Every three years the State is required by 15A NCAC 02L .0202(f) to review its groundwater water quality standards and interim maximum allowable concentrations to determine if changes are needed and, if necessary, to make those changes. This review process is referred to as the "Triennial Review." In order to provide consistency and to make the review process more transparent, the Division of Water Resources developed a standard operating procedure that lays out the steps to be followed and the hierarchy of references to be used to develop or review groundwater standards as required by 2L regulations.
In accordance with 15A NCAC 02L groundwater regulations, the standards are currently under review. Upon completion of review, any necessary revisions will be presented to the Ground Water and Waste Management Committe of the Environmental Management Commission. Staff continually accepts comments and suggestions for modifications to the groundwater standards.
Please email your name, affiliation, address and comments to Connie.Brower@ncdenr.gov. You may also
mail your comments to the following address:
ATTN Connie Brower
DWR WATER PLANNING SECTION
N.C. DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
1617 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
RALEIGH NC 27699-1617