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Hearings on Proposed PFAS Rules Announced

Jan 10, 2020

Throughout January, three public meetings are schedule to allow public input on proposed rules to establish maximum contaminant levels for PFAS in drinking water. The proposed rules will amend the current rules to provide provisions that reduce exposure to seven PFAS compounds in drinking water. The provisions include establishing water standards, sampling requirements, public notification requirements, and laboratory certification criteria.

The three scheduled public hearings are from 5 – 8 p.m. on the following dates:

    • January 8 – Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids
    • January 14 – Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor
    • January 16 – Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, Roscommon

In October, on the recommendation of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy provided draft rules to Governor Gretchen Whitmer to establish maximum contaminant levels for seven PFAS compounds. Approximately 2,700 water supplies in Michigan will be covered under the new rule. In November, the Michigan Environmental Rules Review Committee voted to move forward with formal rulemaking.

For more information, please visit Michigan.gov/pfasresponse.

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