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R2018-17 In the Matter of: Public Water Supplies: Proposed New 35 Ill. Adm. Code 604 and Amendments.

Thursday, July 26, 2018   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Laurie Dougherty
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The IEPA is rewriting Title 35 Section 650 for the design, operation and maintenance of community water supplies.  This is your last chance to comment before the rules become final.   The Illinois Section WUC has identified the following parts:

Starting on page 7 are the "Disputed Issues" which end on page 36. This is where they discuss what we are going to "Agree to Disagree" on. Page 36 to 216 is sort of a narrative discussion on each section of the proposed rule and includes  comments. Page 217 is where the Board actually solicits input on four items and provides input on how to respond. Page 219 and to the end, are the newly proposed rules. 

Illinois Pollution Control Board  R2018-17 In the Matter of: Public Water Supplies: Proposed New 35 Ill. Adm. Code 604 and Amendments. To 35 Ill. Adm. Code Parts 601,602, 607 And 611   LINK 


On August 3, 2017, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) proposed that the Board amend its public water supplies rules by adopting a new Part 604 entitled “Design, Operation and Maintenance Criteria” and amending Parts 601, 602, 607, and 611.


IEPA adopted rules in Part 653 for designing, operating, and maintaining community water supplies and last updated them in 1985. IEPA now proposes that the Board adopt these rules as Part 604, after which IEPA intends to repeal Parts 651, 653, and 654 of its own rules. IEPA argues that its proposal clarifies the requirements by consolidating them into a single comprehensive Board rule. IEPA characterizes its proposed amendments to Parts 601, 602, 607, and 611 as minor changes that maintain consistency within the public water supplies rules.


After conducting two public hearings, receiving numerous comments, and considering the entire record, the Board proposes amendments to its public water supplies rules for first notice publication. The proposed rules appear in the addendum to this opinion and order. Publishing the proposed rules in the Illinois Register begins a public comment period of at least 45 days. See 5 ILCS 100/5-40(b) (2016). At pages 217-18 of this opinion, the Board provides information on submitting a comment and specifically requests comment on four issues.


Matt E. Overeem says...
Posted Thursday, August 9, 2018
Wow, there is a lot of new requirements in this document. This should be a series of webinars/seminars for systems to fully appreciate the new changes. 692 pages to review, so get ready to spend some time reading this.

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