Health Risk Limits Rules for Groundwater
2014/2015 Amendments - Schedule

An outline of the 2014/2015 rule amendment process timeline is available below.

Task list Anticipated Timeline Actual Timeline Notes
Preliminary, general comment request Winter/Spring 2014 Winter/Spring 2014 The public and stakeholders will be invited to provide general comment about the amendments under consideration. Sign up for notices by clicking on the "Get Email Updates" button to the right above.
Request for Comments Spring 2014 April 14, 2014 A Request for Comments was published in the Minnesota State Register. See Official Notices, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota State Register, April 14, 2014 (PDF)

Rule Development

Public Stakeholder Meeting to inform rule development Summer or Fall 2014 August 7, 2014 A public meeting is being planned about the proposed HRL Rules Amendments.
Proposed amendments to HRL rules and Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR) Summer 2015 August 24, 2015

Available for review:

Statement of Need and Reasonableness

Proposed Rules Amendments

Notice of Intent to Adopt – Dual Notice Summer 2015

August 31, 2015

Comment period closing date: October 1, 2015

A Dual Notice of Intent was published in the Minnesota State Register. See Proposed Permanent Rules Pertaining to Health Risk Limits



Governor’s Office Review
Governor's Office Approval Fall 2015 November 6, 2015 After the comment period closes, the Governor's Office reviews information about comments submitted and any proposed changes to the draft rules.
Office of Administrative Hearing (OAH) Review
Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) Review Fall 2015


MDH did not receive 25 or more requests for hearing. Therefore, the hearing was canceled.

MDH submitted the proposed rules and comments received to the OAH for review on November 6, 2015.


An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) reviews the proposed rules and related documents to ensure agencies have the statutory authority to propose or amend rules, demonstrate the rule’s need and reasonableness, give adequate notice regarding the rules, and comply with other rulemaking requirements.
Adoption of Rules
Adoption of Rules December 2015

Adoption date: November 24, 2015

The Notice of Adoption was published in State Register on December 21, 2015

Upon the expiration of the Governor’s veto period, MDH published aNotice of Adoption in the State Register see Adopted Permanent Rules Pertaining to Health Risk Limits.
Updated Monday, December 21, 2015 at 09:48AM