The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Division of Drinking Water (DDW) posted updated Reference Manual for preparation of the 2020 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) due by July 1, 2021. Continue reading
Posts made in February 2021
EPA Moving Forward PFAS Regs and UCMR5
On February 22, 2021 EPA issued a Press Release indicating that the Agency is moving forward with two drinking water regulations involving PFAS. The Press Release reads in part: Continue reading
Safe DW Workshops, Microplastics
Safe Drinking Water Plan Workshops
Last week, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) posted for public comment the draft update of the Safe Drinking Water Plan (Plan).
Enclosed (notice_2020_sdwp_wrkshps) please find SWRCB’s announcement of three public workshops on the draft Plan. SWRCB will hold public workshops on the draft Plan on March 17th (9:30 am), March 19th (1:30 pm) and March 23rd (1:30 pm).
The workshops can be viewed at https://video.calepa.ca.gov/.
Public comments are due by noon, April 23, 2021.
Additional information is available from the SWRCB’s calendar of 2021 deadlines at the following link:
Microplastics Public Hearing
On March 2, 2021 at 1:30 pm, the California State Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials will hold a public hearing on microplastics (“Microplastics in Our Water and Environment: Understanding a Growing Pollution Source”).
Link for additional information and the link to view the public hearing:
When you are at the site above, click on the link “show details” to find additional information.
CDC Legionella Toolkit
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted the enclosed document “Toolkit for Controlling Legionella in Common Sources of Exposure (Legionella Control Toolkit).” (CDC Legionella_Control_Toolkit) Continue reading
CA Draft Safe Drinking Water Plan
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) posted the enclosed draft “Safe Drinking Water Plan” (Plan) (sdwp_chapters_1_12) Continue reading
DDW Requests Cyanotoxin NLs
On February 4, 2021 the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water (DDW) submitted the enclosed request ( DDW Request to OEHAA for Cyanotoxin NLs_2021-02-04 ) to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to develop recommendations for Notification Levels (NLs) Continue reading
EPA Removed PFBS Tox Assessment
On January 27, 2021 President Biden issued a memorandum “Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policy.” Continue reading
PFAS Destruction, NRDC Lawsuit
EPA Webinar on PFAS Destructive Technologies
On February 17, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm (ET) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present a webinar on PFAS destruction technologies. Continue reading
Pre-Publication Final Reg Determination
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a pre-publication version of a final Regulatory Determination for eight contaminants that were listed on the fourth Contaminant Candidate List (CCL4). Continue reading
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a pre-publication version of the proposed Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 5 (UCMR5). Continue reading