Draft Residue Criteria Public Notice

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 18 Chapter 70 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with Water Quality Standards. DEC proposes to change the current water quality criteria for residues in fresh and marine waters by amending 18 AAC 70.020 (b)(8) and (20) and Note 13. The proposed changes are consistent with federal Environmental Protection Agency guidance.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Carl Reese at 410 Willoughby Ave. Suite 303, P.O. Box 111800, Juneau Alaska 99801-1800 or email Carl.Reese@Alaska.gov, or fax to (907) 465-5274. The comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., on January 12, 2011. Comments received after this date will not be considered in final action on these rules.

Public Hearing
Oral or written testimony may be given at a public hearing from 4 pm to 6 pm on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 1st Floor Main Conference Room, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501. The call in number is 1-800-315-6338, Conference Code 2881 followed by the pound (#) sign.

If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Deborah Pock at (907) 269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 no later than 5:00 p.m., December 10, 2010 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

For a copy of the proposed regulation changes, contact Carl Reese at 410 Willoughby Ave. Suite 303, P.O. Box 11180, Juneau, Alaska 99801-1800 or email carl.reese@alaska.gov, or call (907) 465-5018.

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