Reducing Lead in School Drinking Water
The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is proposing to permanently adopt Oregon Administrative Rule 333-061-0400 for testing school drinking water taps for lead and removing, repairing or replacing the taps if necessary to deliver safe drinking water.
Specific amendments and proposed rule language are identified in the document available below:
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing, Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact, and the full text of the proposed rule
Frequently Asked Questions
Proposed Rule Text - formatted to be easier to read
For additional information about lead in school drinking water please visit the Healthy School Facilities page.
Public Hearing and Comment Period
If you wish to comment on these proposed rule revisions, you may submit written comments or provide oral testimony as follows:
- You may submit written comments before 5:00 p.m. on October 26, 2018 to:
- OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, OR 97232
- By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- By facsimile to: (971) 673-1299.
- You can present oral testimony at the following public hearing:
- Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St, Room, Portland, OR 97232 in Room 1E on October 24 at 1:00 p.m.
If you have any questions or would like to request a paper copy of these documents, please contact Kari Salis at 971-673-0405
Temporary Rules for Cyanotoxin Monitoring at Public Drinking Water Systems
Effective July 1, 2018
Oregon Health Authority has developed temporary rules that will require drinking water systems in the state using certain surface water sources, such as those prone to harmful algae blooms, to routinely test for cyanotoxins that these blooms produce, and notify the public about the test results.
These rules are effective July 1, 2018 and will remain in effect until permanent rules can be established later this year following a thorough, public rulemaking process.
In the meantime, OHA is encouraging water systems that serve surface water that has had algae issues in the past to voluntarily test for cyanotoxins and notify the public about the results.
In the coming weeks and months, OHA will post updates on this page to inform the public about the rulemaking process, including meeting notices for the rulemaking process, draft of rules and ways to make public comment. For more information, contact Drinking Water Services.
Notice to Interested Parties
Temporary Administrative Order
OAR 333-061-0510 through 0580
FAQs about Temporary Rules for Cyanotoxin Monitoring