DNR to host public hearing on PFAS water contamination standards

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Wisconsin residents will get the chance to weigh in June 4 on proposed standards for water contaminants known as PFAS in our water.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is hosting a virtual hearing on the regulation of polyfluoralkyl substances at 1 p.m. June 4. The hearing will focus on proposed revisions to ch. NR 809 related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS.

The public will have the opportunity to speak at the hearing.

Registration will take place at the hearing by completing a Hearing Appearance form, which is available at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/news/input/ProposedPermanent.html. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged if you plan to provide spoken comments during the hearing. To pre-register, please download and complete the fillable Hearing Appearance form and send it to Adam.DeWeese@wisconsin.gov.

Learn more about the hearing here: Hearing on PFAS information.

The proposed rules can be found here.