Calif. To Make Waves With New Drinking Water Standard

Law360, New York (February 28, 2014, 3:24 PM EST) -- On Dec. 17, 2013, Judge Evelio Grillo of the Alameda County Superior Court ordered the California Department of Public Health ("CDPH") to finalize regulations establishing drinking water standards for hexavalent chromium ("Cr-6") by the spring of 2014. The court held that CDPH must submit a final primary drinking water standard (i.e., a maximum contaminant level or "MCL") to the Office of Administrative Law ("OAL") for review and publication by one of two alternative dates: by April 15, 2014, if the CDPH does not determine that any...
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