On May 17, 2017 the EQB adopted DEP’s proposed revisions to the General Update of Chapter 109 Safe Drinking Water regulations. The package includes new annual fees and also revised permit fees. Other changes include alarm and shutdown capabilities, auxillary power, revised turbidity requirements, etc.
This fee package is in response to lack of funding to the state budget for the PA drinking water program. EPA has put DEP on notice for failure to meet the federal requirement for onsite review of water system operations and maintenance capability (also known as a sanitary survey). Click here
for DEP’s response letter to EPA.
To view the proposed regs and supporting information, click here
and scroll down to the May 17th
meeting. PMAA is interested in your comments and strongly encourage you to share any input or feedback you may have. Please email Jennifer Case
, Government Relations Liaison.