SB 279

DEP Rules Regarding Water Quality Standards

This bill would approve changes to the human drinking water quality standards, weakening some and strengthening others. It also changes the review process for future changes in the standards by assigning the sole approval authority to the DEP without legislative review.

ISSUES: Pure Water

CWV Position: Opposes

Status: Introduced in Senate 1/17/2022, referred to Judiciary Committee; passed Senate 1/31/22; referred to House Judiciary committee 2/1/22; passed House 2/11/22; Approved by Governor 2/21/2022