What is next in the process?

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DEQ will consider all of the comments received during this initial outreach and determine how best to proceed. If DEQ decides to proceed with the rule changes, DEQ will address initial comments and bring the proposed revisions before the Water and Waste Advisory Board for consideration. A public comment period will occur prior to and during the hearing with the Water and Waste Advisory Board. If recommended by the Advisory Board, the rule will be brought before the Environmental Quality Council (council). A public comment period will occur prior to and during the hearing with the council. Once approved by the council, the revised rules will be submitted to the Governor for approval.