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Drinking Water Services Fee Amendments

The Oregon Health Authority, Drinking Water Services (the Authority) amended five Oregon Administrative Rules related to fees for services supporting public water systems. These amendments were necessary for the Authority to maintain its current level of service in certifying backflow testers, cross connection specialists and water system operators as well as reviewing construction plans and conducting sanitary survey inspections. The specific amendments are identified in the documents available below, which include:
Final Rules
The final rules have been filed with the Secretary of State. The new fees will take effect on January 1, 2016. The final rules are available below:
 
Public Hearing & Comment Period
The public comment period for this rulemaking closed on September 30, 2015. Public hearing were held at three locations as identified below. Public comments related tot he proposed rules are included in the following Hearing Officer's Report.
 
 
If you have any questions about this rulemaking please contact Brad Daniels at 971-673-0405.
 
 
Revised Total Coliform Rule Amendments

The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division is proposing to permanently amend and adopt Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, division 61 relating to protection against microbiological contamination in public drinking water systems and the prevention of waterborne illness.  The rulemaking will ensure that Authority rules are no less stringent than corresponding federal regulations so that the Authority will be granted primary enforcement responsibility (primacy) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Revised Total Coliform Rule.

Rule amendments will also ensure primacy for regulations related to monitoring for organic chemicals as well as clarifying the rules by removing old rule language with no current or future applicability. 

Specific amendments and proposed rule language are identified in the documents available below, which include:
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing
The Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact
The Federal Register with Revisions to the Total Coliform Rule, Final Rule

Summary of Substantive Rule Amendments

Proposed Revisions

Amendments are identified as red text with new language underlined and language to be deleted with a strike-through.  Double underlined or double strikethrough text denotes text that has been moved.

Public Hearing & Comment Period
The public comment period for this rulemaking closed on October 30, 2015.
If you have any questions or would like to request a paper copy of these documents, please contact Brad Daniels at 971-673-0405.