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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking & Public Comment Period - Water Quality Standards - 2016 Triennial Review

Friday, September 15, 2017

DOEE invites the public to comment on the proposed water quality standards (WQS). Before the final water quality standards are promulgated, DOEE will conduct an analysis of the environmental, technological, institutional, and socio-economic impacts of applying and enforcing the proposed standards as required by the Water Pollution Control Act, D.C. Official Code § 8-103.04. The public is invited to present information and comments regarding the scope and approach for conducting the required impact analysis of the above proposed regulations for consideration in conducting the required analysis. DOEE will conduct the study and publish the draft Water Quality Criteria Impact Analysis report for public comment prior to promulgating the final rulemaking and before the public hearing noted below.

The proposed WQS can be downloaded from the links below. A hard copy may also be obtained from the DOEE offices at 1200 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, 5th floor. Please email [email protected] with “Proposed WQS-2016 Triennial Review” in the subject line to arrange for pick-up.

Public Hearing: Thursday, October 26, 2017

HEARING DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2017

TIME: 5:00 PM to 6:00PM

Department of Energy and Environment
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

NoMa-Gallaudet (Red Line) Metro Stop

Comments clearly marked “Proposed WQS-2016 Triennial Review” may also be hand delivered or mailed to the DOEE offices at the address listed above. Persons may also submit written testimony by email with a subject line of “Proposed WQS-2016 Triennial Review” to [email protected]. The public comment period has been extended to December 15, 2017. All comments must be received no later than December 15, 2017 by 5:00pm.

Persons present at the hearing who wish to be heard may testify. All presentations shall be limited to five minutes. Presenters are urged to submit written statements. DOEE will consider all comments received.