Health Risk Limits Rules for Groundwater
Rules Amendments -
Overview and Links
Health-based guidance for water is a concentration of a chemical (or a mixture of chemicals) in drinking water that is likely to pose little or no health risk to humans. Health Risk Limits (HRLs), a type of health-based guidance, are adopted through a formal rulemaking process authorized in statute.
- Minnesota Statutes chapter 103H, section 201,
- Minnesota Statutes chapter 144, section 12 subdivision 1(5)
MDH conducts rulemaking for HRLs on a periodic cycle in order to allow new or updated water guidance to be considered for adoption into rule. For the current rules amendments, there are currently 35 water contaminants under consideration for inclusion.
General information about rulemaking and a summary of the rules amendments are provided through the links below. For questions or more information, please contact us.