EPA Announces First Virtual Meeting of NDWAC MDBP Working Group

EPA has recently announced the first meeting for its National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Microbial Disinfection Byproducts (MDBP) Working Group. The MDBP rules were identified as candidates for revision as part of the latest Six-Year Review of all drinking water regulations. As part of the potential regulatory revisions effort, EPA has requested that the NDWAC, a Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) established under the Safe Drinking Water Act, provide the agency with advice and recommendations on key issues related to potential revisions to MDBP rules. The work of the NDWAC will be supported by an MDBP Rule Revisions Working Group.

The first meeting of the Working Group is May 23, 2022 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm (Eastern) and will be hosted virtually. The meeting is intended to make introductions among Working Group members; review previous public engagements and Working Group member interview findings; describe the approach to sequencing meeting topics for the meeting series and supporting discussions with technical information; and share goals for Working Group outcomes/impacts.

Registration for members of the public to listen can be found here. Meeting materials and more information will be posted to the NDWAC MDBP Rule Revisions Working Group webpage