CEQA Scoping Study on CrVI MCL

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Division of Drinking Water (DDW) distributed the enclosed Notice of Preparation of a draft Environmental Impact Report (CEQA_Notice of Preparation_CrVI) to “assess the potential environmental effects of adopting a maximum contaminant level for hexavalent chromium.”   DDW is seeking “input regarding the scope and content of the environmental impact report.”

The meeting will be held Monday, November 29th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm, via Zoom.  Comments on the Notice of Preparation are due by December 6, 2021.

According to the enclosed announcement DDW is considering 17 possible MCLs (1 to 15, 20, and 25 μg/L).

The Notice of Preparation has links to join the Zoom webcast on November 29, 2021.

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About Dan Askenaizer

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.