EPA Calls Meetings to Discuss Underground Injection Control Requirements

Revisions Made for Class I Municipal Wells in Florida

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published two notices in the Federal Register. The first announced the Notice of Availability of EPA's "Relative Risk Assessment of Management Options for Treated Wastewater in South Florida" and the second announced the Notice of Data Availability that summarizes information from the relative risk assessment and solicits public comment on how the deep well injection findings should inform the final determination on the July 7, 2000, proposed rule, Revision to the Federal Underground Injection Control (UIC) requirements for Class I Municipal Wells in Florida.

Meetings to discuss the new legislation are scheduled for June 24, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., West Palm Beach, Florida; and June 25, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tampa, Florida. The meeting locations are Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast District, Public Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 400 N. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33401; and Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel, 700 South Florida Avenue; Tampa, Fla. 33602.

For inquiries and/or to access the risk assessment report, contact Nancy H. Marsh, Ground Water & UIC Section, EPA Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (phone: 404-562-9450; e-mail: [email protected]) or Howard Beard, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA East, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Mail Code 4606M, Washington, DC 20460 (phone: 202-564-3874; e-mail: [email protected]) or contact the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (phone 800-426-4791). The Safe Drinking Water Hotline is open Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern daylight-saving time.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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