[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 31 (Tuesday, February 15, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 8674-8675]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3383]



40 CFR Part 1


Notice of a Public Meeting: Environmental Justice Considerations 
for Drinking Water Regulatory Efforts

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a 
public meeting to discuss and solicit input on environmental justice 
considerations related to several upcoming regulatory efforts. These 
regulatory efforts 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. Environmental justice is the fair treatment and 
meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, 
national origin, or income with respect to the development, 
implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and 
policies. EPA is holding this meeting to provide information to 
communities and an opportunity for communities to provide input on the 
LCR, Regulatory Determinations 3, perchlorate, and carcinogenic VOCs 
rulemaking efforts.
    Date and Location: The public meeting will be held in Washington, 
DC on Thursday, March 3, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight 
Time (EDT). Participants will be notified of the specific meeting room 
upon confirmation of registration. Teleconferencing will be available 
for individuals unable to attend the meeting in person.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this 
meeting, contact Lameka Smith, Standards and Risk Management Division, 
Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water; by

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phone (202) 564-1629 or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. 
For additional information about the Lead and Copper Rule, please 
visit: http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/lcr/index.cfm. For 
additional information about the drinking water contaminant candidate 
list and the regulatory determinations process, please visit: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/drinkingwater/dws/ccl/index.cfm. For additional 
information about perchlorate, please visit: http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/unregulated/perchlorate.cfm.
    For additional information about carcinogenic VOCs, please visit 
the Drinking Water Strategy homepage: http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/dwstrategy/index.cfm.

    Registration: Individuals planning to attend in person or by 
teleconference must register for the meeting by contacting Junie Percy, 
of IntelliTech at (937) 427-4148 ext. 210 or by sending an e-mail to 
[email protected] no later than Friday, February 28, 2011. 
Additional information pertaining to the meeting will be provided upon 
confirmation of registration. There is no charge for attending this 
public meeting, but seats and phone lines are limited, so register as 
soon as possible.
    Special Accommodations: For information on access or request for 
special accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please 
contact Lameka Smith, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency; by telephone (202) 564-1629 or by 
sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Please allow at least five 
business days prior to the meeting to allow time to process your 

    Dated: February 10, 2011.
Cynthia C. Dougherty,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. 2011-3383 Filed 2-14-11; 8:45 am]