[Dwopcert] Stakeholder Meetings - Safe Drinking Water Rulemaking
Tue Jul 10 10:36:44 MST 2007
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Notice of Stakeholder Meetings
Omnibus Safe Drinking Water Rulemaking
Title 18, Chapter 4, Ariz. Admin. Code
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) will hold several public meetings to present planned revisions to the Department's safe drinking water rules in 18 A.A.C. 4. The draft rulemaking can be downloaded from the Department's web site at:
The impetus for this rulemaking is to maintain Arizona's primary enforcement authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, under A.R.S. § 49-353(A)(2)(a), which states that ADEQ shall develop rules that meet "[t]he requirements established by the United States environmental protection agency for state primary enforcement responsibility of the safe drinking water act, including the requirements of 40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 141 and 142."
The rulemaking restructures the State's current drinking water rules by incorporating the federal rules by reference, thereby updating the state drinking water regulations so that they are as stringent as the federal rules rather than restating the federal regulations. This will reduce the potential for conflict between state and federal law and ensure Arizona retains jurisdiction to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act. Utilization of incorporation by reference will also facilitate review and approval of Arizona's rules by applicable state and federal entities.
The draft rulemaking restructures Chapter 4 as follows:
* Article 1, NPDWRs;
* Article 2, State Drinking Water Regulations (state rules with no federal equivalent); * Article 3, Monitoring Assistance Program; * Article 4, Repealed; * Article 5, Recodified; * Article 6, Capacity Development Requirements for a New Public Drinking Water System; * Article 7, Repealed; and * Article 8, Technical Assistance
The Department has scheduled the following meetings to present the draft rulemaking:
Tues., July 17, 2007
ADEQ - Southern Regional Office
400 West Congress
Room 444 (DES Conf. Rm.)
Tucson, AZ 85701
July 18, 2007
Graham County General Services Bldg.
912 Thatcher Blvd.
July 31, 2007
Main Branch, Coconino County Library
300 W. Aspen
Mon., Aug. 6, 2007
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality 1110 W. Washington St., Room 250 Phoenix, AZ 85007
LAKE HAVASU CITY
August 9, 2007
100 Park Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ
ADEQ is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act; if an individual with a disability needs any type of accommodation, please contact ADEQ at least 72 hours before the meeting. If you would like to submit written comments (which we encourage), please submit your comments by regular mail, fax, or e-mail to one of the following persons:
Sean P. McCabe
Anna M. Ochoa
In Arizona, ADEQ's toll-free number is (800) 234-5677
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality 1110 West Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007
Fax: (602) 771-4634
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