DDW Workshops on Economic Feasibility White Paper

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Division of Drinking Water (DDW) posted the enclosed announcement (DDW Notice_Economic Feasibility Workshops_2020) with the dates (April 15th, 17th and 20th), locations and times of three workshops on the White Paper “Economic Feasibility Analysis in Consideration of a Hexavalent Chromium MCL.”

The deadline to submit written comments on the White Paper is noon on April 27, 2020.

Text Copied from the Enclosed Notice:

“The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for the public and interested parties to comment on the document prepared by State Water Board staff titled “White Paper Discussion on Economic Feasibility Analysis in Consideration of a Hexavalent Chromium MCL.”

“The workshop will include a staff presentation with background information on statutory requirements for consideration of economic feasibility in the establishment of drinking water standards, and an overview of the White Paper. The staff presentation will be followed by an opportunity for the public to provide comments, ask questions, and participate in the discussion. The State Water Board is interested in including all interested parties including residents, business owners, local government representatives, public water systems and other stakeholders in the discussion.”

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Dr. Askenaizer leads WQTS’ work on regulatory compliance support for many of our water agencies clients. Dr. Askenaizer tracks water quality and treatment regulations at the Federal and State levels and provides regulatory updates to our clients. Dr. Askenaizer has strong expertise in the development of Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance Plans (RMCPs), which he has completed for a number of water agencies. He has also been working on a number of projects dealing with the development of distribution system monitoring plans and review of nitrification control strategies. Prior to joining WQTS, Dr. Askenaizer was the Water Quality Manager for the Glendale Water and Power. Under his leadership, the Water Quality Group conducted a demonstration-scale study of chlorite for nitrification control and a pilot-scale study of biological treatment for removal of nitrate. Dan has 30 years of experience working on projects dealing with regulatory, water quality and public health issues. Dan has given numerous presentations at workshops and round-tables across the country for water utilities. Dan was instrumental in developing and implementing a Mentoring Program for water staff and was involved in a Sustainable Development team.