Moving Michigan forward on PFAS drinking water regulations, the Science Advisory Workgroup recently provided its health-based values to the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART). These PFAS health-based values will be used by the State of Michigan to develop regulatory drinking water standards.
Because soil can potentially contain harmful bacteria, plant viruses, fungi, nematodes, and other propagules, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the importation of soil for both domestic regulated and foreign soil. These regulations are put in place to protect agriculture and natural resources from the introduction of destructive plant and animal diseases.
The State of Michigan has strengthened its lead and copper rules for drinking water. The changes were filed on June 14, 2018, and are now part of the official state statute. These changes wrap-up a year-long administrative process between the MDEQ and the governor’s office. With these changes, Michigan now has the strictest lead in drinking water rules in the country. The highlights of the changes to the lead in drinking water rules, include: