Health Risk Limits Rules for Groundwater
Health Risk Limits Rules

Minnesota Rules, chapter 4717

Revision 2012/2013
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) promulgates Health Risk Limits (HRLs) Rules for chemicals in groundwater used as drinking water. MDH rulemaking was authorized under the 1989 Groundwater Protection Act and rules were promulgated in 1993, 1994, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. The 2009 rules included new methods used to derive HRL values. MDH considering conducting rulemaking in 2014/2015 to amend the current HRL Rules. Please see 2014 / 2015 Amendments - Overview and Links for more information.

Administrative Rules
The Health Risk Limits are established in Minnesota Administrative Rules, Parts 4717.7810 through 4717.7900, as listed below.

4717.7810

Health Risk Limits; Purpose and Scope.

4717.7820

Definitions.

4717.7830

For Toxic Effects Other Than Cancer.

4717.7840

For Cancer.

4717.7850

Use of Maximum Contaminant Levels.

4717.7860

Health Risk Limits Table. **

4717.7870

Evaluating Concurrent Exposures to Multiple Chemicals.

4717.7880

Multiple Chemical Health Risk Limits: Noncancer.

4717.7890

Multiple Chemical Health Risk Limits: Cancer.

4717.7900

Chemical Breakdown Products.

4717.7500*

1993-94 Health Risk Limits. **

*IMPORTANT NOTE: HRLs listed in this Part are in effect unless superseded by a newer HRL. Check Part 4717.7860 before using a value from Part 4717.7500, or use the Human Health-based Water Guidance Values Table to find the appropriate value.

**New HRLs were added to 4717.7860 and repealed from 4717.7500 effective September 30, 2013.

Updated Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:22AM