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MASSACHUSETTS – Public Pools

 

Regulation ID: MA35298

 

Issue: Pools & Spas – Heath, Safety and Security Requirements

 

Affects:  Those who construct, operate, maintain, and inspect, public and semi-public pools.

 

Deadline for input:  August 2

 

Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org

 

Rule Summary: The Bureau of Environmental Health, Community Sanitation Program, proposes these amendments after conducting a thorough review of the Pool Code and consideration of initial feedback from stakeholders. These proposed amendments revise outdated standards, clarify regulatory requirements, and improve readability to achieve the objectives and underlying purpose of the regulations: establishing minimum standards for the health and safety of users of public and semi-public swimming, wading, and special purpose pools. 

 

Status: Public Hearings September 13, September 27, October 4; Comments due October 6

Notice of Proposed Rules (p. 56): 

http://statelink.stateside.com/Attachments/38762_MAregister7.14.17.pdf

Proposed Rules: 

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/laws-regs/dph/proposed-regulations/minimum-standards-for-swimming-pools.html