WSR 03-07-101

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed March 19, 2003, 11:05 a.m. ]


WITHDRAWAL AND REFILING OF CR-101 FOR CHAPTER 246-290 WAC - WSR 02-19-061


The Division of Drinking Water would like to withdraw the CR-101 for the federal arsenic rule and refile to more accurately describe what is being considered for rule making. The federal rule only applies to community and nontransient noncommunity water systems while excluding transient noncommunity (TNC) water systems. The Environmental Protection Agency states that health risks associated with arsenic are from long-term exposure, and that short-term exposures to arsenic should not cause a measurable health impact. However, most TNC water systems have some number of users that are permanent residents and these systems rarely serve a 100% transitory population. The department would like to consider applying the federal arsenic standard to TNC systems in this rule-making effort.

For more information, please contact Theresa Phillips, Rules Coordinator at (360) 236-3147.

Bill White

Assistant Secretary

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