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Point-of-Use (POU) and Point-of-Entry (POE) Treatment - Permanent Regulations

Announcements

  • On August 23, 2018, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) submitted the rulemaking file for permanent regulations for point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) treatment to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for review and approval. The submittal included a request to make these regulations effective upon filing with the Secretary of State.
  • On February 6, 2018, the State Water Board adopted permanent regulations for POU and POE treatment. Emergency regulations for POU and POE treatment have sunset on December 31, 2017.
  • On November 27, 2017, the State Water Board held a Public Hearing regarding the proposed POU and POE treatment – permanent regulations.
  • On October 3, 2017, the State Water Board submitted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for permanent regulations for POU and POE treatment to OAL considering that these standard regulations are subject to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA)
  • Public workshops that presented the process for adoption of standard regulations and the draft permanent regulations for POU and POE treatment were held on March 2, 7 and 8, 2017.

Information and documentation pertaining to this regulatory action are provided here.

Sections Affected

California Code of Regulations: Title 22, Division 4, Chapter 15 Sections to adopt (unless otherwise noted): 64417, 64418, 64418.1, 64418.2, 64418.3, 64418.4, 64418.5, 64418.6, 64418.7, 64418.8, 64419, 64420, 64420.1, 64420.2, 64420.3, 64420.4, 64420.5, 64420.6, 64420.7, and 64420.8.

Status of Rulemaking Proceedings

Office of Administrative Law File Number: Z-2017-1003-07 (Notice File Number).

  • California Regulatory Notice Register: Register 2017, No. 41-Z, October 13, 2017
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Publication Date: October 13, 2017
  • Start of Public Comment Period: October 13, 2017
  • Public Hearing: 9:30 AM on November 27, 2017
  • Close of 45-day Public Comment Period: 12:00 PM (noon) on November 30, 2017
  • Notice of Public Availability of Changes to Proposed Regulations: January 3, 2018
  • Extension to the Notice of Public Availability of Changes to Proposed Regulations: January 18, 2018
  • Close of 15-day Public Comment Period: 12:00 PM (noon) on February 2, 2018
  • Board Adoption Hearing: February 6, 2018
  • Approval by the Office of Administrative Law: TBD
  • Filed with the Secretary of State: TBD
  • Effective Date of the Regulations: TBD

Please see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking below on how to submit public comments, location of public hearing, and other details.

Rulemaking Documentation

45-day Public Comment

15-day Public Comment

Board Meeting

Documents Relied Upon

Standard Regulations

Assembly Bill 434 (Statutes of 2015, Chapter 663, Garcia) amended and adopted Health and Safety Code (H&SC) sections 116380 and 116552. Pursuant to H&SC section 116380, the State Water Board adopted emergency regulations pertaining to the use of POU and POE treatment on March 15, 2016. The emergency regulations remained in effect until January 1, 2018. On February 6, 2018, the State Water Board adopted permanent regulations for POU and POE treatment to fulfill the statutory requirements. The standard regulations are consistent with the emergency regulations and the use limits in H&SC sections 116380 and 116552 . The standard regulations include requirements from section 116380, which limits the use of POU and POE treatment to public water systems with fewer than 200 service connections, and section 116552, which limits the use of POU and POE treatment to 3 years or until funding for centralized treatment is available (whichever occurs first).

Other Information

Contact Information

Melissa Hall
Senior Water Resource Control Engineer
(916) 323-0373
Melissa.Hall@waterboards.ca.gov

Mark Bartson
Supervising Sanitary Engineer
(916) 449-5622
Mark.Bartson@waterboards.ca.gov