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Health Risk Limits Rules for Groundwater
2014/2015 Amendments - Public Input

October 2015:

A key to rulemaking is to solicit input and feedback from interested persons on the proposed rule.

Opportunities for Input

Written Comment Period: Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules

Comment period closed October 1, 2015

MDH published a Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules for the Health Risk Limits Rules Amendments in the Minnesota State Register on August 31, 2015. The Dual Notice provided details about the amendments to the Health Risk Limits Rules that MDH is proposing. The proposed rules amendments may also be viewed from the MDH website.

During the period of August 31, 2015 to October 1, 2015, MDH received four comments on the proposed amendments to the Health Risk Limit Rules: two concerning Bisphenol A, one concerning Trichloroethylene, and one concerning Triclosan.

Comments can be viewed on the Comments page.

MDH intends to adopt the proposed changes to the Health Risk Limits Rules without a hearing, because there were not 25 or more written requests for a hearing in response to the Dual Notice published in the State Register on Monday, August 31, 2015.

Public Meeting

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 at 625 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, links to the guidance values being proposed for adoption, and meeting materials, including the agenda and copy of the presentation can be obtained from the Web pages below.

MDH also continues to accept oral and written comments.

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.

Updated Tuesday, October 06, 2015 at 08:42AM