Health Risk Limits Rules for Groundwater
2014/2015 Amendments - Public Input
A key to rulemaking is to solicit input and feedback from interested persons on the proposed rule.
Current Opportunities for Input
MDH held a public meeting for input about the proposed HRL Rules Amendments on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in the Freeman Building at625 Robert St, N., St. Paul, Minnesota.
Following a brief presentation, there was opportunity for participants to ask questions or provide comment on the health-based guidance values under consideration for adoption into rule. A list of the contaminants and links to the guidance values being considered for adoption are located on the 2014 / 2015 Amendments - Contaminants Web page.
For meeting materials, including the agenda and copy of the presentation, please see 2014/2015 Amendments - Public Meeting.
Directions to the Minnesota Department of Health location at Freeman Building (includes parking information)
The light rail Green Line is now operating and stops directly in front of the MDH Freeman Building entrance. Trains run every 10 – 15 minutes, 24 hours per day. For more information see Metro Green Line.
MDH also continues to accept oral and written comments. Please see the Request for Comments information below.
Request for Comments
MDH is seeking comment about possible amendments to the Health Risk Limits (HRLs) Rules (Minnesota Rules, 4717.7500, 4717.7850, and 4717.7860). MDH is considering amending these rules to include recently-derived new or updated health-based water guidance values. On Monday, April 14, 2014, MDH published a Request for Comments in the Minnesota State Register concerning these possible amendments. A copy of this announcement is available in the State Register under Official Notices, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota State Register, April 14, 2014 (PDF: 250KB/22 pages).
A list of the contaminants and links to the guidance values being considered for adoption are located on the 2014 / 2015 Amendments - Contaminants Web page.
When available, further information about HRL rulemaking input opportunities will be announced on this website and via our email subscription service. To subscribe, please click on "Get Email Updates" near top of the right column on this page. Please contact Health Risk Assessment if you have questions or comments related to Health Risk Limits Rules or these contaminants.
MDH welcomes questions at any time about the rulemaking process.