Notices

Legal notices and other information about Public Health Goals, Notification Levels and other water-related content.

Water-related Notices

May 21, 2020: Data Call-In Extended: Announcement of Process to Develop And Update Public Health Goals For Chemicals In Drinking Water And Data Call-In
This public notice announces the initiation of PHG development for 1,4-dioxane and an update of the PHG for n-nitrosodimethylamine. 
Apr 9, 2020: Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water
The public workshop for the proposed Public Health Goals (PHGs) for haloacetic acids in drinking water has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 28, 2020, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Pacific time, or until...
Feb 7, 2020: Announcement of Publication of Public Health Goals and Technical Support Document for Trihalomethanes In Drinking Water
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the publication of Public Health Goals (PHGs) for four trihalomethanes (...
Dec 23, 2019: Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) in Drinking Water
PUBLIC HEALTH GOAL INITIATION WEBINAR: The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is hosting a webinar on November 15, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PST), to provide the...
Nov 8, 2019: Announcement of Availability of a Second Public Review Draft Technical Support Document for Proposed Public Health Goals for Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water
 A Public Health Goal (PHG) is the level of a drinking water contaminant at which adverse health effects are not expected to occur from a lifetime of exposure. The technical support document presents...
Oct 14, 2019: The Human Right to Water in California
OEHHA announces the release of the draft report, Achieving the Human Right to Water in California: An Assessment of the State’s Community Water Systems. Comment period is extended to November 8, 2019...
Aug 23, 2019: Notification Level Recommendations for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is recommending that the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) set the notification levels (NLs) for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)...
Mar 29, 2019: Announcement of First Public Comment Period for the Draft Technical Support Document on the Proposed Update of the Public Health Goal for 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane
The PHG technical support document, available for download below, provides information on the health effects of contaminants in drinking water.  The PHG is a level of drinking water contaminant at...
Feb 7, 2019: Health Risk Information for Public Health Goal Exceedance Reports
This document contains health risk information on regulated drinking water contaminants to assist public water systems in preparing these reports. A PHG is the concentration of a contaminant in...
Oct 5, 2018: Announcement of Availability of a Draft Technical Support Document for Proposed Public Health Goals for Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water
OEHHA is announcing the release of a draft document for public review describing proposed Public Health Goals (PHGs) for the four regulated trihalomethanes (THMs) found in drinking water as a result...
Jun 1, 2018: Announcement of Second Public Comment Period for the Draft Technical Support Document on the Proposed Updates of the Public Health Goals for Cis-/Trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene in Drinking Water
OEHHA is soliciting comments on the revised draft technical support document during a 30-day comment period. OEHHA will evaluate all the comments received and revise the document as appropriate.
May 11, 2018: Announcement of Publication of Public Health Goals and Availability of Technical Support Document for Nitrate and Nitrite in Drinking Water
Updated Public Health Goals (PHGs) for nitrate and nitrite in drinking water, technical support document, received comments, and responce to comments.
Feb 9, 2018: Announcement of Second Public Comment Period for the Draft Technical Support Document on the Proposed Updates of the Public Health Goals for Nitrate and Nitrite in Drinking Water
OEHHA is soliciting comments on the revised draft technical support document during a 30-day comment period. OEHHA will evaluate all the comments received and revise the document as appropriate.
Aug 4, 2017: Draft Technical Support Document on the Proposed Update of the Public Health Goals for Cis-/Trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene in Drinking Water - Comment Period and Workshop
Draft technical support document for the update of the Public Health Goals (PHGs) for cis-1,2-dichloroethylene (cis-1,2-DCE) and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (trans-1,2-DCE) in drinking water.  The...
Aug 4, 2017: Public Workshop - Draft Technical Support Document on the Proposed Update of the Public Health Goals for Cis-/Trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene in Drinking Water
September 18, 2017 workshop on the draft technical support document for the update of the Public Health Goals (PHGs) for cis-1,2-dichloroethylene (cis-1,2-DCE) and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (trans-1...
Aug 4, 2017: Comment Period - Draft Technical Support Document on the Proposed Update of the Public Health Goals for Cis-/Trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene in Drinking Water
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of the draft technical support document for the update
Dec 16, 2016: Draft Technical Support Document on the Proposed Update of the Public Health Goals for Nitrate and Nitrite in Drinking Water
Proposed update of the PHGs for nitrate and nitrite published in 1997.  OEHHA is proposing to retain the original PHG values.
Dec 16, 2016: Comment Period - Proposed Update of the Public Health Goals for Nitrate and Nitrite in Drinking Water
Comment period on the proposed update of the PHGs for nitrate and nitrite published in 1997.  OEHHA is proposing to retain the original PHG values.

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