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EPA announces series of Science Advisory Board meetings to discuss draft CCL5

On December 7, EPA announced a series of upcoming meetings of the Science Advisory Board’s (SAB) Drinking Water Committee (DWC) to discuss the draft Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 5 (CCL5) and three associated support documents. The first of three meetings will be held January 11, 2022 and will consist of a briefing on the topic from EPA staff, discussion of the charge questions, and an opportunity for the public to provide oral comments. The remaining meetings, to be held February 16 and 18, will focus on the DWC’s review of the documents. All meetings will be held virtually from 12-5 p.m. ET. The public may also submit written comments to the SAB throughout the process via the board’s Designated Federal Officer listed within the Federal Register, but the Agency encourages those interested to submit formal comments by January 4, 2022, in order to receive full consideration by the SAB. EPA will post registration information, agenda, and related materials ahead of the meeting on the SAB’s webpage.