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AB-1204 Public water systems: primary drinking water standards: implementation date.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/22/2019 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1204


Introduced by Assembly Member Blanca Rubio

February 21, 2019


An act to add Section 116365.1 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to drinking water.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1204, as introduced, Blanca Rubio. Public water systems: primary drinking water standards: implementation date.
Existing law, the California Safe Drinking Water Act, requires the State Water Resources Control Board to administer provisions relating to the regulation of drinking water to protect public health, including, but not limited to, conducting research, studies, and demonstration programs relating to the provision of a dependable, safe supply of drinking water, enforcing the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, adopting implementing regulations, and conducting studies and investigations to assess the quality of water in private domestic water supplies. The act requires the board to adopt primary drinking water standards for contaminants in drinking water and requires the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to prepare and publish an assessment of the risks to public health posed by each contaminant for which the board proposes a primary drinking water standard. Existing law requires the state board to consider specified criteria when it adopts a primary drinking water standard, including the technological and economic feasibility of compliance.
This bill would require the adoption or amendment of a primary drinking water standard for a contaminant in drinking water not regulated by a federal primary drinking water standard or that is more stringent than a federal primary drinking water standard to take effect 3 years after the date on which the state board adopts or amends the primary drinking water standard. The bill would authorize the state board to delay the effective date of the primary drinking water standard adoption or amendment by no more than 2 additional years as necessary for capital improvements to comply with a maximum contaminant level or treatment technique.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 116365.1 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

116365.1.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a primary drinking water standard adopted pursuant to Section 116365 and any amendment to a primary drinking water standard for a contaminant in drinking water not regulated by a federal primary drinking water standard adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or that is more stringent than a federal primary drinking water standard adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, shall take effect three years after the date on which the state board adopts or amends the primary drinking water standard.
(b) The state board may delay the effective date of a primary drinking water standard described in subdivision (a) by no more than two additional years as necessary for capital improvements to comply with a maximum contaminant level or treatment technique.