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Upcoming Regulations for Drinking Water

Last Update:  April 16, 2014

Regulations in the Formal Process

  • Hexavalent Chromium Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) (DPH-11-005):  On April 15, 2014, the regulations package for the proposed MCL for hexavalent chromium was submitted to the Office of Administrative Law for review (see CDPH press release). Go to CDPH's Office of Regulations' webpage for the text of the proposed regulations, the initial statement of reasons, the final statement of reasons, and other pertinent information. For more on hexavalent chromium in drinking water, click here.

Draft Regulations

In addition to drinking water-related regulations that are proposed or have completed the formal regulatory process, CDPH's Drinking Water Program has upcoming regulations.  The following regulations will eventually be submitted to OOR for review (an early stage of the regulation adoption process).  For more information, please contact Mike McKibben

How to Participate - Written Comments on Proposed Regulations

CDPH's OOR has information on submitting comments during the formal phase of the rulemaking process. 

To be added to CDPH's distribution list to receive proposed regulations, fill out the Regulation Notice Request Sheet, submit it to OOR by fax, mail or email.  OOR's contact information is here

Other Announcements

New Drinking Water Regulations
Other Information for Public Water Systems
Last modified on: 4/16/2014 11:22 AM