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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Setting Public Drinking Water and Groundwater Standards for PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, & PFHxS

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) held three work sessions in October 2018 to engage stakeholders on setting public drinking water and groundwater standards for the following Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs): PFOA, PFOS, PFNA and PFHxS. These work sessions were held to receive technical information as well as to inform stakeholders of NHDES' process for deriving the Maximum Contaminant Limits (MCLs), which, by law, then become the Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (AGQSs,) for these four PFAS compounds. NHDES also solicited input on approach, data and studies to be used for setting the MCLs. These sessions were for technical comments only; a general public comment period will be provided as part of the official rulemaking process, which is scheduled to begin in January 2019.

The following table includes all of the comments submitted during this session. [Note: Where commenters provided information on multiple occasions, files were consolidated into a single PDF and listed on the most recent date of submission. Some of the studies, reports and news clippings provided with comments are not posted on this site for copyright reasons.]

PFAS MCL-AGQS Technical Report Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol(June 2019)

All documents have been saved in Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol format.

Date received Commenter
10/16/18 Geoff Daly, Nashua resident
10/17/18 Fuss and Oneill Inc
10/18/18 Katherine Pelch, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)
10/31/18 Business and Industry Association (BIA)
11/02/18 Textiles Coated International (TCI)
11/08/18 Barbara Healey
11/08/18 Gail Shaw
11/08/18 New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
11/09/18 Laurene Allen, Merrimack resident
11/09/18 North East Biosolids & Residuals Association (NEBRA)
11/09/18 The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)
11/09/18 Alayna Davis
11/09/18 New Hampshire Municipal Association (NHMA)
11/09/18 Provencher Engineering
11/09/18 American Chemistry Council (ACC)
11/09/18 Lea Anne Atwell, NHDES
11/09/18 3M
11/09/18 Stephen Clough
11/09/18 Sanborn, Head and Associates Inc.
11/10/18 STEEP Superfund Research Center
11/13/18 Kate Emma Schlosser, NHDES Hazardous Waste Remediation Bureau
11/17/18 Responsible Science Policy Coalition (RSPC)

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