Groundwater Replenishment Using Recycled Water Regulations DPH-014-003E

Summary

SCH Number
2014068187
Lead Agency
Public Health, Department of (California Department of Public Health)
Document Title
Groundwater Replenishment Using Recycled Water Regulations DPH-014-003E
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/11/2014

Document Description
Pursuant to Water Code Section 13562.5, the Department is directed to adopt, by emergency regulation, requirements for groundwater replenishment using recycled water, and the adoption of the regulations is deemed an emergency project. Water Code Section 13562.5 provides as follows: Notwithstanding any other law, no later than June 30, 2014, the Department shall adopt, by emergency regulations in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, requirements for groundwater replenishment using recycled water. The adoption of these regulations is an emergency and shall be considered by the Office of Administrative Law as necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, and general welfare. Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, emergency regulations adopted by the department pursuant to this section shall not be subject to review by the Office of Administrative Law and shall remain in effect until revised by the department.

Contact Information
Dave Mazerra
California Department of Public Health
1616 Capitol Avenue, MS 7418
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

Phone : (916) 449-5600

Location

Regions
Statewide

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15269
Reasons for Exemption
Thsi is a specific action necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency as determined by the Legislature whereby the Department of Public Health has been directed to adopt emergency regulations for groundwater replenishment using recycled water. The subject regulations establish statewide criteria applicable to repair or replacement of existing groundwater replenishment facilities necessary to maintain service essential to the public health, safety or welfare in the face of extreme statewide drought conditions and/or establish criteria necessary to encourage the use of recycled water to maintain, replace or restore groundwater diminished as a result of the severe drought conditions statewide as addressed by the Governor's proclamation of state of emergency.
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