March 28, 2014
MAHC milestone reached!
Today marks an important milestone in the development of the MAHC, the nation’s first science-based model guidance for swimming pools and other aquatic venues. The first complete "knitted" version of the MAHC has now been released for the MAHC’s second of two 60-day rounds of public comments. This knitted version blends together the 14 modules that have been developed, opened for public comment, and revised based on your feedback.
Be a part of history—send us your comments
Are you an environmental or other public health professional, aquatics facility designer or operator, scientist specializing in waterborne disease or injury 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 this version of the MAHC and submit your comments by May 27, 2014.
Spread the word
Please remind your colleagues that this complete, knitted version of the MAHC is now open for public comment. We encourage you to forward this email and/or to use your social media channels to spread the word. You may use, edit, or customize the following sample posts for use on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.:
- Submit comments on first complete "knitted" version of Model Aquatic Health Code released today. Deadline 5/27. http://go.usa.gov/Kfex
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- First complete "knitted" version of Model Aquatic Health Code released for public comment. Submit comments by 5/27 http://go.usa.gov/Kfex
Thank you for your review! We look forward to your comments. We will revise the knitted version of the MAHC based on the comments we receive and are excited to release the MAHC 1st Edition in summer 2014.
March 19, 2014
January 24, 2014
The Disinfection and Water Quality Module and the Regulatory Module have been revised and re-posted after the first public comment period. View the revised modules and the response to comments documents.
The first full version of the MAHC is coming soon, and we want your feedback! We plan to release the first full version of the MAHC—a combination of all revised modules and supplemental information—in spring 2014 for a 60-day public comment period.
Get a head start!
Because the MAHC will be a long document, we encourage you to get a head start and begin compiling your comments now on the modules that have been revised after the first public comment period so that you have plenty of time to submit your feedback. The content of these modules will not change substantially, but we will have to reorganize information that may be duplicated in multiple modules and resolve conflicts where duplicate items make different recommendations. We will announce when the full version is posted and we are accepting public comments for 60 days.
Each module has a short synopsis or abstract highlighting the most critical recommendations.
You can monitor the status of all modules on the MAHC website.