Health Risk Limits Rules for Groundwater
2016/2017 Amendments - Public Input: How to Comment

August 2016:

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

Opportunities for Input

Public Meeting

A public meeting about the Health Risk Limits proposed rules amendments is planned for Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the Freeman Building at 625 Robert St, N., St. Paul, Minnesota, Room B145.

Following a brief presentation, there will be 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 with guidance values being considered for adoption into rule, directions to the Freeman Building, parking options, and information about the METRO Green Line, which has a station in front of the Freeman Building, can be obtained from the links below.

A call-in option will also be available. Please contact MDH at nancy.rice@state.mn.us or 651-201-4923 prior to September 15th to receive call-in instructions if you'd like to participate via phone.

For questions about the meeting, please contact MDH at health.risk@state.mn.us 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. MDH is considering amending the HRL Rules to include the current guidance values for eight contaminants. Additional chemicals might be added to the list if water guidance is developed in time to be included in the proposed HRL rule amendments. These additions will be announced through our subscription email service (see "Get Email Updates" above).

MDH welcomes comments or questions on any of the health-based water guidance values for these contaminants. MDH also is interested in new data to consider for any of the contaminants. The comment period will be open until MDH publishes a Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules, which we anticipate will be during the summer or fall of 2017.

Written or oral comments, questions, or requests to receive a draft of the proposed rules when available 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
E-mail: nancy.rice@state.mn.us

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, August 22, 2016 at 12:31PM