The State of New Jersey had proposed setting 5 parts per billion as the Maximum Contaminant Level for perchlorate in drinking water. The proposed reporting limit was 3 ppb. This NJDEP perchlorate proposal was published in the March 16, 2009 New Jersey Register.
In March 2010 the NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin decided not to promulgate the proposed perchlorate regulations.
In May 2010 Commissioner Martin stated “I have committed to base final DEP decisions on a thorough review of all available science... So it is very important that our facts are accurate and we are transparent when having a public dialogue on any issue.”
At this time the NJDEP and the USEPA are reviewing perchlorate issues.
The perchlorate MCL was to be applicable to both public and private water systems. Testing was to be required for public water systems and in the Private Well Testing Act.
Garden State Laboratories, Inc. is one of the few labs in New Jersey certified by the NJDEP for perchlorate analysis. We are certified for USEPA Method 314.0 and our reporting limit is 2 ppb.
To help you stay on top of drinking water regulations, Garden State Labs has set up a Twitter account, WaterTests for rapidly distributing information about perchlorate and other water regulations. There is no charge for following the WaterTests twitter account. If you do not have a Twitter account you can set one up at no charge. As we get perchlorate info we will tweet it with appropriate links. If you have any questions or if you have information for us to tweet, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-273-8901.
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