Plan to Generate Surface Water Quality Standards

On December 30, 2019, NHDES submitted a plan to the legislature to establish surface water quality standards for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This plan, in accordance with Chapter 368 laws of 2018, contains a schedule and cost estimates, was required to be delivered to the legislature for their consideration by no later than January 1, 2020. The plan is available at the following link: https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/wqs/documents/r-wd-19-30.pdf

Further action regarding this plan, if any, will await enabling legislation and funding.