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EPA Denies Anti-Fluoride Petition

The EPA rejected a petition in August 2013 seeking to ban a form of fluoride that is commonly used to fluoridate drinking water, noting that petitioners lacked “sufficient facts” to support their case.

Tennessee Law Requires Public Notice

A Tennessee law enacted in 2012 requires local water systems to provide a minimum period of public notification before ceasing or starting fluoridation.

Oklahoma :: Ordinance :: McAlester

Citation: 

McAlester, Oklahoma, Municipal Code § 106-45 (2009).

Date Adopted: 
Tue, 11/24/2009
Title: 
McAlester Code of Ordinances
Chapter: 
PART II - CODE OF ORDINANCES
Article: 
Chapter 106 - UTILITIES
Legislation Type: 
Ordinance
Part: 
ARTICLE II. - WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
Locality: 
McAlester
Division: 
DIVISION 1. - GENERALLY
Section: 
§ Sec. 106-45 Fluoridation of water supply.
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Oklahoma :: Ordinance :: Alva

Citation: 

Alva, Oklahoma, Municipal Code § 44-82 (2012); Alva, Oklahoma, Municipal Code § 44-83 (2012); Alva, Oklahoma, Municipal Code § 44-84 (2012); Alva, Oklahoma, Municipal Code § 44-85 (2012); Alva, Oklahoma, Municipal Code § 44-86 (2012).

Date Adopted: 
Mon, 06/18/2012
Title: 
Alva Code of Ordinances
Chapter: 
Chapter 44 - UTILITIES
Legislation Type: 
Ordinance
Article: 
ARTICLE III. - WATER SERVICES
Locality: 
Alva
Division: 
DIVISION 2. - FLUORIDE
Section: 
§ Sec. 44-82 Fluoride abhorrent to tooth decay.
§ Sec. 44-83 Fluoride not found in sufficient quantities in water.
§ Sec. 44-84 Introduction of fluoride into water; beneficial.
§ Sec. 44-85 City clerk to procure approval of state board of health.
§ Sec. 44-86 City clerk to procure apparatus and to induce fluoride into the water.
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Utah :: Statute (HB 72) (last amended April 2013, Effective July 1, 2013)

Abstract: 

This part of the Utah Safe Drinking Water Act provides that public water supplies may not have fluorine added to or removed from the water supply without the approval of a majority of voters in an election in the area affected. An election shall be held: (1) upon the filing of an initiative petition requesting the action, (2) in the case of a municipal, local district, special service district, or county water system that is functionally separate from any other water system, upon the passage of a resolution by the legislative body or local district or special service district board representing the affected votes, submitting the question to the affected voters at a municipal general election, or (3) in a county of the first or second class, upon the passage of a resolution by the county legislative body to place an opinion question relating to all public water systems within the county on the ballot at a general election. The chapter provides that if a majority of voters on an opinion question approve the addition of fluorine to or the removal of fluorine from the public water supplies within the county, the local health departments shall require the addition of fluorine to or the removal of fluorine from all public water supplies within that county other than those systems: (a) that are functionally separate from any other public water systems in that country; and (b) where a majority of the voters served by the public water system voted against the addition or removal of fluorine on the opinion question. The chapter provides that, in an election where a majority of the voters approve the addition to or removal of fluorine from the public water supplies, no election to consider removing fluorine from or adding fluorine to the public water supplies shall be held for a period of four years from the date of approval by the majority of voters. The chapter authorizes a local health department to order the temporary removal of fluoride under certain circumstances and shall issue public notice regarding the removal. The chapter includes a special section on the provision of fluoridated water to a residence or business in a municipality located in two counties, one that has approved fluoridation and one that has not approved fluoridation. The provision of fluoridated water will be allowed: (1) if the owner requests that the public water system supply water to the residence or business, (2) no reasonable alternative water supply exists, and (3) the owner’s request can be fulfilled without affecting other residences or businesses in the municipality or county that has not approved fluoridation. The chapter also includes a section on the provision of fluoridated water to a municipality or county that has not approved fluoridation if, as a result of a short-term emergency, the only water available is from the public water system’s fluoridated inventory.

Utah Code Ann. § 19-4-111. Fluoride added to or removed from water -- Election or shareholder vote required (Adopted 1981, last amended April 2013).
Utah Code Ann. § 19-4-111.1. Provision of fluoridated water -- Request of resident (Adopted May 6, 2002, last amended April 2013).
Utah Code Ann. § 19-4-111.2. Provision of fluoridated water -- Emergency circumstances (Adopted May 6, 2002, last amended April 2013).

Date Last Ammended: 
Mon, 04/01/2013
Legislation Type: 
Statute
Locality: 
Utah
Section: 
Utah Code Ann. § 19-4-111. Fluoride added to or removed from water -- Election or shareholder vote required
Utah Code Ann. § 19-4-111.1. Provision of fluoridated water -- Request of resident
Utah Code Ann. § 19-4-111.2. Provision of fluoridated water -- Emergency circumstances
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Michigan :: Ordinance :: Middleville

Citation: 

Middleville, Michigan Code of Ordinances Sec. 70-35
Middleville, Michigan Code of Ordinances Sec. 70-36

Date Adopted: 
Tue, 12/18/2012
Title: 
Middleville Code of Ordinances
Chapter: 
Chapter 70 - UTILITIES
Legislation Type: 
Ordinance
Article: 
ARTICLE II. - WATER
Locality: 
Middleville
Part: 
DIVISION 1. - GENERALLY
Section: 
§ Sec. 70-35 Addition of fluoride rejected.
§ Sec. 70-36 Protection of water supply system.
State: 

Michigan :: Ordinance :: Corunna

Citation: 

Corunna, Michigan Code of Ordinances Sec. 78-155

Date Adopted: 
Tue, 09/04/2012
Title: 
Corunna Code of Ordinances
Chapter: 
Chapter 78 - UTILITIES
Article: 
ARTICLE III. - WATER
Legislation Type: 
Ordinance
Locality: 
Corunna
Section: 
§ Sec. 78-155 Fluoridation.
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Michigan :: Ordinance :: Mayville

Citation: 

Mayville, Michigan Code of Ordinances Sec. 70-34

Title: 
Mayville Code of Ordinances
Chapter: 
Chapter 70 - UTILITIES
Article: 
ARTICLE II. - WATER SERVICE
Legislation Type: 
Ordinance
Locality: 
Mayville
Part: 
DIVISION 1. - GENERALLY
Section: 
§ Sec. 70-34 Fluoridation rejected.
State: 

Michigan :: Ordinance :: Harrison

Citation: 

Harrison, Michigan Compilation-General and Zoning 25.051

Date Adopted: 
Mon, 05/07/1973
Title: 
Harrison Compilation-General and Zoning
Chapter: 
Title II
Article: 
Chapter 17
Legislation Type: 
Ordinance
Locality: 
Harrison
Section: 
§ 25.051 Addition of fluoride prohibited.
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Missouri :: Ordinance :: Sullivan

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Sullivan's City Council passed Ordiance 3667, eliminating the city's fluoridation requirement, repealing Sullivan Code 705.050. 

See also James B. Bartle, Fluoridation Repealed In Sullivan, Three Ordinances Approved, Sullivan Independent News (June 2, 2015), available at http://www.mysullivannews.com/2015/06/fluoridation-repealed-in-sullivan-....

 

Last updated: June 19, 2015.  

 

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Michigan :: Ordinance :: West Branch

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On June 1, 2015, West Branch City Counsel voted 6-1 to increase water fluoridation levels to the state and Federal recommended 0.7 ppm. See Matt Varcak, "City votes to increase level of fluoride in the water," Ogemaw County Herald (June 1, 2015), available at http://www.ogemawherald.com/stories/City-votes-to-increase-level-of-fluoride-in-water,101683.   

 

Last updated June 19, 2015.

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New York :: Administrative Code

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The additions to the New York Public Health Code prevent jurisdictions already participating in water fluoridation from ceasing their program without first providing a notice to the public and a ninety-day comment period.

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NY PUB HEALTH § 1100–a

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West Virginia :: Local Authority :: Clarksburg

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Clarksburg, WV has voted to take bids for all of its water treatment chemicals save for fluoride, essentially ending water fluoridation in the jurisdiction.  See http://wvmetronews.com/2015/05/11/clarksburg-water-board-votes-to-end-practice-of-fluoridation/.  The Water Board has decided to continue to discuss the issue even after not voting to fund any fluoride contracts. See http://www.theet.com/news/local/water-board-to-resume-discussions-about-fluoride/article_4000700a-30b8-5d34-a8db-bb29463c472c.html

Last Updated: May 19, 2015

Michigan :: Ogemaw County :: Consideration

Abstract: 

The West Branch (Michigan) city counsel will consider whether to add fluoride to its water supply in the near future.  See http://ogemawherald.com/stories/City-to-consider-adding-additional-fluor....

 

Last updated: April 10, 2015.  

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