MAHC Public Comment Process
The MAHC is being developed as a set of modules on specific topics with multiple opportunities for review and comment by the public and other stakeholders.
The Steering Committee and appropriate Technical Committee(s) review the comments and revise the modules as needed. Revised interim modules may be posted again before posting of a complete code.
Once all the MAHC modules are revised after their first 60-day review, the entire MAHC will be posted again for another 60-day public comment period to allow reviewers to review sections across modules and check the entire MAHC for completeness.
Once the complete MAHC is finalized and released, it is anticipated that it will continue to be updated on a periodic and systematic basis to incorporate additional best practices and the latest science.
The current status of each module is summarized on the Modules for Review page.
Are you an environmental or other public health professional, scientist specializing in waterborne disease prevention, aquatics facility designer or operator, or other professional or a member of the general public interested in protecting and advancing public health at aquatic venues? If so, you are invited to review draft MAHC modules and submit comments. To provide comments, download and fill out the comment form [Word - 4 pages] by typing your comments into the form and saving it. Only comments sent in this form will be accepted. Send the form by the submission deadline:
- By email as an email attachment to MAHC@cdc.gov or
- By mail (postmarked by the submission deadline) to:
Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-4018
NOTE 1: If part of a larger group or organization, please consolidate comments to speed the MAHC response time to public comments.
NOTE 2: As part of the MAHC public comment process, all comments as well as reviewer names, location, and affiliations are public information and will be included in the public comment response document to be posted to the MAHC section of the Healthy Swimming website.
For questions or comments about the Model Aquatic Health Code, please email MAHC@cdc.gov.
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