Wisconsin DNR Begins Process to Set Standards for PFAS


Today, Tuesday November 12, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public hearing in Room G09 of the State Natural Resources Building at 101 S. Webster in Madison. The hearing will be broadcast live to DNR service centers in Green Bay and Eau Claire.

If you won’t have time to attend the hearing today you can address written comments by November 19, 2019 via email or by the US Postal Service to:

Department of Natural Resources ,

Attn: Adam DeWeese, DG/5

P.O.Box 7921

101 S. Webster Street

Madison, WI. 53707-7921

What is at Stake?

At the direction of Governor Tony Evers, the DNR is starting the process to add PFAS to a list of more than 90 regulated contaminants. The rule-making process will establish maximum contaminant levels for drinking, ground, and surface waters.

Currently, the US Environmental Protection Agency EPA) has not even decided whether, or not, to establish federal drinking water standards for PFAS. Congress continues to dither about forcing the EPA to take action.

About Steve Glass

The blogger is a restoration ecologist, Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (#0093 SER) and writer living in the Midwestern United States.
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