Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Public Comment Process
The MAHC has been developed as a set of modules on specific topics that have each had multiple opportunities for review and comment by the public and other stakeholders.
The Steering Committee and appropriate Technical Committee(s) have reviewed the comments and revised the modules as needed. Revised interim modules have been posted again before posting of the complete code.
Once all the MAHC modules have been revised after their first 60-day review, all modules will be integrated into a single document and the entire MAHC will be posted again for another 60-day public comment period to allow reviewers to review sections across modules and cross-check the entire MAHC for completeness. After the close of this second public comment period, the complete MAHC draft will be revised based on public comment, cleared through CDC, and re-posted to the MAHC website as the MAHC 1st edition. The MAHC 1st edition will be systematically updated on a periodic basis to incorporate new partner input, additional best practices, and the latest science.
Current versions of each MAHC module are posted on the MAHC for Review page.
Are you an environmental or other public health professional, aquatics facility designer or operator, scientist specializing in waterborne disease prevention, 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 that are open for public comment and submit those comments. To provide comments, download and fill out the comment form [Word - 4 pages] by typing your comments into the form and saving it.
NOTE: 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: Unless there is new, peer-reviewed, scientific data to support a change request, the MAHC committees strongly encourage submission of only new comments that were not addressed during the previous comment period.
NOTE 2: If part of a larger group or organization, please consolidate comments to speed the MAHC response time to public comments.
NOTE 3: 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.
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