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Mandatory Lead Testing of School Drinking Water

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Sep 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

On September 6, 2016, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill passed by the State Legislature in June requiring school districts and BOCES to periodically test the drinking water in their occupied school buildings for lead contamination and report the results (Ch. 296 of the Laws of 2016, which adds a new section 1110 to the Public Health Law).[1] On the same date, the State Department of Health (“DOH”) issued emergency regulations specifying the standards for testing, the schedule for testing, reporting requirements and other steps that must be taken after testing is completed (10 NYCRR Subpart 67-4). Clients can access full memorandum in the client portal.

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