The proposed Groundwater Protection Rule has been approved by an Administrative Law Judge through two orders, but has not yet been adopted.

A comment period was open from April 30 to August 22, 2018. The comment period was conducted by an ALJ and all comments were submitted to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). During this time five public hearings were held around the state. Over 3,000 comments were submitted during the comment period. There were 92 written comments, 40 people testified at five rule hearings and over 2,900 form letters were submitted to OAH. There were an additional six comments submitted during the rebuttal period.

Comments submitted during the comment period can be viewed on OAH's rulemaking website.

Comments submitted during the rebuttal period can also be viewed on the OAH's rulemaking website.

*A number of web addresses in the SONAR and the proposed rule have recently changed. Please view the Updated Links (PDF) to access the references listed.


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