

Comments may be submitted to the Board by accessing eComment at http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment . Comments may be submitted to the Board by e-mail at RegComments@pa.gov . A subject heading of the proposed rulemaking and a return name and address must be included in each transmission.

Written comments should be mailed to the Environmental Quality Board, P. O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477. Express mail should be sent to the Environmental Quality Board, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 16th Floor, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301.

Public Hearings

The Board will hold three public hearings for the purpose of accepting comments on this proposed rulemaking. The hearings will be held at 1 p.m. on the following dates:

March 28, 2016

 

Department of Environmental Protection

Southcentral Regional Office

Susquehanna Room

909 Elmerton Avenue

Harrisburg, PA 17110

 

April 5, 2016

 

Department of Environmental Protection

Southeast Regional Office

Delaware and Schuylkill Conference Rooms

2 East Main Street

Norristown, PA 19401

 

April 7, 2016

 

Department of Environmental Protection

Southwest Regional Office

Building 500

Waterfront Conference Rooms A and B

400 Waterfront Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Persons wishing to present testimony at a hearing are requested to contact the Environmental Quality Board, P. O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477, (717) 787-4526 at least 1 week in advance of the hearing to reserve a time to present testimony. Oral testimony is limited to 5 minutes for each witness. Witnesses are requested to submit three written copies of their oral testimony to the hearing chairperson at the hearing. Organizations are limited to designating one witness to present testimony on their behalf at each hearing.

 

Source:  PA Bulletin, 2/20/2016

 

Online PA Bulletin Notice can be viewed at:  http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol46/46-8/278.html

 

 

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