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EPA Drinking Water Method Development for Contaminant Candidate List Contaminants

EPA will be hosting a public meeting and webinar on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 to discuss analytical testing procedures for unregulated contaminants in drinking water that are being, or will be considered for inclusion, on the Contaminant Candidate List (CCL). Technical experts from EPA’s Technical Support Center and Office of Research and Development will describe methods currently in development for many CCL contaminants, with an expectation that several of these methods will support future cycles of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) program.  The agenda for the public meeting and webinar will include time for public comment for those that pre-register to present information and provide technical input on analytical testing procedures for CCL contaminants.

The public meeting will be held at the U.S. EPA Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC), 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268. Participants can also attend on-line via a webinar link, which will broadcast the meeting discussion and presentations. Persons wishing to attend the meeting in-person or on-line via the webinar must register by May 1, 2013 by sending an email to: UCMRWebinar@cadmusgroup.comPlease specify in your email whether you wish to attend in-person or on-line

To be placed on the public commenter presentation list, you will need to send an email to: UCMRWebinar@cadmusgroup.com by May 1, 2013 indicating that you will attend the meeting in person and would like to present comments, along with a brief 2-3 sentence summary of your presentation topic. Once all presentation requests are in, EPA will notify you of the maximum time allotment for your presentation. Any overhead materials (e.g., PowerPoint slides or PDF document) that you plan to include in your presentation must be sent to UCMRWebinar@cadmusgroup.com by Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

Further information about this meeting and the submittal of public comments can be found in the Federal Register notice EPA-HQ-OW-2013-0213; FRL-9803-5.

Key Dates:

  • Register for in-person or on-line attendance by Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
  • Register for the public presenter list by Wednesday, May 1, 2013 (including a 2-3 sentence summary); any presentation materials (e.g., slides) must be received by Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
  • The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 9:00am to 4:30pm Eastern Time.
  • EPA will post the meeting materials in the public docket (reference Docket ID EPA-HQ-OW-2013-0213) from May 15 to June 17, 2013, to provide an opportunity for post-meeting written comments.