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Announcement of Extension of Public Comment Period on
Proposed Public Health Goal for Styrene in Drinking Water
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency is hereby announcing a 60-day extension of the public comment period on the draft technical support document for the proposed Public Health Goal (PHG) for styrene in drinking water. The draft PHG document is currently posted on the OEHHA Web site (www.oehha.ca.gov) and OEHHA is soliciting comments on it from all interested parties. The Office will also hold a public workshop on July 15, 2008 at the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, 94612, Room 2, 10 a.m.-12 noon, or until business is concluded. OEHHA follows the requirements set forth in Health and Safety Code Sections 57003(a) and 116365 for conducting the workshop and receiving public input.
All oral and written comments will be considered during the next revision of the draft technical support document for styrene. Comments must be received at the OEHHA address below by 5:00 p.m. on September 15, 2008 to be considered during this document revision period. The PHG technical support documents provide information on the health effects of contaminants in drinking water. The PHG is a level of drinking water contaminant at which adverse health effects are not expected to occur from a lifetime of exposure. The California Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996 (Health and Safety Code Section 116365), amended 1999, requires OEHHA to develop PHGs based exclusively on public health considerations. PHGs published by OEHHA will be considered by the California Department of Health Services in setting drinking water standards (Maximum Contaminant Levels, or MCLs).
If you would like to receive further information on this announcement or have questions, please contact our office at (510) 622-3170 or the address below.
Michael Baes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pesticide and Environmental Toxicology Branch
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
California Environmental Protection Agency
1515 Clay St., 16th floor
Oakland, California 94612
Attention: PHG Project