Jun 02, 2011

EPA Plans Meeting on Third Contaminant Candidate List

Agency will gain input on contaminants and process for regulatory determination

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public stakeholder meeting on June 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Washington, D.C., to discuss the agency’s regulatory determinations for the third Contaminant Candidate List or CCL3. EPA is currently in the preliminary process of making decisions about whether to regulate any of the unregulated contaminants on the third Contaminant Candidate List as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and obtain input on EPA’s process for regulatory determination along with the contaminants and the technical information that the agency is considering. The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act amendments require EPA to determine every five years whether to regulate at least five contaminants from the current CCL with a national primary drinking water regulation. On Oct. 8, 2009, EPA published CCL 3 containing 116 unregulated contaminants.

Individuals planning to attend the Stakeholder Meeting must register for the meeting by contacting Melissa Simic at 2025647722 or [email protected] no later than June 8. There is no charge for attending the meeting, but seats are limited. Participants will be notified of the specific meeting room upon confirmation of registration. Attendees will be required to pass through security checks at the front desk and obtain a visitor’s badge.