Health Risk Limits Rules, 2016/2018 Amendments - Public Input: Health Risk Limit Rules for Groundwater - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Health Risk Limits Rules for Groundwater
2016/2018 Amendments - Public Input:
How to Comment

January 2018:

A key to rulemaking is receiving input and feedback from interested persons on the proposed rule. This page tells you how to provide input.

Opportunities for Input

Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules - 30 day comment period

MDH published a Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules for the Health Risk Limits (HRL) Rules Amendments in the Proposed Rules section of the Minnesota State Register on January 22, 2018. MDH is considering amending the HRL Rules to include the new or updated guidance values for 22 contaminants. The Statement of Need and Reasonableness and Proposed Rules may be viewed from this website.

MDH welcomes comments or questions on any of the health-based water guidance values for these contaminants. The Request for Comment period, opened on August 1, 2016, is now closed (see information below). The current 30-day comment period will be open until 4:30 February 21, 2018. Comments may be submitted in writing through the Office of Administrative Hearings eComments website under Minnesota Department of Health Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules Without a Hearing or sent to the agency contact person at the address shown below. The comments received will be available for public viewing from this website or eComments website and will be submitted to an Administrative Law Judge.

Questions or requests to receive a draft of the proposed rules or other documents should be directed to:

Nancy Rice
Minnesota Department of Health
625 Robert Street North
P.O. Box 64975
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0975
Phone: (651) 201-4923
Fax: (651) 201-4606

Public Meeting

MDH held a meeting about the Health Risk Limits proposed rules amendments on Thursday, September 15, 2016, in the Freeman Building at 625 Robert Street North, St. Paul, Minnesota, Room B145.

During a brief presentation, MDH staff reviewed the history of Health Risk Limits rulemaking, briefly described how chemicals are nominated and selected for review, presented the guidance values that are likely to be proposed as rules, and explained how to comment on the proposed rules.

Following the presentation, participants had an opportunity to ask questions or provide comment. Participants expressed particular interest in topics related to implementing the guidance, especially when the values are very low.

A list of the contaminants with guidance values being considered for adoption into rule and materials from meeting can be obtained from the links below.

For questions about the meeting, please contact MDH at or call 651-201-4923.

Request for Comments

MDH published a Request for Comments on Possible Amendments to Rules Governing Health Risk Limits, Minnesota Rules, Parts 4717.7500 and 4717.7860 (PDF) in the Minnesota State Register on the possible Health Risk Limits (HRL) Rules amendments on August 1, 2016. This comment period closed on January 22, 2018. You may still comment on the rules under the Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules until 4:30 pm on February 21, 2018 (see above).

More information about input opportunities will be posted on this page as the rulemaking process continues. MDH encourages comments or questions about the rulemaking process at any time.

Updated Monday, January 22, 2018 at 08:36AM