Microplastics – California to Adopt Drinking Water Regulations

According to a May 6, 2020 Hunton Andrews Kurth law firm article https://www.huntonnickelreportblog.com/2020/05/regulating-microplastics-in-drinking-water-california-retains-its-vanguard-status/#page=1 by State law “… the California State Water Resources Control Board is required adopt a definition for Microplastics in Drinking Water by July 1, 2020. Additionally, before July 1, 2021, the State Board must: (1) adopt a standard methodology for testing drinking water for microplastics; (2) adopt a requirement for four years of testing and reporting of microplastics in drinking water, including public disclosure of the results; (3) consider issuing a notification level or other guidance to help consumers interpret the testing results; and (4) accredit laboratories in California to analyze for microplastics. The State Board can implement these requirements through adoption of a Policy Handbook, rather than through the formal rulemaking process … suppliers in California will be the first in the nation to test for microplastics in drinking water …” #Microplastics #DrinkingWater #SingleUsePlastic #PlasticWaste