Cross Connection Control Policy, PFAS in England

A couple of items that may be of interest.

SWRCB to Vote on Adopting Final Cross Connection Control Policy Handbook
On Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 9:30 am, State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) staff will present the final draft of the Cross Connection Control Policy Handbook to the Board for adoption.

The Board will accept written public comments on the final draft (deadline for submitting written comments is December 12, 2023) and the public can provide public oral comments during the December 19th meeting. Additional information can be found in the enclosed Notice (“”>notice_cccph_112223).

Enclosed please also find the following: the final CCC Policy Handbook and the final staff report for the Policy Handbook (CCC Policy Handbook_2023-12-19staffrpt-adopt )

If adopted as planned, the effective date of the Policy Handbook would be July 1, 2024.

The December 19, 2023 SWRCB meeting can be viewed at either of the following links:

Background: AB 1671 (signed into law October 2017) required that by January 1, 2020, the State Board was to adopt updated standards for backflow protection and cross-connection control. AB 1671 required that State Board staff hold two public hearings before adopting the final requirements (referred to as a “Policy Handbook”). The first draft Cross-Connection Control Policy Handbook was released in February 2021. The first public hearing was held April 27, 2021. The revised draft Policy Handbook was released November 2, 2022. Second public hearing held December 5, 2022.

PFAS Contamination in England
Yesterday, the Guardian posted an article about PFAS contamination detected throughout England. Link to article: