The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has convened an expert review panel as required by Section 13561.2 of the Water Code. The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) will administer the panel and facilitate the panel meetings and panel work. The charge of the expert panel is to review the proposed criteria and make a finding as to whether, in its expert opinion, the proposed criteria would adequately protect public health. Information about the expert panel is available on the State Water Board DPR website.
The first meeting of expert panel will take place over a 2-day period on August 24-25, 2021 via videoconference. The meeting agenda is available here. Members of the public are invited to observe the open sessions of expert panel meeting 1. A public comment segment is scheduled for the afternoon of the second day to provide an opportunity for the public to present questions and comments to DDW staff. Instructions for accessing the meeting and providing public comment will be provided in a future email.