Secondary Drinking Water Standards - Regulation Package R-21-03


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Public Health, Department of (California Department of Public Health)
Document Title
Secondary Drinking Water Standards - Regulation Package R-21-03
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Pursuant to HSC section 116555(a)(1), public drinking water systems are required to comply with secondary drinking water standards. The existing secondary drinking water standards regulations lack clarity and a specific procedure for determining secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) compliance. Therefore, the Department proposes to amend existing section 64449, Chapter 15, and adopt two new sections (94449.2 and 64449.4) into the same chapter to update and clarify the Secondary Drinking Water Standards regulations. The proposed amendments to section 64449 (Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels and Compliance) involve a reorganization of the existing requirements, the elimination of the corrosivity standard, and a clarification of the secondary MCL compliance determination procedure. The proposed section 64449.2 (Waivers for Secondary MCL Compliance) clarifies and incorporates application requirements for secondary MCL waivers from the existing Section 64449. Proposed Section 64449.4 (Use of Sources that Exceed a Secondary MCL and Do Not Have a Waiver) includes proposed requirements for the short-term use of a source that exceeds a secondary MCL.

Contact Information
Veronica Malloy
Department of Health Services
1616 Capitol Avenue, MS 7418 P.O. Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

Phone : (916) 449-5641



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15308
Reasons for Exemption
CDHS signed the regulation package on July 18, 2006. CDHS has determined that the project is exempt from CEQA and further finds that the adoption of the subject regulations does not fall within any exception to categorically exempt projects described in Public Resources Code 21084.

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