WSR 03-21-118

POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Office of Drinking Water)

[ Filed October 20, 2003, 2:33 p.m. ]


RESCINDING OUTDATED POLICIES


The Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water has completed an exercise examining all office policies and consistency statements to determine if they are in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act. With the creation of various office guidance documents, amendments to Washington Administrative Code, and changes in approaching selected programs, several policies were identified a being outdated in content and format and determined to be no longer needed. The office is electing to rescind the policies shown below. Please contact Rich Hoey at (360) 236-3110, if you need additional information.


Titles of Policies Proposed to be Rescinded Number Effect Date Description
Training/Speaking Requests A.11 1/16/1996 Guide staff in making decisions on speaking engagements and training.
Division of Drinking Water Internal Standing Committees A.12 4/30/1996 A committee to provide recommendations to the Drinking Water Management Team pertaining to issues that need coordination across DDW organizational boundaries.
Water System Plan Requirement B.01 10/15/1992 Clarify current regulatory requirements for water system plans in order to promote a consistent statewide water system planning program.
Review and Approval of General Water System Plans B.02 9/12/1984 A coordinated approach to the review process with the regional and planning office staff.
Construction Reports D.01 6/2/1992 Standardize the construction report forms and establish procedures for their use.
Review and Approval of New Water System Plans and Specifications D.07 12/11/1984 To establish position of this section regarding approval of plans and specifications without documentation of source capability.
Alternative Review and Approval Process for Distribution Related Projects D.08 7/31/1996 Public water systems may obtain DOH authorization for an alternative review and approval process for other distribution-related projects not currently identified in WAC 246-290-110 or 246-290-120.
Criteria for the Installation of Two Pumps in One Well E.02 12/11/1984 Define the requirements and conditions against which evaluation of proposals employing the concept of two pumps in one well will be made.
The Use of Mercury in Well Pump Construction E.03 9/12/1984 Provide information which will allow DSHS regional staff to make reasonable decisions in approving or not approving specifications which call for well pumps which contain mercury.
Well Protection Area Encroaching on State Highway Right-of-Way E.06 12/11/1984 To establish guidelines concerning approval of wells with portions of their protective areas in highway right-of-ways.
Pump Testing Requirements for New and Previously Unapproved Well Sources E.08 9/28/1987 To determine whether the well and aquifer are capable of supplying the water at the rate desired and to provide information necessary to determine the proper pump settings (depth) in the well.
Definition of Well Fields and Monitoring Requirements for Well Fields E.09 5/19/1988 Provide a definition of well field to assist DSHS staff in determining utility compliance with inorganic and organic water quality monitoring.
Ultraviolet Processes for Water Disinfection F.02 6/2/1992 Guidelines for reviewing projects which propose ultraviolet processes for water disinfection practice for drinking water.
Polyphosphates Added to Drinking Water F.03 12/11/1984 Specify procedure for usage of polyphosphates for corrosion control and stabilizing iron and/or manganese.
Policy Statement on Drinking Water Additives F.07 7/30/1992 To assure adequate protection of public health, third party testing and certification is needed for water treatment chemicals and products which are added to or brought into contact with drinking water.
Secondary Contaminant Treatment F.08 5/1/1994 To define the conditions whereby water systems may avoid departmental requirements for secondary contaminant treatment (primarily iron and manganese treatment).
Acceptance of Polyethylene Water Storage Tanks F.09 6/1/1995 Review and approval of construction documents for installation of polyethylene water storage tanks.
Use of Hydropneumatic Tanks on Existing or to be Constructed Public Water Supplies H.01 6/2/1992 DOH's position regarding the requirement by the Department of Labor and Industries is that all hydropneumatic tanks larger than 37.4 gallons be ASME approved.
Referral of Water Systems that have no Record of Sampling (See Compliance Manual Tab 2) I.05 12/6/1988 To provide standardized direction to drinking water field staff to assist water systems that have no record of sampling for radionuclides, pesticides, complete inorganic chemical or physical standards.
Building Moratorium J.04 6/1/1994 A standardized process for imposing building moratoria to protect the public health in certain situations where systems do not comply with drinking water regulations.
Water System Compliance Reports for Lending Institutions and Other Entities J.07 9/2/1987 To establish standard procedures and criteria for determining the compliance status of public water systems and what to include in such reports. Water system 'approval' or 'compliance' is not defined in the regulations. This policy establishes criteria of compliance with State Board of Health rules and regulations for the purpose of issuing such a status report.
Health Letters for Lending Institutions and Other Entities J.08 4/19/1988 To establish standard procedures and criteria for determining the compliance status of public water systems and what to include in such reports. Water system 'approval' or 'compliance' is not defined in the regulations. This policy establishes criteria of compliance with State Board of Health rules and regulations for the purpose of issuing such a status report.
Certified Operators for Group A Systems Less than 100 Services J.23 4/10/1996 Implementation of Section 6 of E2SSB 5448 to require certain Group A public water systems serving less than one hundred serves to secure the services of an appropriately certified water works operator.
Lead/Copper Enforcement J.24 8/19/1996 Guide staff with the lead/copper enforcement strategy to follow-up on noncompliance issues that come up during implementation of the regulatory requirements.
SWTR Implementation Policy - Criteria to Remain Unfiltered L.01 3/19/1992 To define the criteria a system using an unfiltered surface supply must meet to remain unfiltered.
Filtered Surface System Enforcement L.03 9/1/1996 Designed to complement the surface water enforcement flow chart for filtered systems and appropriate monitoring/reporting and treatment technique violation form letters, NOVs, and BCAs.
SWTR Implementation Policy--Minimum Watershed Control Program Requirements L.04 11/30/1992 To define the minimum watershed control program requirements a system using an unfiltered surface supply must meet to remain unfiltered.
DWAIN Production and Development Environments N.05 4/19/1999 Ensures the maximum availability of the production system while allowing development and maintenance personnel to work in an environment where the possibility of destruction, corruption, or damaging modification of production data, processed, or programs is eliminated.
Sanitary Survey Fees for Unfiltered Surface Water Sources CS 2/29/2001

Rich Hoey

Acting Director

Office of Drinking Water

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