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“DWQC DAWDLES — The state’s Drinking Water Quality Council is running out of time to produce its initial set of recommendations after being formed last year in reaction to several water contamination crises around New York. The council is supposed to deliver its first recommendations about limits on emerging water contaminants by Oct. 2, a year after its first meeting. But it hasn’t met in six months. A meeting scheduled for March 19 was abruptly canceled and has never been rescheduled.

— Several council members told POLITICO that they have been ready to meet for a while and are stuck in a “holding pattern” because Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has been unable to schedule a meeting date. The council was created as part of the state’s response to the discovery of PFOA in Hoosick Falls, PFOS in Newburgh, and the growing presence of 1,4-dioxane on Long Island. Nick and Marie J. French have more here.”