December 09, 2020 Feature

XII. Water

Brian T. FitzGerald, Gregory G. Nickson, Terrence Regan, Sarmili Saha, and Lauren Hammont

A. New York State Considers Proposal to Grant Water Systems Additional Time to Treat Emerging Contaminants

The New York State Department of Public Health (NYSDOH) is considering a proposed revision to its soon-to-be-finalized Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and 1,4-dioxane in public drinking water.1 The proposed revision would create an MCL deferral system that shortens public notification requirements and provides water suppliers with additional time to reduce harmful chemical levels.

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