PA DEP open for comment on Chapter 95 Total Dissolved Solids regulation changes

The PA Department of Environmental Protection is moving forward with changes to Chapter 95 of our regulations. We are doing this to ensure continued protection of our drinking water intakes and aquatic life. To meet the new rules, new discharges with high TDS concentrations have to be treated prior to being discharged.

The Office of Environmental Advocate and other DEP Programs have prepared a plain language summary of the proposed regulations in order to make them easier to understand and encourage public participation. All public comments must be received by February 12, 2010.