[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 52 (Thursday, March 19, 2009)]
[Page 11719]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-6005]




Total Coliform Rule Revisions--Notice of Stakeholder Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's Total Coliform Rule/
Distribution System Advisory Committee established an Agreement in 
Principle (AIP), which provides the Agency with recommendations for 
revising the 1989 Total Coliform Rule (TCR). One of the recommendations 
of the Committee is that EPA conduct stakeholder outreach as the Agency 
develops the proposed revisions to the TCR. Today, EPA is giving notice 
of a public meeting to provide regulation development updates and 
opportunities for stakeholders to provide feedback on the development 
of the proposed revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR).
    Topics to be discussed in the meeting include a review of EPA's 
commitments to stakeholder outreach and involvement pertaining to the 
proposed RTCR and linkages to other rules; plan and schedule for 
guidance documents development; progress in converting the AIP 
recommendations to the rule language; discussion on proposed changes to 
the Public Notification and Consumer Confidence Report language; and 
discussion on AIP recommendations regarding review of the TCR 
analytical methods for Total Coliform/E. coli. EPA will also provide 
status on the Distribution System Research and Information Collection 
Partnership. Teleconferencing will be available for individuals unable 
to attend the meeting in person.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009 (9 a.m. 
to 4 p.m., Eastern Time (ET)). Attendees and those planning to 
participate via teleconference should register for the meeting by 
calling Kate Zimmer of RESOLVE at (202) 965-6387 or by e-mail to 
[email protected] no later than March 31, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the EPA East Building, Room 
1117-A, 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general inquiries about this 
meeting and teleconference information, contact Kate Zimmer of RESOLVE 
at (202) 965-6387 or by e-mail [email protected]. For technical 
information, contact Sean Conley: [email protected], (202) 564-1781), 
Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of Ground Water and 
Drinking Water (MC 4607M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; fax number: (202) 564-
3767. For more information on the Committee's recommendations please 
visit, http://www.epa.gov/safewater/disinfection/tcr/regulation_revisions_tcrdsac.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations: For information on 
access or accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please 
contact Crystal Rodgers-Jenkins at (202) 564-5275 or by e-mail at 
[email protected]. Please allow at least 10 days prior to 
the meeting to give EPA time to process your request.

    Dated: March 13, 2009.
Cynthia C. Dougherty,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. E9-6005 Filed 3-18-09; 8:45 am]