[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 22, 2021)]
[Pages 52672-52673]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-20498]




Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of 
Ground Water and Drinking Water is

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announcing a virtual meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory 
Council (NDWAC or Council) as authorized under the Safe Drinking Water 
Act (SDWA). The purpose of the meeting is to allow members of the 
NDWAC's Consumer Confidence Report Rule Revision (CCR3) Working Group 
to present their preliminary recommendations to the Council on targeted 
issues relating to CCR rule revisions as required under the America's 
Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018. Information about the CCR3 
Working Group along with EPA's charge to the NDWAC, to provide advice 
and recommendations to the agency related to revisions of the CCR rule 
in the areas of accessibility challenges; advancing environmental 
justice to better support underserved communities; improving 
readability, understandability, clarity, and accuracy of information 
and risk communication of CCRs; and CCR delivery methods may be found 
on EPA's website at https://www.epa.gov/ndwac. The NDWAC will meet 
again at a later date to review the Working Group's final report to the 
Council and to develop advice and recommendations from the Council to 

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 12, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 
2:30 p.m. eastern time.

ADDRESSES: This will be a virtual meeting. There will be no in-person 
gathering for this meeting. For more information about attending, 
providing oral statements, and accessibility for the meeting, as well 
as sending written comments, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
of this document.

Federal Officer, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (Mail Code 
4601), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-3798; email 
address: [email protected].

    Attending the Meeting: The meeting will be open to the general 
public. The meeting agenda and information on how to register for and 
attend the meeting online will be provided on EPA's website at https://www.epa.gov/ndwac prior to the meeting.
    Oral Statements: EPA will allocate 60 minutes for the public to 
present oral comments during the meeting. Oral statements will be 
limited to five minutes per person during the public comment period. It 
is preferred that only one person present a statement on behalf of a 
group or organization. Persons interested in presenting an oral 
statement should send an email to [email protected] by noon, 
eastern time, on October 4, 2021. The subject line of the email should 
be ``Attention Elizabeth Corr: Request to present oral comments.''
    Written Statements: Any person who wishes to file a written 
statement can do so before or after the Council meeting. Send written 
statements by email to [email protected] or see the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document if sending statements by 
mail. Written statements received by noon, eastern time, on October 5, 
2021, will be shared with all members of the Council and the CCR3 
Working Group prior to the meeting. Statements received after that time 
for up to 30 days after the meeting will become part of the permanent 
file for the meeting and will be shared with the Council and Working 
Group members after conclusion of the meeting.
    Accessibility: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, or to request accommodations for a 
disability, please contact Elizabeth Corr by email at 
[email protected], or by phone at (202) 564-3798, preferably at 
least 10 days prior to the meeting to allow as much time as possible to 
process your request.
    National Drinking Water Advisory Council: The NDWAC was created by 
Congress on December 16, 1974, as part of the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(SDWA) of 1974, Public Law 93-523, 42 U.S.C. 300j-5, and is operated in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The NDWAC was established to advise, consult 
with, and make recommendations to the EPA Administrator on matters 
relating to activities, functions, policies, and regulations under the 
SDWA. General information about the NDWAC is available at: https://www.epa.gov/ndwac.

Jennifer L. McLain,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. 2021-20498 Filed 9-21-21; 8:45 am]