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Environmental Justice Considerations for Drinking Water Regulatory Efforts
February 18, 2011, 11:02 am
Filed under: News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a public meeting to discuss and solicit input on several upcoming regulatory efforts and their impacts on communities with environmental justice concerns. The regulatory efforts to be discussed include the long-term revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) and the third Regulatory Determinations from the drinking water Contaminant Candidate List 3.
EPA recently announced its intentions to develop drinking water regulatory actions for perchlorate and carcinogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs). While the Agency is in the very preliminary stages of developing the regulatory efforts for perchlorate and carcinogenic VOCs, EPA plans to discuss these actions at this meeting.
This meeting was announced in the Federal Register on February 15, 2011 (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-02-15/pdf/2011-3383.pdf).
The meeting is currently scheduled to take place in Washington, DC on March 3, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants may either attend in person or via teleconference. The meeting location, and teleconference dial in phone number will be announced to registered participants via email once a location has been confirmed. The agenda and other pertinent information will also be emailed to those who are registered a few days prior to the meeting.
If you wish to register to attend this meeting either in person or via teleconference, please contact Junie Percy by e-mail at junie.percy@itsysteminc.com or by phone at (937) 427-4148 (x210) no later than Monday, February 28, 2011. Please include your full name, organization, city and state, email address, phone number and whether you intend to attend the meeting in person or via teleconference. There is no charge for attending this public meeting, but seats and phone lines are limited so register as soon as possible.
For technical questions regarding any of the meeting topics please contact Lameka Smith either by email at Smith.Lameka@epamail.epa.gov or by phone at 202-564-1629.

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