Human Health Criteria Technical Workgroup
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) determined that formulation of a human health criteria (HHC) technical workgroup is warranted. The workgroup will be composed of public and private stakeholders. The role of the Workgroup is to:
- Review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health (2000) and Updated National Recommended Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health (2015)
- Review existing information applicable to HHC derivation
- Identify potential options for state decision makers to consider in the rule making process
The Technical Workgroup will be exploring the following questions as part of this process:
Technical Workgroup Questions (DOCX)
The role of the workgroup is purely advisory in nature and will not immediately result in rule making.
Composition of HHC Workgroup
Participants represent a variety of public and private interests. Individuals were identified by DEC or recommended to DEC as representative of key stakeholder groups. All final decisions associated with the composition of the workgroup were made at DEC’s discretion.
Where we are now
DEC will be holding its first workgroup meeting on August 20, 2015 in the first floor conference room of the DEC building located at 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage. This meeting will be open to the public but seating is limited. The proceedings of the meeting will be posted online within two weeks of the meeting date. Subsequent meetings will be held via web conferencing services.
Method of Public Participation
The meeting presentations will be available to the public via web conferencing. To be included in the web conference you will need to contact the following address in advance of the meeting: DEC_HHC_Rulemaking@alaska.gov
Additional meetings may be scheduled if necessary.
For additional information regarding this rule making, contact Brock Tabor at firstname.lastname@example.org, 907-465-5185.