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Tennessee Law Requires Public Notice

Tennessee Statute (enacted in 2012)
Abstract: 

This section requires public water systems that determine to cease fluoridation to notify the department of environment and conservation and the department of health of its decision within thirty (30) days of the decision. The section also requires the water system to give notice to its customers.

Tenn. Pub. Ch. 777 (April 19, 2012) (Will amend Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-221-708(c) Notification to public and regulatory agencies.)

Statute

Identifiers

Title 68. Health, Safety, and Environmental Protection.
Chapter 221. Water and Sewerage.
Part 7. Safe Drinking Water Act.
§ 68-221-708. Notification to Public and Regulatory Agencies.

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 221, relative to drinking water.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-221-708(c), is amended by deleting
the subsection in its entirety and by substituting the following:

(c) Any public water system or waterworks system as defined in this title, which
determines to initiate or permanently cease fluoridation of its water supply, shall notify the
Department of Environment and Conservation and the Department of Health of its intention
thirty (30) days prior to any vote. The water system shall additionally give public notice to its
customers in a general mailing at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting at which said vote
shall take place.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming law, the public welfare requiring it.