Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to State’s Groundwater Quality Standards

Event Description

Groundwater Quality Standards for the protection of groundwaters of the state are established by 15A NCAC 02L .0202. They are the maximum allowable concentrations resulting from any discharge of contaminants to the land or waters of the state, which may be tolerated without creating a threat to human health or which would otherwise render the groundwater unsuitable for its intended best usage as an existing or potential source of drinking water supply for humans. Every three years the State is required by 15A NCAC 02L .0202(g) to review its groundwater water quality standards and interim maximum allowable concentrations to determine if changes are needed and, if necessary, to make those changes. Revision of these standards is needed to ensure that they contain the most recent health and toxicological information. The last review focused on the interim maximum allowable concentrations established under 15A NCAC 02L .0202(c)

For additional information please visit Groundwater Triennial Review and Rulemaking.

 

 

 

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