Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League urges the Department to consider the enactment of emergency, temporary, or permanent rules that require the following:
- Testing and analysis be performed after a spill has been reported/detected, including the recommended time frame for such testing.
- That water providers notify their users of discharges/spills immediately.
- Additionally, that water providers notify users immediately of any detection of unregulated chemicals, as well as detection of other contaminants that exceed the regulatory limit.
- The Department should post the results on the DEQ website and send out notices to their media/interested parties lists.