Health Risk Limits Rules for Groundwater
2016/2018 Amendments -
Overview and Links
Health-based guidance for water is a concentration of a chemical (or a mixture of chemicals) in drinking water that is likely to pose little or no health risk to humans. Health Risk Limits (HRLs), a type of health-based guidance, are adopted through a formal rulemaking process authorized in statute.
- Minnesota Statutes chapter 103H, section 201,
- Minnesota Statutes chapter 144, section 12 subdivision 1(5)
MDH conducts rulemaking for HRLs on a two-year cycle in order to allow new or updated water guidance to be considered for adoption into rule. The 2016/2018 rule amendment process began in the spring of 2016 and concluded in September 2018. Amendments for 21 water contaminants were adopted.
General information about rulemaking and a summary of the 2016/2018 amendments are provided through the links below. For questions or more information, please contact us.