Direct Potable Reuse Regulations (SBDDW-23-001)

Background

Water Code section 13561.2 requires the State Water Board to adopt uniform water recycling criteria for direct potable reuse on or before December 31, 2023, if an expert panel has made a finding that the proposed criteria (regulations) would adequately protect public health. For more background information, please see the Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) provided below.

Status of Proposal

This rulemaking is in progress.

Rulemaking Documentation

45-Day Comment Period Documentation

15-Day Comment Period Documentation

Final Documentation

  • TBD

Sections Affected

California Code of Regulations: Title 22 Sections: 64669.00, 64669.05, 64669.10, 64669.15, 64669.20, 64669.25, 64669.30, 64669.35, 64669.40, 64669.45, 64669.50, 64669.55, 64669.60, 64669.65, 64669.70, 64669.75, 64669.80, 64669.85, 64669.90, 64669.95, 64669.100, 64669.105, 64669.110, 64669.120, 64669.125, 64669.130.

History of Rulemaking Proceedings

  • California Regulatory Notice Register: Register 2023, Volume Number 29-Z, Notice File Number: Z2023-0711-04
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Publication Date:  July 21, 2023
  • Start of Public Comment Period: July 21, 2023
  • Date of Public Hearing: September 7, 2023, 12:30 pm
  • Close of 45-day Public Comment Period:  12:00 PM (noon) on September 8, 2023
  • Notice of Public Availability of Changes to Proposed Regulations: October 19, 2023
  • Close of 15-day Public Comment Period: November 6, 2023
  • Board Adoption Hearing: December 19, 2023
  • Submission of Rulemaking File to OAL:  TBD
  • Approval by Office of Administrative Law:  TBD
  • Filed with the Secretary of State:  TBD
  • Effective Date of the Regulations:  TBD

Contact Information

Inquiries regarding the contents of these regulations may be directed to:

Jing Chao
Senior Sanitary Engineer
Technical Operations Section
(619) 525-4834
jchao@waterboards.ca.gov

Randy Barnard
Supervising Water Resource Control Engineer
Technical Operations Section
(619) 525-4022
Randy.Barnard@waterboards.ca.gov