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Title: Section 67-4.3 - Monitoring

Effective Date

04/03/2024

Section 67-4.3 Monitoring.  

(a) All schools shall test potable water for lead contamination as required in this Subpart. 

(b) First-draw samples shall be collected from all outlets, as defined in this Subpart. A first-draw sample volume shall be 250 milliliters (mL), collected from a cold water outlet before any water is used. The water shall be motionless in the pipes for a minimum of 8 hours, but not more than 18 hours, before sample collection. First-draw samples shall be collected pursuant to such other specifications as the Department may determine appropriate. 

(c) Monitoring. Schools shall collect first-draw samples in accordance with subdivision (b) of this section by December 21, 2025 or at an earlier time as determined by the commissioner. Schools shall continue to collect first-draw samples at least every three years thereafter or at an earlier time as determined by the commissioner.  All such sampling shall be conducted according to procedures as determined by the commissioner.  For buildings put into service after December 22, 2022, initial first-draw samples shall be performed in accordance with subdivision (b) of this section prior to occupancy.    

(d) All first-draw samples shall be analyzed by a laboratory approved to perform such analyses by the Department’s Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP). 

Statutory Authority

Public Health Law, Sections 1370-a and 1110

Volume

VOLUME A-1a (Title 10)

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